• 5 months ago

    Living with Fibromyalgia

    Hi everyone, I, too had Fibro for over 10 years. I guess my story is probably similar to many of yours. For the best part of these 10 years I was in the most awful state imaginable. I was close many times to just run the car into the next tree and make this misery an end. I have had gabapentin, Cymbalta and many other drugs that did not help me at all, if anything the side effects made it even less worth living. We emigrated and so got a new doctor. Although he really tried to help but I guess he didn't know how. However during one check-up he had a flash of inspiration and prescribed me Arnica-Betula compound drops - yes a homeopathic remedy - and yes I went home in tears, thinking what a waste of money but low and behold no more burning muscles in my body and the fibro fog had also disappeared - a miracle in my eyes. A little bit later he put me on Spiricort for something completely unrelated but it worked for the Fibro, the arthritis in the whole of my spine, and all the destroyed discs too. And by accident I discovered that a protein shake in the morning made a massive, massive difference to me. I actually have now a bit of get up and go- something I could only dream of before. In the last 2 months I have been able to clean and sort out my whole house- something I am really proud of having achieved. Without the help of the drops, the tablets and the shakes totally impossible. I also take the vit D3 of course, when necessary i.e. when my bones hurt. I am now able to work 55% and on my days off I go walking with our dog - something I have not been able to do without screaming in pain afterwards, for a long long time. Although I know I am not healed but these measures made life worth living for me. I am thinking of trying Ginko for my brain - my short term memory is atrocious. Anyone tried that?

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  • 5 months ago

    RE: Living with Fibromyalgia

    To iwishihadwings: Your story sounds similar to mine and I'm interested in the arnica betula drops. I looked them up but there's an A and a B type. Which do you take and what dose? Thanks for the help.
      • 5 months ago
        Hi there, on my Arnica-Betula Compound drops is no A or B. Not sure but the A could possibly stand for Arnica and the B for Betula???My drops are from a company called Weleda and the Article Number is 00124374 - not sure if its the same number internationally or just here in Switzerland. Dosage: "Normal" people take 5-10 drops a day. I was priscribed 3x25 drops but with the ok from my doctor i take normally 3x 35 drops and sometimes when its really really bad as much as 50 drops in a single dose. It takes about 10-20 mins to work but work it most certainly does!!! Good luck and hope it works for you too!!! What do you do to combat the disease???