• 5 months ago

    Fatigue

    I have had fibromyalgia for about 7 years. I manage the pain okay most of the time with my meds. But the fatigue never goes away. I am wondering how others deal with their fatigue. Any advice or suggestions are welcome.

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  • 5 months ago

    RE: Fatigue

    Hi Pam, I’ve recently been diagnosed and am struggling especially when I’m fatigued can I ask what meds help you ?
    Swimming ‍♂️ or light cardio helps me most days compared to no exercise
    Kind regards
    Kelly
      • 5 months ago
        Gabapentin and tizanidine help me with my aches and pains. I enjoy walking but we have had a lot of rain lately.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Fatigue

    Hello, I was diagnosed with chronic pain as well, for a few years now. Fatigue was always a problem for me, but my doctor put me on Ritalin for my fatigue and ADHD. It's helped me stay up throughout the day.
      • are Ritalin side effects "on target", in your case, as they are listed in WebMD? If so, I'm going to ask for that, too.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Fatigue

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 3 years ago. At first, pain was the main issue. I seem to have that under control with meds but now, for the past few weeks, extreme fatigue has became a BIG struggle!
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Fatigue

    I have issues with fatigue also. I take naps often during the day. I have no choice, my body shuts down. Even if its a power nap that's only 15/20 minutes long. I feel exhausted for doing the littlest things. Its very frustrating to me.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Fatigue

    Fatigue is a big battle for me too. I want to be more active but have such a hard time overcoming the exhaustion. I do take naps or at least lay down and try to clear my thoughts once or twice a day. I try to prioritize the things I need to get done and work on the "must do's" first. I try to let go of the anger and guilt of not accomplishing everything on my list by reminding myself that in order to have energy for the big stuff I need to give up the small stuff. I've been trying hard to put some exercise into my life beyond the routine daily activity but lately that has lost out to just getting through the day. It is hard not to get down about all of this but I'm hoping hearing from others who are also struggling will help me not to feel so alone.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Fatigue

    The lethargy that comes with this ailment is far beyond what anyone should have to feel. I was taking Provigil for energy and it made me feel worse and was unable to sleep. I use cannabis oil now and this has been a huge blessing in disguise. Tincture and Oils work far better than smoking and it clears my mind, increases my focus, no more migraines, or optic nerve pain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dVNCbmLAcg
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Fatigue

    Hi, I have Fibro also and the chronic fatigue is the worse. I'm managing the pain since now I'm on meds for RA. How does the fatigue get better, any help??? appreciated
      • 4 months ago
        Hello annamj2 well the fatigue has improved due to the species of cannabis that I am using. Sativa is grown differently than indica and they tend to grow in the shape of a Christmas tree creating long branches and lighter color in the bud itself. The Speck Pack which is what I initially started off came with an tincture called Uplift which is sativa dominant and I recommend it for anyone who is dealing with fatigue or as a pain management for a person with a busy lifestyle. Micro dosing bypasses the euphoric feeling that is brought on from THC. This shouldn't deter anyone from using cannabis medicinally because it is a valuable cannabinoid. So you have both RA and Fibromyalgia? Did one cause the other to show up? Here's a video for you about fibromyalgia and cannabis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dVNCbmLAcg
      • I'm very ignorant about anything related to marijuana; never used, second hand used, etc I guess I'm normal but a sample of a "never user": suggest using as a last resort because I'm having a very great life with all the ailments and positive results the VA is helping me with.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Fatigue

    I was diagnosed with fibro about four years ago, although I have suffered with it for more than 19 years. I am using Provigil to help me through the workday. I take it in the morning before leaving for work and it has helped some. I am also fortunate to have a care team that is helping me with learning to pace myself. I've been told that I have to kill my inner rabbit...
      • 3 months ago
        My doctor never recommended Provigil for myself but my mother in law who is diagnosed with MS since 2001 had this medication. She reports the medication's half life may have been too long. If she would take one dose in the morning, she would still feel the effects in the evening and she started to sleep poorly. The next day when she would take anther dose, it felt like she was taking two instead of one. She's finding better relief with King Harvest tinctures like this one. https://kingharvest.org/products/tinctures/synergy-pm/
  • RE: Fatigue

    All replies are great! I'm military and deal with fibromyalgia and the lifestyle along with the meds often lead to fatigue.

    May I suggest to you and the group: COFFEE (caffeine) alone (black) is best for fatigue, followed with a product I use called "Boost" throughout the day combats fatigue. Take a look at prescriptions that may (always do) cause fatigue.

    Repost: In summary 1) get that pedietry consult, strong shoes, diabetes socks 2) lyrica (pregabalin) 3) behavioral health 4) nutrition, exercise, weight loss

    since my body systems are always on overdrive with these problems, I've realized (since 2005) and more recently that nutrition and exercise along with using a CPAP for better sleep and temerpedic bed are most effective for fatigue. An hour nap at about 3PM helps me, too :)