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I have liked having my energy back . It's for fibro but I think I'm losing friends over it. It sometimes feels like I'm using again ( recovery from alcohol and drugs 8 years now) I don't want to go back to bed.
Is there anybody out there that has been painfree for years that is not on prescription meds for fibromyalgia.
I'm glad you realize that taking more of ANY medication, even the over the counter ones, can be dangerous. Please be honest with your doctor about how much of these meds you've been taking, so if deemed necessary, they can do some testing to make sure your liver and other organs are still ok. Also stress to them that the only reason you've been taking more of these meds is because your current med of the Celebrex is not helping with your pain.
Unfortunately now I don't have health insurance and could not get help from an allopath. Over the counter nsaids are the only medicine I can use. However I can say that for natural relief, Epsom salt bathes are fantastic. Ginger root is a nice systemic ani-inflammatory. Reiki and Tai chi and Yoga are all good for pain management. When you can move of course. Even Acupuncture has shown good benefits.
IF no diagnosis canbe found at this point, try losing weight, exercise, sleeping and eating well, and avoiding the use of over the counter medication other than judicious use of tylenol for a few weeks and see if you feel better. It is important though to keep following with your doctor as your symptoms develop.
But extra heat in the form of a heat pack or hot water bottle doesn't seem to help (me, at least). You may have noticed that regular anti-inflammatories (either over-the-counter or a prescription like Celebrex) don't do much for the severe pain that makes you limp. That's a clue that it isn't true tendonitis, like tennis elbow or something. Medication for nerve pain should be more effective. I hope whatever treatment you choose works well for you!
I'm just very skeptical about the over the counter, get well quick type treatments. It does have a disclaimer at their site that says before beginning any form of treatment like this, to first speak with your physician. I just feel if it was as simple as taking a supplement (which i've tried before and it failed) that the reasearchers would have tested its validity and it would be FDA approved for use in these cases. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Not to mention, I'm almost always in constant pain despite taking medication (prescribed and over-the-counter) to curb of some of the pain temporarily. All of this threatens my Air Force career because of the now strict PT standards the Air Force have adopted. My superiors don't believe me to much, but my conditions are so real and true.
My story is almost 8 years in the making, so I will try to be as brief as possible! First "Flare-Up" - July 2002 Became extremely dizzy at work completely out of the blue. Symptoms over the next 4 months included cloudy/blurry vision, inability to concentrate/focus, severe muscle achiness, weakness in legs (felt as if legs would give out when walking or standing), tingling on right side of face & right arm, shallow breathing & chest tightness, pain around eyes.
After that incident I have faithfully taken a multi-vitamin every night before bed and an over-the counter potassium supplement (with my doctors approval of course). I do not have trouble with cramps like that anymore. In following bloodwork, I have found that I have a problem retaining potassium in my system for some weird reason unknown. My levels are always at the very bottom end of normal even with the supplements I take.
Last year, at the age of 42, I was diagnosed with stage 2, invasive lobular carcinoma. My tumor was 2.5 cm and I had a lumpectomy followed by a full axillary dissection (which was horrible) and then 3 months of chem (cytoxin & adriamycin) and 33 radiation treatments. June 8 (my birthday) will be a year since I completed treatment. Along with other "fallout" issues of the treatment, my most problematic issue is my ongoing pain.
My doc went through 3 different prescription laxatives to finally find one that worked. And that was after trying every thing over the counter and every nutty home remedy I could find. At one point I went to the emergency room from stomach pain and throwing up very painfully (I could barely walk) After 4 hrs of writhing in the ER, x-rays, cat-scans, and appendicitus worries, the Doc finally walks in and says I am so constipated that the food I ate had no where to go.
It started in my shoulders and has moved all over my body. I also had testicular cancer, and one treatment of chemo and syphillis last year. Rheuamtology tests have comeup negative and doctors are at a loss for what is going on. Am fully recovered at this time from both. Also beginning to feel numbness and tingling in my hands and fingers. Also it is not just cracking, there is strange movement and sometimes I have mild involuntary twitching though it is becoming more frequent.
Re: Some will try to claim that these problems cropping up after tx are a 'coincidence', or are due to some sort of rapid aging. How ridiculous to keep saying this. The point was that since such symptoms can be seen in the aging process, it must be difficult to definitively link them to the effects of interferon treatment. But Kalio supplied you with research that supports your suspicions, even though she/he was treated rudely on the other thread.
Hello, My mother completed HEP C treatment (interferon) approx. 2.5 years ago. She is now experiencing serious body aches and pain as well as depression. The doctor says is not related. Has anyone experienced these and other symptoms? If so, can you share information and advice? Thank you very much!
It's bound to be tough, but you can do it. And your doctor can help. Try an over-the-counter or prescription cream. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams or prescription steroid creams can help ease itching and inflammation. Soaps or lotions containing coal tar may be helpful, too. Try other types of medication. Sometimes antihistamines help stop itching. In other cases, steroids may be injected directly into the affected area to reduce itching.
A guy has a heart attack at 45 because he took treatment. doesn't mean the treatment caused it. could have been his genetics and a million gut bombs..or that he was a prison subject, still it will go down in the list of possible side effevts. there's no way to prove a drug causes evert reaction. Not when they are only around for a few years anyway.Part of the bad rap for GH comes from all the misuse, athletic and hollywood, but docs won't prescribe megadoses for people to become the hulk.
In the meantime, does anyone know any treatment/over the counter medicines that can help with these sort of sypmtoms?
Your doctor may still want to do blood tests or x-rays to rule out illnesses that mimic fibromyalgia Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, home treatment can relieve some of the symptoms. The most important therapy for muscle pain is regular, low-impact exercise. Keeping muscles conditioned and healthy by exercising three times a week decreases the amount of discomfort.
Apart from that, triptans, over the counter pain killers could be given as an acute treatment. Neurontin , B- blockers and gabapentin may be considered as a prophylactic treatment. Please consult a neurologist for a better insight after a thorough clinical examination in your case. Hope it helps.
Some people don't know that NSAIDS, whether prescription or over-the-counter can greatly effect kidney function. You really need to see a nephrologist or discuss your meds with your doctor to see which ones you may have to discontinue or reduce. Good luck.
In the early years I saw a chiropractor who put my joints in place once a month, then I needed twice a month, then weekly, and now quite frankly I could use it daily. My son watched the chiropracter and he can put my back in place by walking on it. I used over the counter naproxen but at prescription strength. MRI's show areas of spinal stenosis, worse in the neck, and some degeneration of the SI joints. I had a heart attack and cannot currently take any NSAIDS.
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Since you may not be able to get medical help for awhile I can give you some advice for some over-the counter tablet/other remedies that might help until you can get to a doctor who can help you. 1. Get some rice and a super long stocking or tube sock without any holes in it. Fill the sock with the rice. Tie the top end really tight. You can place this in the microwave for a minute or two to use as a heat pack or place it in the freezer for a cold pack on sore muscles.
They are to be taken on prescription. You can use an over-the-counter (OTC) decongestant combined with an anti-inflammatory analgesic (pain reliever) like Ibuprofen. However, you should not use decongestants for more than 5-7 days at a time.Inhale steam and use corticosteroid nasal sprays. Severe cases may require oral steroids and sinus drainage.
Other possible cause could be osteoartritis, joint infection, Gout, lupus, fibromyalgia, or other immune responses. Generally steroids are used in the treatment and when infection is the cause antibiotics will be used. I Hope This Helps! Keep us posted on what he finds out.
Along with it you can try over the counter antacids. However I would recommend you see a doctor and take medication under a doctor’s supervision. Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Take a late night snack and eat supper early.
Maybe tell her I've been taking so many over the counter pain relievers and they arent helping? After dealing with the pain, which I thought was just part of getting older (I'm 52), and not wanting to have to admit to needing some kind of stronger pain relief, I am ready to give in and ask for some help managing the pain.
I have suffered from migraines for eleven years now and have only been able to address with "Midrin" which no longer is available and this is my second migrain accomanied with burning feeling between my brain and my skull, nausea, sensetivity to light and especially sounds....is very debilitating and I feel like something is seriously wrong and am not getting much help from local E.R doc.
How Can Dextromethorphan Help Fibromyalgia While a cough medicine does not seem like it would be much help to those with fibromyalgia symptoms, recent studies suggest that dextromethorphan may actually be a suitable treatment for fibromyalgia patients.
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