Fibromyalgia symptoms and natural relief

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Avatar n tn He tested my blood again and told me that Fibromyalgia is a DX by exclusion and he did not rule out that I had it. I have read a lot about it and I don't have the fatigue that I have read so much about. Yes I am not full of energy at all times but I am not nodding off during the day and I don't have pain all over my body. I was curious to see what you think as I have seen that you have been helpful and informative to others in the past.
Avatar f tn I have Fibromyalgia and can only work three days a week with days in between and have to sleep 12 hours and two short naps during the days off. This year if I do too much during one day, my upper back spasms into a neck/shoulder pain spasm and causes migraine, and I am bedridden. The only thing that provides relief is a hot bath and codeine and 2 muscle relaxants and one gravol. It has only been that bad for one year.
Avatar f tn Progesterone has a calming effect on the body and is good for pain relief. Some people are even using natural progesterone cream for fibromyalgia treatment. I don't now how far along you are in your pregnancy, but maybe the pain will get better. Also maybe there are some natural treatments to look into that would be safe to use while pregnant. How about a massage? There are natural supplements for pain too, but I do not know if they are safe to use during pregnancy.
1075109 tn?1281839291 Better to ignore these labels and deal with whatever the real underlying problem is. Fibromyalgia is a collection of symptoms without a known cause, though there are a lot of theories, and I have mine, but it usually comes with emotional difficulty of one kind or another, usually anxiety and depression. If it's hard to treat, a hack psychiatrist will call it bipolar 2 when his treatments fail, as of course they very well might if the underlying cause is fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn Today I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and hip bursitis and tendonnitus in my elbow area. I've had pain in my forearm muscles and joint near my eblow for a few months. It started on the left elbow area and then after about month it suddenly quit hurting and being sure and started up in the right upper are and joint near my elbow. Yesterday when it suddenly started up in my thigh, I thought enough, get to the Dr.
Avatar f tn Occasionally, I get some reminder, like tonight, my right arm is not functional at all and the slightest movement sends a deadly pain signal, strong enough to warrant using DMSO (look up IWILLDOTHIS in this community, a thread with many natural and holistic ideas to deal with fibro, including DMSO) and self-hypnosis. Typing with the left hand only is challenging,lol! Meditation and Hypnosis must be my top options for pain management, with Reiki, a very close second.
Avatar f tn I'm 31 and after 6 long years of chronic problems unexplained I have finally been diagnoised with Fibromyalgia and Lymphdema. Sorry about spelling. Anyway I was wondering if anyone out there has had either one and if so what kind of treatment may have work for you. They say both conditions are chronic and there is no known cure for either.
215021 tn?1224886057 RedLabsUSA is a national lab that apparently is able to diagnose both Fibromyalgia and CFS. The test is still a research test at this time. So there is a fibromyalgia - thyroid connection, but there are also people who have been misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia. And on top of that... some fibromyalgia patients can go for years without a fibro-flare.
1187243 tn?1268400611 Hello, The main symptoms of Fibromyalgia are widespread pain and fatigue. You would have multiple tender areas (muscle and joint pain) perhaps on the back of the neck, shoulders, lower back, forearms and legs. Sleep issues or insomnia are also common. Some people also have overlapping conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, or IBS.
Avatar m tn I seem to be more prone to skin irritations now like eczema and foliculitis and dry patches....has that happened to anyone? 4). Symptoms do seem a bit better, any natural supplements recommended?
Avatar m tn Last year, I had swelling and pain in my abdomen which I saw a pancreatic specialist about possible surgery needed from that symptom plus some other symptoms. He said, no, and told me to take my Miralax and Benefiber with a LOT of water. Then I never had the problem again. Make sure you call your doctor's office about it or if you have a regular doctor, you could try their office since your current neurologist is such a do-nothing.
554442 tn?1221238825 I hope all who suffer from pain find peace within and can get to a place where you feel tolerable to live within your own body,,fibromyalgia and pain for that matter is a tough one to live with but support can help dramatically,,I as well as others who have good intentions and dont just want to critisize are here for you and will walk with you down this pain journey we share together,,,, only those who live the pain can find empathy with others who feel and think the same
Avatar f tn I have eliminated most of my back pain (I'm 55) just by taking bromelain (a natural anti-inflammatory from pineapple) and protease enzymes with, and between meals. Not all enzyme supplements are created equal; some are better than others. (I don't sell them, just love the benefits I get from them!) Anyway, it's something inexpensive you might want to look into for some pain relief.
Avatar f tn Hello, I am 50 yrs female 1991 was diagnosed with. ankylosing spnondylitis, & sacroiliitis. and I also swear i have fibromyalgia also ..after all my life of pain, it finally was given a 'name' But ever since 5 yrs ago the pain has gotten much worse and so unbearable, have had sciatica few times..and now for 1 1/2 yrs have had the most severe stiff neck that won't let me turn in either direction without pain..which limits my driving due to lack of mobility in my neck.
Avatar f tn I have a situation where I have positive ANA and RF one time and then negative since. Because of my symptoms my doctor is treating me with plaquenil for likely Lupus. It is unfortunate that with fibro other issues can be involved and it is so muddied we can't figure out what issue in our body is due to what. I do have low thyroid and have been on synthetic thyroid hormone for about 11 years. My ESR is also high.
1069644 tn?1276932463 You can manage your symptoms. I am not pain free by any means, I woke up this morning in so much pain but I begin my regime and I pray. I also like getting online here and hearing from people like you and want you to know there are so many people on Medhelp who care and have great advice. So keep in touch, take care of yourself and don't be afraid to reach out and say when enough is enough.
659608 tn?1318292966 I am 64 yrs old and was forced to retire from teaching (even volunteering) due to my post interferon tx and/or fibromyalgia and/or polymyalgia rheumatica issues. I write all of the "and/or's" because no doctor has been able to figure it out. I've also had a few spine injections (cervical and lumbar facet blocks) as my old spine has many flaws, but do they cause the head to toe pain? We just don't know.
Avatar f tn 5/325 3 or 4 times a day and I really feel an impact with some vitamins and foods. They boost the relief, and increases some longevity. However, I had to stop with the calcium supplements. I started getting repeated kidney stones and the doc said no more!
630344 tn?1280108583 I am dreading the possibility that I'll get my Dx and will be asked to load up on pills - it's just not my style or preference. If any of you have tried natural methods and they did work, what were they?
1047234 tn?1253547296 Research Fibromyalgia, and you will see a lot of the same symptoms. I am A negative blood type, and I think that is one of things that causes some of the problems we have. I have to go, sorry, I didn't have time to read over this to make check mistakes. Write back anytime, I know you pain.
1348686 tn?1310657843 These include MSG, aspartame,hydrolyzed proteins, vegetable protein, isolated protein, soy products (including soy protein isolates,soy protein and soy milk), natural flavoring, sodium or calcium caseinate and others. All of these food additives worsen brain excitation and have been shown to specifically target the amygdala nucleus — a set of neurons in the brain’s temporal lobe. They are key to the processing of emotions Increase your vegetable intake to at least 5 servings a day.
Avatar n tn The nerve is being irritated enough to cause pain and weakness. Well, I hope you get some relief and it turns out to be only a pinched nerve. If it is shingles without a rash, the only thing that can be done is to manage the pain, sometimes anti-virals,and eat a healthy diet and perhaps take some vitamins. For shingles without a rash, there's a blood test they can do.
1852058 tn?1320162300 - when the pain and fatigue won't be as severe. And then you'll have time when your symptoms are absolutely horrible. Unfortunately, that's just th enature of the "beast" of fibro. Sleep is VERY important to everyone, but especially to those of us with fibro and as you already know, sleep is quite often very difficult for us. It's a vicious cycle - we can't sleep because we are in pain and don't feel well and our pain and fatigue are worse because we aren't sleeping.
665881 tn?1248930597 I have severe fibromyalgia with osteoporosis, degenerative disk disease and severe scoliosis, if you were to take a rubber band and twist it around your fingertip, where the fingernail starts, and keep twisting until it is so tight the end of your finger turns purple and then touch your finertip together with your thumb, that is the feeling of fibromyalgia and I have it all over my body with it being the worst at the neck and down the outside of my legs and my back, I cannot wear clothes with ma
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with fibro. a year ago and my symptoms have gotten worse and worse since then. I sought the care of a certified natural healthcare practitioner for fibro. after no luck with my rheumatologist and was then diagnosed with a severe progesterone deficiency. My natural healthcare practitioner said fibro. is linked to or even caused by a progesterone deficiency. I was having all the symptoms of fibro.
8496079 tn?1398416116 I have chronic back pain and want to know if lycra has narcotics in it
Avatar n tn I used to have symptoms of Fibromyalgia, Epstien Barr and Chronic Fatigue???? or what ever it was. Only took NSAID's prn and predisone if too severe.I have been doing fairly well with thoes symptoms since I retired and have a more relaxed life.Don't take meds unless it is intolerable. Do have a blood pressure problem and borderline diabetic. Wt 160#. 5' 7' in HT. but apple shaped thru abdomen. I understand this can be a syndrome that needs attention. Not sure what PCOS stands for?
Avatar n tn The important thing is definitely catching this early and doing something about it quickly. I myself have fibromyalgia, as well as my mother and her brother. My uncle has chiari malformation which has caused his fibromyalgia. This can occur after a car accident, especially if you experienced bad whiplash. You would need an MRI of the neck to rule that out. I agree with Quix though (she is very knowledgeable) that this sounds more like the RSD. I hope you get some answers soon.
Avatar f tn What works for me may not work for you but I would like to encourage anyone in chronic pain to keep seeking natural remedies and alternative treatments that provide relief. Keep an open mind. A lot of this stuff seemed foreign to me initially but I researched and asked questions.
1353650 tn?1429466974 Thanks for all information I too have severe hypoglycemia I have fibromyalgia/ chronic fatigue and a lot of pain. I was a firefighter medic and working 30 plus years on the job a lot of orthopedic surgery and later was dx with fibro it has got to the point where the pain and fatigue is so bad its badly interfering with my daily life..