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Feb 14, 2017 12:52 AM

Hello I am newly diagnosed I believe I've had it for years but symptoms got really bad back in November but all inspite being in pain 24/7 today was a good day everyday is great some just more challenging than others. So my doc put me on cymbalta and that is a no no I had a severe allergic reaction and actually could have died in my sleep because I was taking my meds at bedtime and I woke to hives and a tight and tingling throat...needless to say I was kept by the Most High. So as of right now I am not taking any meds and my body is in more pain than it was before so it seems. Also went to the er and they say I may have gout in my foot. so that's just more pain to deal with on top of all of that I have chronic migraines. So I have now become a frequent pill popper but I what until the pain is almost unbearable or right before I have to do something that requires me having to use my hands for a long period of time. IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTION ON DAY TO DAY MANAGEMENT IM OPEN. So here are somethings I deal with and just curious if it is normal.
Joint swelling
Night sweats
Inside tremble esp. If I am waken from my sleep
Joint pain
Extreme fatigue
Joint stiffness
Extremly cold hands and feet
Face pain
Mood swings
In always on edge
Lately my life has become very challenging due to the fibromyalgia but I manage but there are time where I just want to cry because of the pain and the forgetfulness. I just to manage as best as I can while being a mother running a household and a minister assisting in ministry. Any suggestion

Feb 14, 2017 5:13 AM

Hi Kia511, welcome to the community. We are like a big family. We come from all over the world so come on at all times. I'm sorry you have fibro. Have you tried heat? Try 1-2 cups Epsom salts in warm bath. Epsom salts is magnesium. Try heating pad or electric blanket. Some people take supplements magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin B complex, I'm having a fog moment.

Feb 14, 2017 5:15 AM

I do sleep on a heating pad. I do the warm bath but not with Epsom salt I picking up some today thanks.

Feb 14, 2017 5:32 AM

Hi Kia and welcome to the crazy family 😉 sometimes it's all can do to get thro the day!!!!
Everyone on here is very supportive and there is a plenty of knowledge too.
We're all over the globe so sometimes it might be a while before someone responds depending on their time zone.

A couple of things that might help....I've seen you've got a heat pad and are picking up some Epsom bath salts, with the bath salts to get the best benefit from them you need to soak in the bath for at least 20 minutes and not do anything for 2 hours after so having a bath before going to bed is probably the best way.

To help reduce the fatigue a little I take a vitamin B complex, vitamin D (I'm borderline deficient), iron and magnesium supplements.
The magnesium supplement can help fatigue, relax muscles and help with the normal function of nerves as well as help nerve pain.
I also use a magnesium spray that you spray on the area of muscle pain and massage it in.

Do you have a tens machine? They can be really good for pain relief....you don't put the pads on the area of pain, you put the just above and around where the pain starts and the electric pulses disrupt the pain signals therefore reducing the pain.

At the moment that's all I can think of so if I remember any more I'll let you know x

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