Does heat help? Take warm bath with 1-2 cups Epsom salts. Use heating pad or electric blanket. Magnesium supplement helps some people. You can also get magnesium is a spray that helps some people. If you scan the topics for fibromyalgia you will find other suggestions. Sorry you have it. Welcome to the community.
Welcome to the community, Asickfemale! Heat doesn't help my fibro, only helps my joints, but pain ointment helps with the tender point muscle knots. I take gabapentin and muscle relaxers too, and it helps with the neuropathies (fibro & spine). Cold packs set me off as I can't tolerate it anymore. A warm shower early in the day does help with the morning stiffness. I get stuff just sitting 30 minutes, and from others on here suggesting it, I also do gentle muscle stretches throughout my day. I've also follows other's suggestions to decrease my sugar intake, including from carbs & starches. I hope you'll find suggestions from the community helpful. Just remember that everyone is different & not everything works for everyone. Be open to trying different suggestions until you find what helps you best. There are fibromyalgia sites on the web that offer good info. Also, search for fibromyalgia in the search bar to read older info. Hugs love & prayers you all have a good day!🙂❤🙏🌼
In my family we have gone gluten free 100%, cut all soy, corn and its by products. It was a major change in our bodies. Any pre packaged meal or food item you will have some of each. I even use the lifestyle change to reduce nerve pain. My family has been labeled w fibro all thru out.
I'm allergic to soy & we dont eat any prepackaged foods like the frozen meals, or chicken tenders, French fries etc. I dont think we're 100% gluten free but pretty close to it, and same on corn, due to my hubby needing low carbs diet for diabetes. We dont eat boxed cereals either. Since reducing &/or cutting out things I can also tell a difference in my neuropathy levels. I think your recommendations were some of the first we tried out, dietary wise.
I miss soaking in the tub. If I get down I can't get back up. I was stuck in the bathtub for over an hour before I realized I didn't have enough strength to get myself out of the tub. Living alone I was so afraid. I have fibro and PMR. the PMR has caused muscle weakness. PMR is fibro on steriods! I found a brand new Instant Pot at the Thrift store... I call it God's blessing to me... so I am able to make some diet changes because I have had problems cooking. I am excited about my Instant Pot.
MySistersKeeper, what is PMR? For some reason I can't figure that out this morning. And I know as soon as you tell me I'm going to fell like "duh!" 😲Lol A walk in tub would be nice, until you get the water bill!