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Fibro pain and new meds/treatment. What would you do?

Nov 12, 2014 5:20 PM

I have fibromyalgia and ALL the "soft tissue" in my body is constantly in pain. everything from my skin to the shit that connects your muscles to your bones. but my hips are the worst of all. I've been trying NOT to use a cane because my doctor doesn't want my body to become dependent this early. long story short, I'm starting Chronic Pain Management therapy for the next 5 weeks. I can pick from an array of treatment, acupressure, acupuncture, those electo pads that I hate, Tai chi, yoga... what would you wana try and why? I'm thinking about the cortisone shots just for my hips and maybe elbows/hands (so I can get back to welding). I like working on the things I do so changing my career ain't an option.

Nov 12, 2014 6:37 PM

Hi I am in the process of trying acupuncture, gave it a go a couple of weeks my syptoms eased, so I left it a few weeks and am in bits again, so this Saturday I am booked in for a session to see it will ease the syptoms again. Will let us know

Nov 12, 2014 7:55 PM

I just got six facet joint blocks in my lumbar spine on Monday. So far it looks like it's working. The injections hurt like hell (8" needle, lidocain and cortisone), but I felt better almost immediately. Sore the next day, but now my pain levels are half of what they were before. You may want to ask about that.

Nov 13, 2014 1:32 AM

Be careful with cortisone, it will cause joint degeneration over time. I would recommend hot or warm yoga, acupuncture. Those have helped me get back most of my mobility and decreased my pain levels. Start slow and remember that these treatments will only help if you continue with them and it takes a while to notice any benefits. I'm always completely exhausted after both and in the good type of pain after yoga.

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