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Okay Fibro, Now What?

Nov 26, 2017 1:27 AM

Hello, I have been battling with autoimmune issues, migraines, extreme gluten sensitivities, and off the charts anxiety for many years now. I was originally diagnosed with Lupus and went through treatment for a disease I did not have. But now it’s clear that Fibromyalgia has shown it’s unfortunate, ugly, and frustrating head in my life. I’ve been reading as much as I can on remedies and self help approaches to the pain but it made me want to ask- How do you find relief and what advice do you have for someone who just entered this new battle?

Everyone is different, but if I’m missing something that could help make this pain more manageable, I would hate to miss the opportunity. Thank you! - Big hugs

Nov 26, 2017 7:40 AM

Does heat help? Soak in hot tub in 1-2 cups Epsom salt. Electric blanket or heating pad. A TENS unit helps some people.

Nov 26, 2017 9:00 AM

Keeping your body warm will tone down the pain. There are certain diets u can follow that help like avoiding sugar, alcohol, wheat, and other things. Using stevia instead of sugar is a good way to go. Eating leans meats. Unfortunately eating like this is expensive so i have never followed it exactly to get the full benefit.

Nov 26, 2017 4:11 PM

I take an hour long bath with bath soaks I make myself. They have Epsom salts, essential oils(my favorites are peppermint and eucalyptus) dried lavender or rose, and comfrey leafs. They have great recipes online for bath stuff that relieves muscle pain. I started using cbd bath bombs. And I use medical marijuana. I always have a heating pad with me. I changed my diet and I started physical therapy. I was just diagnosed on the 6th with fibromyalgia. So I'm still looking for more ways to help with the pain.

Nov 26, 2017 6:08 PM

Hi, I was diagnosed the beginning of last year after 6 years of frustration. I also research all the time as what works for one does not work for the other. The biggest help for me was when I went vegan. I find the healthier I eat the better I feel. I am still unfit for work because of my disability but slowly and surely I am getting there. I also like Thai chi as yoga is a problem for me, way to painful, and I also have lidnicane drips as part of my treatment as well as daily medicine of gabapentin and amitriptyline. It's not easy so strong and positive mental health is a huge part of it. Maybe try meditation that works for some. Good luck x

Nov 27, 2017 12:24 AM

I have found that staying warm helps a little. Not too hot and not cold. I've also found using the icy hot roll on helps some, stinks real bad but it helps me. Other than that I'm at a loss. I've been trying new things over the years and haven't found much

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