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Supplements / Fibro

Nov 14, 2014 9:05 AM

So I am researching different supplements that supposidly provide support / relief for fibromyalgia symptoms. anyone have any experience with any of these and how did it work out for you?
Diribose
5-HCT
sAME
Magnesium
Melatonin
Vit D
Vit B
Please also let me know if there are other helpful supplements that you take!

Nov 14, 2014 11:59 AM

Hi jesswoo, d-ribose helped my daytime energy from chronic fatigue. Melatonin I take nightly to help sleep. Unfortunately I have found no relief for fibro pain.

Nov 14, 2014 5:57 PM

Seriously recommended vitamin d, magnesium is great for muscle aches and pains and am about to go back to my naturopath and get some more adrenotone, it's a metagencis product, there is another similar product from BioCeuticals that provides support to the adrenal system.
Anyone in chronic pain has the possibility of the adrenal glands which control the fight or flight response going into exhaustion or overload as the pain response makes the adrenal system constantly fire, resulting in adrenal exhaustion. I found it useful to occasionally add to the mix.

Nov 18, 2014 1:02 AM

Magnesium I take at night it also helps with bowel problems, I tried melatonin it did nothing for me. I take vit D and while I am higher than zero on my blood test now I don't think I feel the difference. Vit B makes me urinate bright yellow other than that I am not sure. I take zinc, vit c, selenium and chromium they were recommended due to my thyroid issues. But lack of chromium May lead to nerve problems.

Nov 18, 2014 3:59 AM

Research vit D you can actually take some quite higher doses to get your levels up, as my levels are diagnostically normal, I do actually feel better when I supplement regularly.
There is a difference in the test methodology and findings.
Recommend you research and experiment!

Nov 19, 2014 2:45 PM

I do oil pulling every morning. I also take coenzyme q10 at the highest daily dose, I take a b12 supplement, nee propolis, Devils claw root to help with pain and inflammation (it may not work but takes a long time to build up in the body).x

Nov 19, 2014 5:51 PM

Wow. Thanks for posting! I just started oil pulling, am waiting for coq-10 to arrive. How much do you take? Am very interested in devils claw and nee propolos. I am trying everything under the sun that is natural/alternative. But when I have a bad flare, like recently from this cold snap, it seems hopeless. Has anyone tried feverfew? It's herbal.

Nov 20, 2014 7:02 AM

What is oil pulling? I have never heard of it.

Nov 20, 2014 2:21 PM

Mess woo oil pulling is a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish around in your mouth for 20mins spit out and rinse with warm salt water. It helps pull toxins out of the body, also good at keeping mouth nice while taking mess that give you dry mouth or bad tastes in mouth and helps naturally whiten your teeth. My mum sends it over from Canada. She gets it at price club. It's 200mgs once a day. I also have cod liver oil and krill oil(red oil) good for dry eyes and sore eyes. Bee propolis is good. You can take in pill format or cream. I use both. Devils claw root helps. 3 times a day with a meal. You think it helps take the edge off a flare up but doesn't stop it. It takes a long time to start up and get going.x

Nov 20, 2014 2:24 PM

I am also volunteering next week for somebody to try the Bowen therapy on me. Will keep you posted.x

Nov 22, 2014 1:21 PM

I like sublingual B-12- helps nervous system and muscle aches. Epsom salt baths about 6-7 Cups per large tub helps nerves fire correctly, lessens muscle aches and pulls toxins from body. The reason Epsom salt works so well is because of the magniesum. High quality CoQ-10 is great for muscle pain. I order my supplements from Swanson online. Hope this helps someone else. Sams club has Epsom Salt for $6.50 for 10 pound bucket.

Nov 22, 2014 1:32 PM

turmeric and bromelain ( t found in curry and b in pineapple or both in capsule ) help with inflammation and helps a small amount to reduce fibro pain for me.

Nov 30, 2014 12:48 AM

I use a heating pad for pain, magnets also help at times (Homedics) applied to pain area.
My best therapy is a jetted tub with Epsom salt, it really takes the sting out.
Not a cure all, but it sure helps me cope, we need a break from the pain.
Each flare is different so I have a variety of options to ease the pain.

Nov 30, 2014 7:59 PM

The tub is my best friend! I use 6 or 7 cups of Epsom salts and soak. (Sams clun has 10 pound buckets for 6 dollars) More than half of Americans have magnesium deficiencies. Magnesium helps your nervious system Also I addTumeric supplements to my pill box daily.

Dec 02, 2014 11:22 PM

I also strongly recommend magnesium ( I use "natural calm" supplement its one of the very few things I have found that always helps me recover from a flare) and vitamin D and melatonin. Also have used thyroid support, adrenal supports, progesterone, B vitamins and omega 3 oils. My standard protocol and its enabled me to be far more active ( in addition to physical therapy and gradually increased exercise).

Dec 02, 2014 11:58 PM

I would recommend malic acid and magnesium in the form of magnesium oil.

Dec 03, 2014 12:02 AM

I would also recommend St. John's wort and 5 HTP for depression if you're not on antidepressants.

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