Hello everyone, I am looking for anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia and can suggest healing methods, medication and I would like to compare symptoms. Mine feels as if I had the flu, headache, joint aches, terribly tired, pain around the glands, stomach pain, low back. If lyou can please write with any comment or suggestion for relief, or any idea what causes it I will appreciate it thank you.
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In reply to beatricefay, who wrote – What did your doctor give you for sleep? My sleep is awful after a knee replacement. Focusing on the pain with different meds (percoset, gabapentin, acetaminophen), but still up every 2 hours.
I take three 15 mg. pills of temezapam about an hour before going to bed. My pain levels drop so I usually fall asleep without too much trouble and I stay asleep between four and seven hours.
In reply to cila, who wrote – Hello, where did you find the Dr. that help you for sleeping? I myself have hard time sleeping, I only get 3 or 4 hrs.I have been taking sleeping pills for a long time and I don’t to use them anymore. Thanks for the info.
There is really only one doctor in my area (Quad Cities – Iowa and Illinois) who handles sleep issues, usually sleep apnea. My GP referred me to him and he has been nothing short of excellent. If you can sleep without pills, so much the better. I wish I could and have tried to do so from time to time, but I can’t get to sleep and when I do it is very light.
In reply o 1langla, who wrote – Thanks!Hopefully,that means praying 4 me 2.Huh?I do read&watch tv.
I will pray for you. I have a wide circle of friends who pray for me and I know God hears and answers prayer.
I’ll pray 4 you 2.Thanks!Yes,He does.
Yes, of course, I do many intellectual things all day long……I used to be able to do my art work but everything is too back breaking in every medium. ladyjane85
Now,I’ve a sprained ankle.Plz(thx)pray 4 me.
That’s 2 bad.I know life’s hard @ times.
I’m not sure what the discussion on fibromyalgia has been I’VE been down for a long time. I have had 8 spinal surgeries and after 20 + years opened my mouth to my rheumatologistt sometimes I hurt all over. I also have 4 immune diseases diagnosed at a two week stay at the best hospital in my state. My doctor worked me over for 30 minutes and sad add fibromyalgia to the list. He said prednisone would be best but to dangerous so he gave me soma which helps a lot. I’ll leave it at that for now. briansr.
I have found bi-weekly full body massages to be extremely helpful in my overall general well being. I also find baths heavy with epsom salts and sea salts helpful. My doctor just prescribed Trazodone at bedtime this week, and I do believe I am waking more rested. I have chronic pressure urticaria (hives), chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, degenerative osteoarthritis, chronic clinical depression, restless leg syndrome, obesity, hypertension and hyperlipidemia.