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May 11, 2016 · Managing fibromyalgia in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I too am on a fixed income and I guess I am so very lucky to have my three children who can help me out .My blue cross helps somewhat..

May 11, 2016 · Managing fibromyalgia in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi, you asked if I had any other method for pain with Fibromyalgia. I started a very different type of what is called Therapeutic Yoga. I was referred to this person by friend who has MS. It has done wonders for him and it is hard to believe he is the same person of these past years.I thought I would try it and tho’ I wondered about it was anything that might help. It is very different, The therapist comes once a week.Like anything else, it is pricey. Also I have a massage every two weeks. I would like to afford more but that is how it is. Look up Therapeutic Yoga and see what you think Juneia

May 11, 2016 · Managing fibromyalgia in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi, is this med the same as Lyrical because it is for the same thing. I tried it but for some reason it caused more pain and I could feel slight depression.I have Celexa which is supposed to relax muscles and helped pain. It did somewhat. It was supposed to just be an anti depressant but the researchers found that it also help with pain. Thanks for the answer. Sometimes some of those older medications are better than the new.One doctor said Elavil was still was the best anti depressant. Juneia

May 9, 2016 · Managing fibromyalgia in Bones, Joints & Muscles

What you describe I know very well. Just once I would like to wake up without pain and not feel I could do with more sleep. Thankfully my doctor tries his best. I have restless legs also with all the other things you have. My doctor prescribed Sinemet for my legs. It is a Parkinson medication-but I can still get where my legs jerk and the pain is terrific. So the best thing I have is a narcotic. If I don’t take pain meds. to go to bed I am up trying to walk the feeling off and waiting for the pain meds. to take effect. Depression is a hard thing to manage so I have antidepressants too. My doctor feels that older people don’t seem to get addicted as quickly younger people do. And what the heck at 86 what does it matter. Although I haven’t so far. My children think I should try medical marijuana but my doctor says the pain killer I have is better for me.One thing I have found out when in pain rocking myself back and forth on the bed helps. Also I have knelt down as in prayer and put my head and shoulders well up on the bed and actually slept. I can’t get in and out of a tub but before when I could use the tub I have found relief of pain just lying in the warm water. Fibromyalgia is a miserable thing and can be a handicap as far as having to work. I keep saying to myself I am glad it is not cancer.It doesn’t help the pain but –you try anything when you have Fibromyalgia. It is the tiredness that beats you even if you have killed the pain. I just know some days I will have to sleep all day and then go to bed and sleep all night. I haven’t helped much but it helped to talk about it. Take care. By the way Lyrica caused me more pain and I was really depressed. Scary.