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Joined: 4/19/2007
Msg: 65 (view)
Posted: 7/15/2012 7:11:12 PM
What kind of doctors have you been dealing with?
Joined: 4/19/2007
Msg: 64 (view)
Posted: 7/15/2012 7:09:09 PM
Very good advice. :-)
I will mention though and this seems to be so overlooked.
Fibromyalgia is so much more than pain.
I could list some of it off but look it up.
It is interesting and it justifies how you are feeling in different ways.
Fibro Fog is a good one to look up. No, you really aren't loosing your mind.
A good magazine is, "The Fibromyalgia Network". You can find it on the web.

Best of luck.
Joined: 4/19/2007
Msg: 63 (view)
Posted: 7/15/2012 7:05:43 PM
I normally don't get involved with these topics but I can not in good conscience stand by.
I have had fibro for many, many years. I will agree in so far as, cutting sugar and gluten out of your diet is not a bad idea, but come on cut out sugar and flour for two months and it will go away...which is basically what you are telling this person.
I suggest rest, a balanced diet, and exercise. {yoga, walking, swimming}
I also suggest going to specialists, naturopaths, and your doctor on a regular basis.
Try to keep stress down as much as possible.
Some medication may be required. That is up to the attending physician.
If you and your doctor don't see eye to eye ask for a second opinion from another doctor.
Look for support groups,{there are plenty on facebook}, don't over do an activity and learn to say no
if you don't feel up to it, even if you had promised.
Just some common sense from someone who is walking the walk.
Joined: 4/19/2007
Msg: 47 (view)
Posted: 1/7/2009 6:49:04 PM
You pretty much covered it. I also have had this "condition" for several years. I find reducing or eliminating caffine from your diet helps greatly. A stress free enviroment and knowing your limits are also good things to know. There is a publication that I found to be quite helpful. It is the fibromyalgia network. It can be found on the internet. It has some very helpful views from patients as well as physicians.
Best of Luck,

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