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I have fibromyalgia what are good ways to help the pain?

I have taken T3 and tremadol and codiane they work but only for a few hours , I have taken all kinds of anti-dpressents but they are all to strong for me and make my pain wores , I really hate takeing painkillers all the time but I dont know what to do plz help me :(

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Chemical painkillers are NOT going to help - ever - and they just cause problems for your kidneys and liver. Deep tissue massage (gentle) with an antiinflammatory cream or oil (talk to your Pharmacist for the best ones to use) and have your muscles relaxed in this way weekly - they gradually unwind to where the fibromyalgia is gone. Another powerful solution is to get some Zostrix from your Pharmacist (not the HP high potency one - save that for when the pain is unbearable). Rub Zostrix sparingly over the painful areas and it will overwhelm the Substance P in your muscles. This is the neurotransmitter that intensifies pain and Zostrix will knock it put for hours, days or even weeks. The active ingredient is capsaicin - the "HOT" fraction of chillies and it is quite safe used away from curs, eyes, ears and genitals. Talk to a local Homeopath about clearing fibromyalgia from your system entirely - you will find their phone num,ber in the local book.

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Vitamin E is essential for all fibromyalgia sufferers because it improves the circulation and reduces muscle pain. Additionally, it is also great for boosting energy levels. Exercise is also one of the best remedies for pain. Talk to your doctor about possible remedies and read on from www.lifescript.com/health/centers/fibromyalgia/tips/fibromyalgia_7_ways_to_ease_symptoms.aspx.

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As a massage therapist I have worked with many with fibro. They say massage does wonders for them.

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Yes, you are right. A dietary check is important to to see if there is any tendency towards gout, in which case it is goodbye to red meat and grog for a while!!! Hot baths with strong Epsom Salts in the water also helps tremendously, but that weekly massage is most important....
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fibromyalgia is all over body pain it;s all day every day nonstop pain >< really bad pain it makes you dpressed and , fatigue, and sleep disturbances :( its not fun its like period cramps all over your body or feeling like your coverd in bruises and your body part are tender ><
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Oh, Jamie, honey, I'm so very sorry you have fibromyalgia. I have it too and there's no other pain quite like it. And when a weather front is moving in, that's when YOU can't move even more. Believe it or not, the thing that has helped me more than anything, short of medicine that just knocks you out is doing stretching exercises. I don't mean just regular exercises, but just stretching out those muscles, those deep fibrous tissues in the muscles. That's the only relief I can get. And there are stretching DVD's out there. I've got one called Stretching for Seniors and it's not too much, but is very helpful. I wouldn't try going for a walk or any kind of exercise like that. I hope this will help you, sweetie. God bless.

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thanks so much ill try the sretching I live in canada and its really hard for me bc its all ways cold and windy and makes me ache like crazy >< thanks
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You're welcome, honey. I hope it helps.
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I also suffer with Fibromyalgia. It can be quit debilitating. Not only do i have the pain to deal with but i also deal with extreme fatigue. I had Fibromyalgia when the Drs. thought it was all in your head! Three years later it was finally given a name and i was diagnosed correctly.
What i have found to work the best for me is a knowledgeable Dr first and most importantly.
A medication called lyrica. It is used for seizures but works extremely well for Fibro. A B vitamin complex daily.A medication called Clonazapam which is a sedative will help if you are an anxious person or if you are having trouble sleeping at night.
Stretching exercises can help as long as you are not having a flare up. Start off slow with your exercises. Yoga for beginners are good tapes to utilize. Get to know your limits and DON'T over do it.
Try to dress appropriately for the weather. The cold can really affect your pain. So can storms coming in. It is the change in the barometric pressure.
Deep tissue massage is wonderful. It relieves the pain and has the added benefit of being sooo relaxing. Not only to the muscles but for the mind. Relaxation plays a big part in your pain. Stress can not only cause flare-ups but can make existing pain worse. Relaxation cd's are also worth a try.
Support groups are a tremendous help. Look them up on line i am sure there is one near where you live. If you don't like the first one ( give it a few weeks) try another one. Any chronic pain group will help if you can't find a fibro one. The understanding and support of others with the same problem is worth millions.9
Finally rest. If you are in extreme pain or overly fatigued, rest. You have an illness. You are not lazy,a sissy etc.etc. You have every right to rest when you need to, If you don't YOU will only pay for it later.
Don't believe in anyone selling a cure. There is none. You can learn to live with fibro. Don't let it take over your life! Don't become the disease.
My heart goes out to you. I wish you only the best.

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thanks that was vary helpfull :) I tryed lyrica it didnt work for me saddly but ill do the other you said ^^ fibro suvks mine is really bad my doctor thinks am fakeing it bc she said am to young to have it bc am only 23 witch is not true :(
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Tell your dr to read up on the current literature. Even children have been diagnosed with fibro. Sad but true. Don't let it get you down if people don't believe you. Even doctors. Maybe it's time you look for a new one.look for a dr who specializes in fibro. Or a rheumatologist. Try to keep your spirits up sometimes it can take years to find a great dr and the right diag. : )
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A woman my mom used to work with has fibromyalgia and is approved for medical marijuana. She said it's the only thing she found that really works, and while I'm not an advocate for marijuana I think if you've exhausted all your options and you're not against it it probably couldn't hurt to give it a try.

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