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Pain 24/7 How about you?
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1joyjoh0624 - December 16

I have gotten to a point that I must accept the pain 24/7. Anyone out there that won't accept that? And if so, what have you done to get relief. I believe I have tried everything and am still in pain all the time.

 

Canada17 - December 16

A layman's way of describing Fibromyalgia is: chronic widespread pain and amplification. That description only scratches the surface of what we go through on a daily basis.

There will be days that are better than others and some days will be far worse. If you can control what goes into your body though and learn the things that trigger your symptoms you will be able to help mitigate them and you will have more good days.

You have to remember to stay positive and surround yourself with things that make you happy and help you stay calm. The more endorphines your body releases, the less your pain will be.

I didn't want to accept this but I had to, denying it and trying to do things that make my FM worse only punishes me. The hardest thing for me is trying to get my family to accept it. My life is different, I have limits now, but it's not the worst thing that could happen to me.

 

axxie - December 17

Hello 1joyjoh0624, pain in itself is not acceptable you need to focus and find what works for you.

What works for one person may not work at all for another person. There is no one formula for fibromyalgia treatment because each of us with fibromyalgia is a unique individual. Which ever fibromyalgia treatment we receive should have several goals in mind.
The decreasing of pain and fatigue as much as possible.
Improving Function.
Having the person who has FM learn and begin a successful program to be able to self-manage fibromyalgia.
There is no magic medicine available to eliminate all the symptoms of FM but many medicines can be helpful in controlling various fibromyalgia symptoms.
Sleep modfiers, antidepressants medicines, pain medicines and various other prescribed medicines can be helpful. Rotating different medicines over time can help maintain the best relief of symptoms.
Nutritional supplements can be used to help, magnesium with malic acid, 5-HTP, Colostrum and others can be beneficial. Many people who are too sensitive to prescribed medicines can better tolerate nutritional supplements.
It is important to increase the flexibility and tone of the muscles, mild exercise should be increased gradually so as not to aggravate the body's reaction.
Therapeutic massage, myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization and adjustments. Massage for fibromyalgia is becoming more common. Apart from medicinal therapy, one may use a variety of programs that may include moist heat, therapy, trigger point injections, ultrasound and others with the goal of decreasing pain to a lower level. Deep breathing exercises, guided imagery, biofeedback, yoga, tai chi, and prayer are a few examples of relaxation techniques.
Sometimes one of the best treatments to prescribe is relaxation!
Each individual needs to find whatever works best and follow through with a home program on a regular basis.
A combination treatment approach that is individualized for each person with fibromyalgia is usually best.
Many doctors and specialists who want to help should be open-minded and try to use the best of all fibromyalgia treatment options available to enable each individual to achieve the best quality of life with the least amount of pain. The doctor’s job, whatever his qualifications are, is to try to point you in the right direction.
You, though, must have two important qualifications: you must have fibromyalgia and you must want to do better!

 

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