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Fibro ezorb or dema ??
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Karkel - December 4

I have seen both of these on the net claiming to rid you of your pain once and for all, something about magnium (sp) anyone try either of these and do they work ?
My pain feels like my legs are swollen and bruised ...the pain is the worse in legs but I have all over pain.....this was bought on ag=fter I got breast implants that I have now had taken out.


Fantod - December 5

Karkel - There are no miracle cures for Fibromyalgia - period.

Only certain classes of prescribed medications address the type of pain associated with Fibromyalgia (FMS). OTC remedies do not and you would only be affecting your stomach and liver in an adverse manner.

The three prescribed medications used to treat FMS are Lyrica, Cymbalata and Savella. There are ads on TV all of the time for Lyrica. The biggest complaint associated with Lyrica seems to be rapid weight gain. It does not happen to everyone but when it does rheumotologists (the preferred doctor for treating FMS) are usually not proactive about trying something else. Cymbalata is an antidepressant that addresses both the pain and depression that usually accompanies FMS. I use that myself and have had pretty good results. The newest drug on the market in the USA is Savella. It has been used in Europe for decades and was approved for use here in March of 2009.

One of the reasons you are in so much pain is lack of restorative sleep. FMS interrupts the deep sleep cycle with short bursts of high intensity brain activity. Your muscles require deep sleep to repair themselves from the days activities. No deep sleep means higher levels of pain. A sleep aid like Amitriptyline is usually prescribed.

Watch your diet. If you use anything with an artifical sweetner get rid of it. That includes Splenda. If you need a sweetner use something made with the nontoxic Stevia plant like Sun Crystals or Truvia which you can find in the gorcery store. Avoid deep fried foods, lunchmeat and red wine (nitrates) which will also ratchet up your pain level.

And finally, go online to Amazon and purchase "Fibromyalgia for Dummies." Like all of the dummies series it contains good basic information. Read it yourself and pass it along to friends and family. FMS is a syndrome which is recognised by the National Arthitis Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Take care.


Fantod - December 5

Oh, by the way, I responded to another one of your posts. Get some Malic Acid which has magnesium in it. That will help with any cramping and twitching that you may be experiencing. Take care.


Karkel - December 5

Thank you so much ! You just saved me more money that I was about to spend......does that book tell what type of vitamins to take etc ?


Fantod - December 6

Look at my other posts to you for information on vitamins and supplements. These are all things that I have taken or do take as advised by my nutritionist.


Fantod - December 6

Here is the table of contents for "Fibromyalgia for Dummies."

Part I: The What, When, and Why of Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 1: Yes, Fibromyalgia Is Real.

Chapter 2: Recognizing Key Symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 3: Understanding Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 4: Understanding Fibromyalgia Pain.

Part II: Finding Out Whether You Have Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 5: Who Gets Picked to Have Fibromyalgia?

Chapter 6: Identifying Diseases Often Confused with Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 7: Working with a Good Fibromyalgia Doc: You Need a True Believer.

Chapter 8: Getting Physical: Your Initial Exam and Diagnosis.

Part III: Looking At All Your Treatment Options.

Chapter 9: Medicating the Problem: Over-the-Counter Drugs May Help.

Chapter 10: Prescribing Health with Medications.

Chapter 11: Using Hands-On Therapies.

Chapter 12: Considering Alternative Remedies and Treatments.

Part IV: Modifying Your Lifestyle: Small Changes, Big Results.

Chapter 13: Depressurizing Yourself: Controlling the Stress-Eyed Monster.

Chapter 14: Sweet Dreams! Combating Sleep Disorders.

Chapter 15: Exercising, Losing Weight, and Avoiding Trigger Foods and Drinks.

Chapter 16: Coping with Emotions: Your Own

Part V: Managing Fibromyalgia at Work and at Home.

Chapter 17: Working with Fibromyalgia — Or Going on Disability.

Chapter 18: Helping Loved Ones Deal with Your Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 19: Helping Someone You Care About Who’s Hurting.

Chapter 20: Parenting a Child or Adolescent with Fibromyalgia.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Alternative Remedies That Help People with Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 22: Ten Mistakes to Avoid When You Have Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Beat the Effects of Brain Fog.

Chapter 24: Ten Myths about Fibromyalgia.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Fibromyalgia Medications.

Appendix C: Resources and Support.




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