Debbie, hang in there. I'm a 70 year old woman and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia this past summer. My headache neurologist told me I had it and my internist agreed with that diagnosis. When I tried to get help from the doctor who diagnosed me he told me he was no longer treating pain and referred me to a pain clinic. I was at my wits end so I emailed my previous internist (who had moved out of stae) and he told me about something called a Meyer's Cocktail. I will be starting that regimen in the next couple of weeks.
The Cocktail is made up of vitamins and magnesium and is given by infusion (IV) once a week to start. To learn more Google Meyer's Cocktail and inform yourself. There's nothing like arming yourself with good information. If I can help you in anyway by answering your questions I'll be happy to do that.
By the way, I, too, took one awful fall last spring so I know what you're talking about. I had to have dental surgery to push my upper front teeth back into place and wore heavy-duty braces for ten weeks. I may still lose those teeth. I also broke a knee cap and now have to see yet another neurologist every six months to keep an eye on a cyst they found on my brain. So far so good.
My doctor did give me an Rx for Xanax so cope with those times that just get to be too much. I'm just now pulling out of the latest hole. I haven't been out of my house for about three and a half weeks but I'm going to try for tomorrow if it isn't too cold.
Debbie, in the next few days I will be starting a regimen that is supposedly going to change things for the better for me. My doctor has told me about something called a Meyer's Cocktail. My doc has been using this on his fibro patients for years with very good results. The cocktail is nothing more than vitamins, minerals and magnesium apparently it can really help.
The cocktail is given by infusion (IV) which my doctor told me will take about two hours. I'm to get it every week for four weeks. He said it's best to take a minimum of four infusions to find out if it's going to work for you. He said it has helped every one of his patients who have taken it. If you Google Meyer's Cocktail you'll find plenty of info. The biggest compaint of the Meyer's Cocktail that I've come across is that people will get a great energy boost but it will only last for 2 - 3 hours. My doctor said that why it's best to start with a minimum of four infusions.
Hope this helps. Keep your fingers crossed for me and I'll let you know how I do.
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