An-256938 Welcome to the FMily. Sorry that you have gotten the fibro DX. But glad you were able to find us here at webMD.
As for getting the fibro DXI know that it does give some relief to know what it is that has been making you feel ill and knowing what it is half the battle at getting to feel better. And there is so much out there now to help.
As for doctors: a Rheumatologist is most often what we with fibro go to. I also see a Neurologist who helps me with the migraines that fibro causes me. But a lot of us have PCP who take care of our fibro issues. It's your call on who you'd like to see and have take care of your fibro issues.
There's a great group of people here who understand what your going through and will be supportive. I hope that you will post often and let us know how you are doing.
As for dealing with fibro this, sadly, is not a one size fits all, kind of illness. What works well for one will not help others here at all. As for using medical marijuana I couldn't add anything here on that. I got the fibro DX over 30 years ago and have ' toughed ' it out using OTC and supplements only to help ease the aches and pains of fibro. I don't think I use marijuana if offered. I've gotten used to getting by with what I've used all along and for me, just me, that's good.
I know many of us here have used water therapy, chiropractic adjustments ( this includes me ), Yoga, meditation, Tia Chi, walking, exercise, diet changes, B12 shots or other medical shots and OTC supplements. Some of these things work well for some, not at all for others. I hope that your find what works for you..
Hello and Welcome bonjourfatimaa. I'm sorry that you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but am so glad you have found your way to this site where there is support and understanding.
Fibromyalgia isn't a stop you in you're tracks illness, not unless you just let "IT". I say that because I did do just that when I was 27 and got the DX. I just laid on the living room couch for 6 months and felt sorry for myself. With each new ach and pain I pitied myself more. Finally, friends from collage got me back in classes, on track, took me to campus and plunked me down into a seat and ya know it worked.. I was sick, yes, felt so ill each step hurt, but I was out doing the day my way. "IT" didn't take charge.
A suggestion: Since your in school try water exercises to help with any muscle pain.
So each day, sick or well, and you will have remissions with fibro ( spring and summer are better for us than in the colder months ), days where you feel no pain or aches at all, I get up and do what I can, in a big way or small, and I feel pretty good at the end of the day.
Also, there is so much out there to help with the symptoms of Fibro. When I got the DX back in the Dinosaurs years, there was nothing.. now it's either on a script or OTC ( supplements like D3 and the B's helps so much ).
With fibro it's a trail and error process.. one size doesn't fit all. Something I do or take won't help someone else here.. so if something you see here.. and I do hope you come back to us. Know that we're here to listen, support and care.
Will close this here.. Gentle hugs to you, Linda RView Thread
Caprice, Linda R here and I am wondering if theres any truth to this post. Here's why I ask:
Yesterday I sent a message off to my Rheumy in regards to this post. I asked if it were true and was there any chance I could have been harmed from using Gabapentin over the past 3 years? I also asked if I could stop taking it now that it has this FDA warning.
I got a message back that said " This medication is NOT on any FDA watch list nor is it even in their data bank for concerns. " Now keep in mind my Rheumy is outta the Vanderbilt Hospital so if they are saying NO it should be a NO.
fitzgft, Thanks for the update(s) and reply about fibro relief. I have to tell you that I have gone so many years doing without things to help the many fibro conditions, aches, pain, that I have just grown used to not doing much to ward off the bulk of my fibro symptoms, pain, that now I don't notice I have fibro unless someone slaps me on the back.
I am a supplement kinda girl. I take OTC things such as supplements and some herbs that my doctors have reccomended for me. I buy mostof them at Whole Foods. I feel safe using the things they sell knowing they've gone the extra mile to make sure their products are well made.
But because I do have to take some medical scripts each day I am careful to make sure the new medical/ herbal and supplement things I bring into my daily list of must takes will be safe and not do more harm to me than good.
I know you mentioned that this OTC is made up mostly of natural supplements and some herbs. But how much of this or that does it have? I take supplements each day and don't really want to add new ones, or more of ones I might already be taking.
Having explained my concerns I will still be passing on using this for a bit of time though. I will run the name of this past my Rhuemy next visit though. And I am sure I will see many more posts here about it and how well it has worked, so until then I'll stick with what has worked well for me up to now. Linda R.View Thread
Hi fritzgift, thanks for posting this. I know some here will want to try it and if they do I hope they post, like you have, so we can see how well it seems to be working w/ no side effects.
But my concerns are these: It's so new does anyone really know whats really in it? I worry so much about getting side effects from stuff in OTC herbal supplements that are really not supposed to be in unregulated OTC things. And you don't know their in there cause they don't list um. so I worry what it might do to make my life worse medically.
So since it's so new and so untried I think I'll just stay away from it until I hear good things about it..like in a year or so. Linda R.View Thread