Hello Beth. P5P is just a processed form of Vitamin B 6. It is in capsule form so the body can use it. I put up with lower back pain for almost a year. No one could find anything that was causing my pain. (the doctors made me feel like they thought I was making it all up - which was NOT the case at all).
I have no idea just how it works or exactly why....but I know it does. My doctor did NOT know what it was either. When I told my doctor about the P5P fixing my lower back pain, he just looked at me. I know that he still does NOT believe me when I tell him that I am good taking my vitamins and supplements and doing other things as well for my FM pain.
If only I could find something to help the chronic fatigue I would be so much better. I still have NOT found anything though that has made a difference.
Thanks for sharing the link above. It is an interesting article. I hope that doctors continue to research FM and find something that will help all of us FMers with our pain and fatigue. I am not sure though that all FMers deal with hand issues. I do know that I have certainly had my share of them. I started with the doctors thinking mine was carpal tunnel. I had 7 surgeries on my hands. (yes, I did say 7 - 2 of which was surgery from falling outside and breaking both of my wrists. (at different times about a year and a half between them). I will say this that only after I had surgery on them when I broke them and finally recovered did my hands *feel* better. By the time this happened though, both hands were very weak and I have never recovered from this part of it.
I also want to add that my spine is affected by this illness as well.....or perhaps it is something else. I have been unable to sleep in my bed now since 2005. I sleep in a recliner with pillows. This is the only way that my back does not give my major problems.
Last year I tried P5P for lower back pain and I have been taking this since April of last year. I no longer have the lower back pain. P5P is a processed form of Vitamin B 6 which our bodies can use. It comes in capsule form. When my daughter suggested that I use this I doubted that it would help. I had already been to several doctors trying to figure out what was causing the pain. I have several tests and the doctors could not find anything which they thought would be causing my pain. They made me feel like I was just imagining the lower back pain. The only relief that I found was when I used my heating pad.
My daughter heard about this on Fox TV channel from a local doctor. She was talking about a seminar that she had just attended and was sharing what she had found out about Morton's toes and P5P. When my daughter told me about it she thought I should do some research on it and try it. I did and was shocked to find that it eases my lower back pain. I have to take one capsule every 24 hours though to keep my lower back pain at bay.
I do agree with you....we all must hold on to hope.
Hopefully the medical researchers will soon fix all of the puzzle together and get a clearer picture of the wrath of the dragon, aka FM.
I just wanted to comment about the above article. I find it quite interesting that the study consisted of just a few people. I would hope that hundreds (even thousands would be better) of people would be required before the researchers decides on the outcome of what Vitamin D might help. I think we all know that we are different and what helps one person may or may not help another......so why on earth would they, could they come to any conclusions on such a small study of people.
I then have to ask IF other *studies and results* are made like this as well. Chronic pain is a BIG DEAL for millions of people and something like this could possibly help those who are suffering from it.
I guess it is what it is though. There are times when I wish more attention could be brought on vitamins and supplements.
Hello and thanks for sharing this link with all of us. It is interesting that the article indicates the doctors will know just how to direct patients to fix if and when there is an issue with Vitamin D level. I do know though that doctors are NOT as educated on Vitamin D and just how to direct those who need to increase it. I dare say that had I accepted my doctor's instruction as to take it....that I would no doubt be still struggling with low Vitamin D level.
I also am not quite sure about the *chronic fatigue* getting better. I only wish that I could say that taking the Vitamin D supplement has helped mine. It hasn't. But I will also share this as well. I have no idea just how much worse my chronic fatigue might have been had I not figured out to take more Vitamin D like I did.
I think it is good when we, FMers, decide to do our own research about Vitamin D. Learn all you can about it and then speak to your doctor. I know that my doctor still does not believe that I have found vitamins and supplements that has allowed me to *control my FM pain*. When I do visit with him we have this discussion every time. No, I do not have any prescription to take daily at all. I do have the muscle relaxer and I only take 1/4 of the pill when I need it.....other wise I would feel like I was dragging all day.
I hope that perhaps medical researchers will continue to study Vitamin D and figure out just how it relates to chronic pain. I know there must be some sort of *connection*.....it is not just with FM pain. I say this since my daughter's Vitamin D level was a 2 when she was having lots of pain related issues....which was not FM.
I hope that doctors will figure out just how important Vitamin D tests are for everyone. I know that I have had issues with my doctor not wanting to test mine.
Hello and welcome. So sorry that you are in so much pain. I do NOT understand why the doctors do not provide you with something that will help you cope while you recover. I have had multiple surgeries in the past few years and I am always provided with a prescription of something to ease the pain through my recovery period. Now I will also share this with you as well. My body does not like being on pain pills so I normally take them for a couple of days and then I tough it out from that point forward.
On the research that I have done I know that doctors only like to prescribe the pain pills for short term periods and to me this would certainly include almost any kind of surgery that a person has.
One would hope that the surgeon would take notice after 2 trips to the ER and do something about this. I sure hope you can get some relief soon.
When I had my parathyroid surgery and my cervical surgery which were very difficult surgeries for me to go through.....I was only able to eat frostie from Wendy's. Perhaps you can try these or milk shakes.
Perhaps you should try some OTC sleep aids so you can at least get some sleep.