Recent content by Hope4all

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    Cooking with fibromyalgia, what have you been eating lately?

    Thank you all for sharing! I wanted to share what has really helped me in case it helps anyone else. Before I had been following a rough migraine diet avoiding msg, aspartame, nitrates, and the like, (along with avoiding eggs, milk, gluten and nuts, because I am very allergic to those), but...
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    In Georgia. Escaping Irma

    Thoughts and prayers!!!
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    Intense exercise and strict diet seem to be key

    Hello, Everyone! I don't want to make anyone feel bad if they can't do this. It just has helped me so much that I wanted to share my experience in case it might help someone else. I increased my exercise to try to suppress my disease with a high level of fitness and changed my diet, and it has...
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    Hi, everyone! Not sure if this topic has been discussed. I wasn't sure what to title it. My question is this: does stretching help you? I have figured out that if I am careful not to overdo it, steady aerobic exercise helps. Also moderate weight lifting seems to help. But I go back and forth...
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    Body tremor/shaking - Fibro symptom or drug side-effect?

    I have a tremor. It was really bad for a while. The doctor called it essential tremor, but I don't know if it's part of fibromyalgia. I wasn't on Cymbalta or Lyrica when it started. It comes in my hands and legs. Even when I am asleep sometimes. Heat makes it worse. Stress makes it worse. Using...
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    Weather and pain!!!

    Yes, I think the weather can affect mine. I also have had some success lessening the headaches by going to pt for my neck. Wishing you better days.
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    Prednisone and Enbrel

    My doctor was interested in more testing. She put me on methotrexate for now. Thanks for being interested! : )
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    Prednisone and Enbrel

    Thanks! I have an appointment today. I will ask about this.
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    Prednisone and Enbrel

    Thank you for the reply. It is a short term prednisone for asthma. Just a week or so, and by now a low dose. But I have been on it before and had my pain improve. I'm not on Enbrel anymore. Thanks for the info, though.
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    Prednisone and Enbrel

    Hi! Wishing everyone comfort and Happy Mother's Day to the mother's! Here's my question: I'm pretty sure my doctors are right that I have fibromyalgia based on my symptoms, except two things still puzzle me. Does anyone else get better on prednisone? This has happened several times for me over...
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    I Am In A Lot Of Pain And Need Help

    Sorry to keep adding. I also had a rare infection and sepsis. Don't know if it leads to this or not.
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    I Am In A Lot Of Pain And Need Help

    Taking biotin helped my hair loss. Maybe that would help you?
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    I Am In A Lot Of Pain And Need Help

    Oh, also my irritable bowel syndrome went away when I stopped eating gluten. Wheat showed up on an allergy test for me and gave me runny nose, hives and diarrhea. And I have the throwing up problem, and for me it is gastroparesis, which can be treated with reglan. Hope this helps!
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    I Am In A Lot Of Pain And Need Help

    Hi! I see it's been a while since your post. Sorry to respond so late, but I wanted to reach out to you and tell you that you have my sympathy. So sorry others are not responding compassionately to your severe illness. I wanted to tell you that endometriosis was one of the earliest diagnoses I...
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    Anyone else have this type of leg pain?

    If you can afford Lyrica it also may help.