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  1. L

    what do you take for the pain?

    I am sure that this question has come up before but my cogfog brain will not allow me to read back. I am in the process of coming off valium (which by the way is in itself its own private hell) and already take sertraline. so I will not take anything else prescribed. I take an occasional...
  2. G

    What works to calm you down?

    I take epsom salt baths and listen to music. I think the hot water calms my muscle spasms. I do light exercises that I have picked up from physical therapy. That stretches everything and seems to help me sleep a little better. If I don't I can wake up very stiff. I drink uncaffeinated green tea...
  3. S

    New member has question

    Hi, my name is Andrew, I'm new to this site and new to forums, threads, etc. I've gone through the hassle of registering in order to ask if anyone else suffering with fibromyalgia has the same problem I have with baths and water... After every bath, shower or swim I suffer the most incredible...
  4. C

    Problems with harsh Tap Water

    Does anyone else have issues with tap water quality? Since moving into my partner's place (well before I even moved in...). First time I ever took a shower the water was burning my skin and was not relieved until I went back to my own house to shower. Now 2 years later I can't even drink or...
  5. S

    What is your best med/treatment combination so far?

    I know different things work for different people but I'm interested to see what kind of answers this will receive! My girlfriend has fibromyalgia and is always a battle to see what will help more - I am always on the lookout for something that will make her feel better and she has really...
  6. J

    Is there anything new on the horizon?

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. Just venting. More than 23 years of Fibro pain, IBS, CFS and in the last year Chondromalacia in knees. I work full-time, no sick time left so I'm docked, sometimes I've been on short-term disability. I just do everything to work, but don't really live...
  7. S

    Is heat or ice better?

    Doctors always say put ice on sore muscles to reduce the swelling, and heat to reduce the pain. Often times, I can't decide which one my muscles actually need because they're swollen and in pain! I tend to automatically go to taking hot baths to help with my general achiness and fibro flares...
  8. T

    Romance novels

    I don't know if anyone has enough energy to read novels, but if you do, I need advice. Would you buy and read a romance novel with a hero who is in a wheelchair because of chronic pain. He is amazing despite the chair. It is set in Mount Clemens, MI in 1897 when people came from all over the...
  9. MizzDeeDee

    My hips are killing me today!

    I think this is a common problem with fibro sufferers. I'm talking about where the outside of the legs connect to the hips. I was laying on my side in bed last night, and I felt like something was stuck underneath my hip/leg and the bed. Much like if I had the covers bunched up under my hip and...
  10. H

    New Here. Getting Fatter and Fatter

    Hi Everyone. New to the site. Confirmed Fibro Victim for 10 years but managing day by day. I quit taking so many baths and it helps me to accept the pain rather than hide behind it! Just wondering if there is anyone out there (Canada) who is on an anti-depressant, pain killer et al that causes...
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