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Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 03-07-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By Northernelf
Re: Morning stiffness remedy’s?

I agree with almost everything Marie said ... but I need my coffee.

I am best if I get up half an hour early and have my coffee at my computer and slowly get mobile...then I can do some things. By...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 11-16-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By Northernelf
Re: Kidney Stones....really !

Ok scrap that - not kidney stones - had an ultrasound and turns out I have duodenal ulcers (kidneys look good). Going for a scope. Tired of the pain.

Now I'm supposed to reduce/stop drinking...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 11-14-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By Northernelf
Kidney Stones....really !

About six weeks ago I was treated for a kidney infection with antibiotics - lots of pain, ugh. It helped, thought it was over.

Spent a good part of yesterday in the ER (darn clinics were all...
Forum: Alternative Medicines / Therapies 11-11-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,257
Posted By Northernelf
Re: Gluten Free Question

I have been gluten free for over 15 years - celiac - and my pain and fatigue issues started 6 years ago...so I guess gluten free isn't helping me !!!

In the winter I have a lot of sinus issues and...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 10-13-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,782
Posted By Northernelf
Musings on Fibro - Mindset, Bodyset ?

I have been watching a lot of uTube on fibro. Interesting stuff. I mean, hey, I feel like crap so I'm sitting around right ?

I mostly watch stuff presented by doctors, medical specialists. There...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 09-18-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 942
Posted By Northernelf
Very Informative Fibro Talk by MD

Dr. Andrew J Gross speaks about Fibro. He talks for an hour and twelve minutes and then takes questions. I watched the whole thing, a very good speaker and he lays it out very well with an easily...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 09-06-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By Northernelf
Re: Mental coping methods during extreme painful hours

Silly computer games or games on my phone (distraction)
Stretching/Yin Yoga
Walk
Read (lying down)
Watch my PVR or Netflix
Sleep, rest....imagery such as lying on a massage table, getting a...
Forum: Chronic Pain 07-30-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,871
Posted By Northernelf
Re: Intense exercise and strict diet seem to be key

I totally agree how exercise helps us so much - and yes, it does take some time to work up to the duration/intensity to which you are exercising. I am also very active - cycling, step, weights,...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 07-15-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By Northernelf
Re: Does diet help?

It's truly trial & error - what works for each individual. IMHO, diet and exercise are very important factors.

I work hard to eat a pretty clean diet - lots of vegetables, fruit, lean meats,...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 05-13-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By Northernelf
Re: Medication Question - How Much Do You Take If Any

My only medication is amitriptyline (tylenol for headaches as I can't tolerate ibuprofen). It helps with my peripheral neuropathy a little bit but more importantly it helps me get back to sleep when...
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