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Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 01-18-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,246
Posted By Loftpat
Re: Low Dose Naltrexone

Hi, my GP doesn't, but the pain clinic does. It has to be compounded since naltrexone does come in the very low doses needed for fibromyalgia. We have several compounding pharmacies where I can get...
Forum: Alternative Medicines / Therapies 01-15-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,916
Posted By Loftpat
Re: Kratom---Beware

You're doing so much by just supporting your friend and listening. A good friend is great tonic. Thanks for caring.
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 01-15-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By Loftpat
Re: Where to turn

Krista, have you tried looking for a psychiatric nurse practitioner? I couldn't get an appointment with a shrink either, but found the NP to be available. If you feel like suicide is an option,...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 01-15-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,246
Posted By Loftpat
Re: Low Dose Naltrexone

Once I finish getting Cymbalta out of my system, I'll be dropping Tramadol for LDN. I've been doing a lot of research and this just seemed to be the right step for me. I'm hoping it will make a...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 01-15-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By Loftpat
Re: Is my wife's treatment effective?

Keeping a pain diary is an excellent idea to help you find out what makes the pain worse. My normal is a 4/5 of 10 on my best days, climbing to 8 of 10 on bad days, and occasionally over the top....
Forum: Chronic Pain 01-08-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By Loftpat
Re: Bilateral pain and burning

Sounds like my body. I think this is a common fibro battle. Wish it weren't. Hugs.
Forum: Alternative Medicines / Therapies 01-08-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,916
Posted By Loftpat
Re: Kratom---Beware

I wouldn't steer her in that direction. There are a lot of things you can do that are not drugs. Exercise, diet, massage, supplements, medical marijuana, Epsom salt baths, meditation and yoga, to...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 01-08-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Posted By Loftpat
Re: Discontinuing Cymbalta--Ugh!

I'm doing the capsule thing now. Dropping my dose in half was crazy. Still struggling, but looking forward to clearing this from my body. I'm never without a glass of water or my water bottle. Thanks...
Forum: Recently Diagnosed 01-04-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By Loftpat
Re: My doctor says it's what I have, waiting for confirmation from a specialist.

If you start with an open mind, I believe you can manage it. It will likely take a while to find the best combination of meds, supplements, vitamins, and exercise to manage the symptoms. Some folks...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 01-04-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By Loftpat
Re: Pain in upper body ribs spine shoulder blades arms

Stretching in the shower is great. My morning stretches are a take off from my cat. Arms, legs, hunching my back, laying on my back and stretching my entire body. I start with a gentle stretch and do...
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