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Fibromyalgia fact sheet

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (fye-bro-mye-AL-ja) is a disorder that causes aches and pain all over the body. People with fibromyalgia also have “tender points” throughout their bodies. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when pressure is put on them.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

In addition to pain, people with fibromyalgia could also have:

  • Cognitive and memory problems (sometimes called “fibro fog”)
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Numbness or tingling of hands and feet
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to loud noises or bright lights

How common is fibromyalgia? Who is mainly affected?

Fibromyalgia affects as many as 5 million Americans ages 18 and older. Most people with fibromyalgia are women (about 80 – 90 percent). However, men and children also can have the disorder. Most people are diagnosed during middle age.

Fibromyalgia can occur by itself, but people with certain other diseases, such
as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other types of arthritis, may be more likely to who have it. Individuals have a close relative with fibromyalgia are more likely to develop it themselves.

What causes fibromyalgia?

The causes of fibromyalgia are not known. Researchers think a number of factors might be involved. Fibromyalgia can occur on its own, but has also been linked to:

  • Having a family history of fibromyalgia
  • Being exposed to stressful or traumatic events, such as
    • Car accidents
    • Injuries to the body caused by
      performing the same action over and over again (called “repetitive”
      injuries)
    • Infections or illnesses
    • Being sent to war

How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?

People with fibromyalgia often see many doctors before being diagnosed. One reason for this may be that pain and fatigue, the main symptoms of fibromyalgia, also are symptoms of many other conditions. Therefore, doctors often must rule out other possible causes of these symptoms before diagnosing fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia cannot be found by a lab test.

A doctor who knows about fibromyalgia, however, can make a diagnosis based upon two criteria:

  1. A history of widespread pain lasting more than 3 months. Pain must be present in both the right and left sides of the body as well as above and below the waist.
  2. Presence of tender points. The body has 18 sites that are possible tender points. For fibromyalgia diagnosis a person must have 11 or more tender points. For a point to be
    “tender,” the patient must feel pain when pressure is put on the site. People who have fibromyalgia may feel pain at other sites, too, but those 18 sites on the body are used for diagnosis.

Your doctor may try to rule out other causes of your pain and fatigue. Testing for some of these things may make sense to you. For instance, you may find it reasonable that your doctor wants to rule out rheumatoid arthritis, since that disease also causes pain. Testing for other conditions — such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, or sleep apnea — may make less lupus, sense to you. But fibromyalgia can mimic or even overlap many other conditions. Talk with your doctor. He or she can help you understand what each test is for and how each test is part of making a final diagnosis

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Fibromyalgia can be hard to treat. It’s important to find a doctor who has treated others with fibromyalgia. Many family doctors, general internists, or rheumatologists can treat fibromyalgia. Rheumatologists are doctors who treat arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints and soft tissues.

Treatment often requires a team approach. The team may include your doctor, a physical therapist, and possibly other health care providers. A pain or rheumatology clinic can be a good place to get treatment. Treatment for fibromyalgia may include the following:

  • Pain management. Three medicines have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat fibromyalgia. These are pregabalin (Lyrica), duloxetine (Cymbalta), and milnacipran (Savella). Other medications are being developed and may
    also receive FDA approval in the future. Your doctor may also suggest non-narcotic pain relievers, low-dose antidepressants, or other classes of medications that might help improve certain symptoms.
  • Sleep management. Getting the right amount of sleep at night may help improve your symptoms. Here are tips for good sleep:
    • Keep regular sleep habits. Try to get to bed at the same time and get up at the same time every day — even on weekends and vacations.
    • Avoid caffeine and alcohol in the late afternoon and evening.
    • Time your exercise. Regular daytime exercise can improve nighttime sleep. But avoid exercising within 3 hours of bedtime, which can be stimulating, keeping you awake.
    • Avoid daytime naps. Sleeping in the afternoon can interfere with nighttime sleep. If you feel you cannot get by without a nap, set an alarm for 1 hour. When it goes off, get up and start moving.
    • Reserve your bed for sleeping. Watching the late news, reading a suspense novel, or working on your laptop in bed can stimulate you, making it hard to sleep.
    • Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool.
    • Avoid liquids and spicy meals before bed. Heartburn and late-night trips to the bathroom do not lead to good sleep.
    • Wind down before bed. Avoid working right up to bedtime. Do relaxing activities, such as listening to soft music or taking a warm bath, that get you ready to sleep. (A warm bath also may soothe aching muscles.)
  • Psychological support. Living with a chronic condition can be hard on you. If you have fibromyalgia, find a support group. Counseling sessions with a trained counselor may improve
    your understanding of your illness.
  • Other treatments. Complementary therapies may help you. Talk to your physician before trying any alternative treatments. These include:
    • Physical therapy
    • Massage
    • Myofascial release therapy
    • Water therapy
    • Light aerobics
    • Acupressure
    • Applying heat or cold
    • Acupuncture
    • Yoga
    • Relaxation exercises
    • Breathing techniques
    • Aromatherapy
    • Cognitive therapy
    • Biofeedback
    • Herbs
    • Nutritional supplements
    • Osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation

What can I do to try to feel better?

Besides taking medicine prescribed by your doctor, there are many things you can do to lessen the impact of fibromyalgia on your life. These include:

  • Getting enough sleep. Getting enough sleep and the right kind of sleep can help ease the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia. Most adults need seven to eight hours of “restorative”
    sleep per night. Restorative sleep leaves you feeling well-rested and ready for your day to start when you wake up. It is hard for people with fibromyalgia to get a good night’s sleep. It is important to discuss any sleep problems with your doctor, who can recommend treatment for them.
  • Exercising. Although pain and fatigue may make exercise and daily activities difficult, it is
    crucial to be as physically active as possible. Research has repeatedly shown that regular exercise is one of the most effective treatments for fibromyalgia. People who have too much pain or fatigue to do hard exercise should just begin to move more and become more active in routine daily activities. Then they can begin with walking (or other gentle exercise) and
    build their endurance and intensity slowly.
  • Making changes at work. Most people with fibromyalgia continue to work, but they may have to make big changes to do so. For example, some people cut down the number of hours they work, switch to a less demanding job, or adapt a current job. If you face
    obstacles at work, such as an uncomfortable desk chair that leaves your back aching or difficulty lifting heavy boxes or files, your employer may make changes that will enable you to keep your job. An occupational therapist can help you design a more comfortable workstation or find more efficient and less painful ways to lift. A number of federal laws protect the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Eating well. Although some people with fibromyalgia report feeling better when they eat or avoid certain foods, no specific diet has been proven to influence fibromyalgia. Of course, it is important to have a healthy, balanced diet. Not only will proper nutrition give you more energy and make you generally feel better, it will also help you avoid other health problems.

Will fibromyalgia get better with time?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, meaning it lasts a long time — possibly a lifetime. However, it may be comforting to know that fibromyalgia is not a progressive disease. It is never fatal, and it will not cause damage to the joints, muscles, or internal organs. In many people, the condition does improve over time.

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia are alike in many ways. In fact, it is not uncommon for a person to have both fibromyalgia and CFS. Some experts believe that fibromyalgia and CFS are in fact the same disorder, but expressed in slightly different ways. Both CFS and fibromyalgia have pain and fatigue as symptoms.

The main symptom of CFS is extreme tiredness. CFS often begins after having flu-like symptoms. But people with CFS do not have the tender points that people with fibromyalgia have. To be diagnosed with CFS, a person must have:

  1. Extreme fatigue for at least 6 months that cannot be explained by medical tests and
  2. At least 4 or more of the following symptoms:
    • Forgetting things or having a hard time focusing
    • Feeling tired even after sleeping
    • Muscle pain or aches
    • Pain or aches in joints without swelling or redness
    • Feeling discomfort or “out-of-sorts” for more than 24 hours after being active
    • Headaches of a new type, pattern, or strength
    • Tender lymph nodes in the neck or under the arm
    • Sore throat

What if I can’t work because of fibromyalgia?

Many experts in fibromyalgia do not suggest patients go on disability. These experts have found that if patients stop working, they:

  • Stop moving as much during the day
  • Lose contact with co-workers
  • Lose a “sense of purpose” in life

All of these things can make a patient feel more alone and depressed. These three things tend to make fibromyalgia symptoms worse. Deciding to go on disability is a hard choice that you should talk about with your doctor or nurse.

However, if you cannot work because of your fibromyalgia, contact the Social Security Administration for help with disability benefits. You may qualify for disability benefits through your employer or the Federal Government. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) are the largest Federal programs providing financial assistance to people with disabilities. Although the medical requirements for eligibility are the same under the two programs, the way they are funded is different. SSDI is paid by Social Security taxes, and those who qualify for assistance receive benefits based on how much they have paid into the system. SSI is funded by general tax revenues, and those who qualify receive payments based on financial need. For information about the SSDI and SSI programs, contact the Social Security Administration at
800-772-1213.

What research is being done on fibromyalgia?

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases sponsors research to help understand fibromyalgia and find better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent it. Researchers are studying:

  • Why people with fibromyalgia feel a lot of pain
  • How exercise can help patients withfibromyalgia
  • Medicines and behavioral treatments

More information on fibromyalgia

For more information about fibromyalgia, call womenshealth.gov at 800-994-9662 (TDD:
888-220-5446) or contact the following organizations:

Information provided by the Womenshealth.gov

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Fibromyalgia fact sheet was reviewed by:

Daniel Clauw, M.D. 

Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center

University of Michigan

Content last updated June 29, 2010.

 

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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia


A Rational Biological Source of Pain in the Skin of Patients with Fibromyalgia

A Science Breakthrough To Identifying Pain of Fibromyalgia is Real

Fibromyalgia Is Not All In Your Head, New Research Confirms

Hallelujah! Shout it from the roof tops, scientists have found a possible explanation for the pain of Fibromyalgia!!! This will give some respect back to the sufferers who have been through cynicism and disbelief!

Researchers discover a rational biological source of pain in the skin of patients with fibromyalgia.

Albany Medical Center neurologist, Dr Rice 

Pain specialist Dr. Charles EArgoffthe study primary investigator

Collaborators 

Dr. James Wymer 
also at Albany Medical College and 

Dr. James Storey 
of Upstate Clinical Research Associates in Albany, NY

Clinical research proposals were funded by Forest Laboratories and Eli Lilly. 


the AV shunts in the hand are unique in that they create a bypass of the capillary bed for the major purpose of regulating body temperature.

A Thermostat for the Skin

In humans, these types of shunts are unique to the palms of our hands and soles of our feet which work like the radiator in a car

under warm conditions, the shunts close down to force blood into the capillaries at the surface of the skin in order to radiate heat from the body, and our hands get sweaty

under cold conditions, the shunts open wide allowing blood to bypass the capillaries in order to conserve heat, and our hands get cold

According to Dr. Albrecht, the excess sensory innervations may itself explain why fibromyalgia patients typically have especially tender and painful hands.

In addition, since the sensory fibers are responsible for opening the shunts, they would become particularly active under cold conditions, which are generally very bothersome to fibromyalgia patients.

A role in regulating blood flow throughout the body

Although they are mostly limited to the hands and feet, the shunts likely have another important function which could account for the widespread deep pain, achiness, and fatigue that occurs in fibromyalgia patients.

“In addition to involvement in temperature regulation, an enormous proportion of our blood flow normally goes to our hands and feet. Far more than is needed for their metabolism” noted Dr. Rice.

– the hands and the feet act as a reservoir from which blood flow can be diverted to other tissues of the body, such as muscles when we begin to exercise. Therefore, the pathology discovered among these shunts in the hands could be interfering with blood flow to the muscles throughout the body.

this mismanaged blood flow could be the source of muscular pain and achiness, and the sense of fatigue which are thought to be due to a build-up of lactic acid and low levels of inflammation in fibromyalgia patients.

– this, in turn, could contribute to the hyperactvity in the brain

alterations of normal blood flow may underlie other fibromyalgia symptoms, such as non-restful sleep or cognitive dysfunctions.

“The data do appear to fit with other published evidence demonstrating blood flow alterations to higher brain centers and the cerebral cortex of fibromyalgia patients” Dr Rice stated.

See diagram and read the full story at:

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The Science

US National Library of Medicine National institute of Health


Pain Med.
 2013
Jun;14(6):895-915. doi: 10.1111/pme.12139. Epub 2013 May 20.

Excessive Peptidergic Sensory Innervation of Cutaneous Arteriole-Venule
Shunts (AVS) in the Palmar Glabrous Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients: Implications for Widespread Deep Tissue Pain and Fatigue

Source


Integrated Tissue Dynamics, LLC, Rensselaer, New York, USA; Center for


Neuropharmacology & Neuroscience, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York


USA
.

CONCLUSIONS:

– the excessive sensory innervation to the glabrous skin AVS is a likely

source of severe pain and tenderness in the hands of FM patients

– importantly, glabrous AVS regulate blood flow to the skin in humans for

thermoregulation and tother tissues such as skeletal muscle during periods of increased metabolic demand

– therefore, blood flow dysregulation as a result of excessive innervation to AVS would likely contribute to the widespread deep pain and fatigue of FM

– SNRI compounds may provide partial therapeutic benefit by enhancing the impact of sympathetically mediated inhibitory modulation of the excess sensory innervation

Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

PMID: 23691965 

My opinioin

So there is the science that they found to confirm Fibromyalgia sufferers are having “real pain”.

Finally! Do you feel a sense of relief? I don’t. The study was funded by the drug companies and they plan to find another drug to help kill the pain.

Is this just a symptom or a result of another cause?

I want to find the reason the shunts are not working properly, how about you?

I am going to return to this statement from above: this mismanaged blood flow could be the source of muscular pain and achiness, and the sense of fatigue which are thought to be due to a build-up of lactic acid and low levels of inflammation in fibromyalgia patients

So I am going to work on reducing or eliminating high lactic acid and inflammatory foods. My new book deals with inflammatory foods so it will be a big help for anyone seeking an alternative way to dealing with your pain. It will be released soon! Stay tuned for help on how to avoid prescriptions. Because I care!

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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia could be one of the most misunderstood conditions which can add more health problems.

You can be treated with multiple medications to see if one might help. To me it is like putting a blindfold on with a room full of people, spinning you around and throw darts blindly to see if you can hit the dartboard.

I am just wondering how you can medicate something no one understands? How do we know if we aren’t making things worse?

I have been there, tried it all. You can take medication until your hair falls out but it won’t “cure” your Fibromyalgia. If it did, after all these years, all the drug trials, wouldn’t we be hearing about it on the news and wouldn’t we all be cured?

What you will find within this website is hope. I work on finding what will harm you so you can avoid it, what will help heal your body so you can work on improving your immunity and what news you need to be informed on so you can make your own informed choices.

A lot of it is probably considered controversial, I say it is just put on the back burner because big pharma can’t profit off of it. If they have used herbal treatments for thousands of years successfully, it’s good enough for me, I don’t need scientific proof. If I am hearing people are being healed of cancer, diabetes and many other diseases, it’s proof enough for me.

I have tried many medications and all of them have given me side effects. I have tried many, many herbs and never had any side effects. I am not telling you to quit your pills and take up herbs. It is all your own choice but if you have been through the pills and it didn’t work, you might want to follow
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  •   To relieve body pain from disease naturally.
  •   Natural and alternative treatments to relieve your pain without the toxic side effects of drugs.
  •   Visualization can keep your mind off your pain.
  •   To ease stress and stress-related problems.
  •   To renew your life so you can feel alive again.
  •   To find peace of mind.
  •   Water can relieve pain.
  •   To be your own detective to get to the root cause of your pain.
  •   To recognize contributing factors that could be causing more pain.
  •   Understanding illness so you can relieve, eliminate or start reversing it.
  •   To become aware of habits that might be causing you more pain.
  •   Replacing bad habits with good habits can eliminate pain and start reversing disease.
  •   Avoiding certain foods can eliminate pain, symptoms and reverse disease.
  •   Emotions can cause body pain.
  •   Attitudes can cause body pain.
  •   Beliefs can disable you.
  •   To find your “Happy Place”.

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I have so much to share with you on how to get on the winning side of Fibromyalgia.

I will share the steps I have endured to understanding “it”, the mysterious, misunderstood syndrome called Fibromyalgia that carries so much skepticism, stigma and disbelief.

I will share how I took charge of my own health and have come so much further towards feeling alive and finding pain relief.

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Chronic Pain Relief

There is so much advice out there about chronic pain but what really works?

Sufferers are so mislead by the media because there is such a big profit opportunity from people who are desperate to end their pain.

– Drug companies advertise on tv that their pill is the secret to living a great life as they list off their side effects that take up half the commercial time.

– Tylenol companies advertise that their pain pills “get you back to normal”.

Is that what the world has come to? We are normal if we are drugged up on prescription medications and pain meds?

We are so desperate to find relief we try this and that only to find that it isn’t
really working.

We have to put up with side effects such as:

– weight gain, head aches, stomach pain, swelling, constipation, diarrhea, decreased sexual desire or ability, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, increased sweating, loss of appetite, increased appetite, sore throat, tiredness, trouble sleeping, vomiting, weakness.

Then there are the more severe symptoms of:

– severe allergic reactions such as  rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing,
tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, unusual
hoarseness, bizarre behaviour, bloody or black tarry stools, blurred vision,
confusion, dark urine, decreased concentration, decreased coordination,
fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever or chills, hallucinations, memory
loss, mouth sores or ulcers, new or worsening mental or mood changes eg.
aggressiveness, agitation, anxiety, depression, hostility, impulsiveness,
irritability, panic attacks, restlessness, pale stools, red swollen, blistered
or peeling skin, ringing in the ears, seizures, severe or persistent dizziness
or headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, weakness, trouble sleeping, sluggishness, stiff muscles, stomach pain, suicidal thoughts or attempts, tremors, trouble urinating, unusual bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, vomitting that looks like coffee grounds, yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Then we have the unfortunate who experience

– heart attacks, strokes, kidney damage, liver damage, successful suicides, anaphylaxis shock and even death.

That is quite a list isn’t it? And all from these drugs that are going to help with your pain and change your life as you know it. Helping you with your pain. That list came mostly from the Cymbalta side effects list, one of the drugs of choice for Fibromyalgia.

I looked to the medical system for years and I experienced a long list of the above and a near death situation. If I didn’t have such a big will to live I wouldn’t be here. Well believe me, if you keep taking pills year after year you WILL develop stomach problems along with a wide array of new symptoms. It seems like you keep adding illnesses to your list of conditions and they keep adding pills for the symptoms which mostly come from the pills. It is like a domino effect that keeps you falling the wrong way, into a chronic pain syndrome instead of out of pain, you become weakened and more dependant on everyone.

There is another way and I am finding my way out of the deep dark hole of our current medical system that didn’t work for me. It was weakening my body to a point that I didn’t find much reason for living. Nothing worked, pills had me to a point that I couldn’t eat anything because it caused so much internal pain, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t wake up, I was in a permanent brain fog and on and on. There was only one way to describe it, MISERY. I went for help and ended up getting more symptoms, more pain, more disbelief from sceptic doctors, more frustration and a lot of pills.

Now today is different. I am still in pain but I have learned how to deal with my it on such a positive level. My stomach is so much better, I have less symptoms, I can sleep better, the brain fog is gone, I know my triggers, I know how to deal with each symptom, I know when and what contributes to my pain and I feel alive instead of near death. That alone is worth it’s weight and gold. Before I dreaded living the rest of my life in the state I was in, now I feel there is a light and I am looking forward to being pain free one day. I look forward to having grandchildren one day and being able to be with them instead of them sitting in my wheelchair with me or lying in my death bed.

If you want to learn to live your life with your pain opposed to suffering your life away with pain, I invite you to sign up for my newsletter and follow my path to wellness. I want to help you help yourself out of a very hard life of the
chronic pain cycle. The answer isn’t in a pill bottle but in a wide array of
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Please read some of my articles that might help you and browse around the website. There is lots of information that will hopefully help you understand where some of your pain might be coming from.


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http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/category/fibromyalgia-info


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Fibromyalgia Suicides –
Could There Be a Link to Antidepressants Like Cymbalta and Lyrica?


Fibromyalgia Suicides


What a complicated and frustrating condition Fibromyalgia can be,  getting
diagnosed. There is so much constant, severe, unexplained pain with Fibro, it is
sometimes even hard for the sufferer to believe that someone could possibly be
in that much pain and  fatigue without a reason why.


It can be met with doubt and scepticism from doctors who believe it is in the
patients head which can be quite defeating for a patient who is seriously
suffering. 


The mystery of Fibro can cause a lot of emotional turmoil in a patients life.
The unknown is hard to deal with. When you don’t know what is causing your pain,
you can’t fix it which leads to a lot of frustration, you lose all hope.


There are multiple symptoms, fatigue, pain all over, muscle pain, tender points,
sleep difficulties, brain fog, digestive disorders to name a few. It is
miserable.


The list of symptoms seems to grow as we gain more awareness of Fibromyalgia.
When you experience the same symptoms and your life is disappearing as the years
go by. Nothing you have tried has made any difference in your condition and you
have no answers, it starts to play on your soul. 


This is why it is so important to have a good support system, someone who
understands and believes you are having pain. This type of support could be very
helpful for those who feel suicidal.


You have to believe that you will get through this, that there is a way to gain
your strength back and reduce some of the pain and discomfort. They are finding
more answers everyday.


Don’t go it alone, we all need help sometimes. Make sure you seek out the right
kind. You don’t want to find a group of depressed people to get you out of your
depression.


Finding a support group, a friend, a  family member, a therapist, an
inspirational group, dr, naturopath dr, homeopathic dr or a church can be a good
place to look for support. Whatever works within your beliefs. Watch a comedy
every night if that is what it takes. Remember, it is only temporary, whatever
it is, it will pass and you will get through it, actually, you did get through
it, you are here and you are alive.


I am wondering if Fibromyalgia
suicides could be linked to the use of antidepressants.
 Check
out these videos before you decide to use antidepressants drugs like Prozac.


I also checked the ask
a patient website and they are reporting feeling suicidal thoughts from Cymbalta.
 See
for yourself. Lyrica
users are reporting brain fog and suicidical thoughts
. Is the brain fog
from the medications? Mine seems to have cleared up since I went off all the
drugs. My mind is clearer now and I don’t feel like a walking zombie anymore
either.



http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=21427&name=CYMBALTA
 



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I am here to help you feel better and hopefully avoid some unnecessary heartache
and pain.


Feel free to leave a comment or an experience you


have had with Cymbalta or Lyrica. The more we talk


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Natural Pain Relief for Fibromyalgia

There is so much pain in Fibromyalgia. The worst being the unknown. When you suffer from the severe chronic pain one can experience from Fibromyalgia it can be so overwhelming to the patient who has no support or no one who really understands.

It is even harder when you have a critical doctor who doesn’t take your pain
seriously enough. When you are in the dark about all the pain it is hard to function. I can help with a few simple natural remedies that can help you through your crisis.

  • Find a new doctor who understands and believes you.

  • Find someone to talk to who is compassionate and believes you are experiencing real and debilitating pain.

  • Use ice on the painful muscles.

  • Stop using the painful muscle until you have stretched it out to relieve the
    pain. If stretching doesn’t do it, you need to use ice, have a bath in Epsom salts, relax or sleep it off. If you keep working a tight muscle it will
    continue to get into a bigger ball of pain. We are only human and repetitive
    work leads to strained muscles.

  • Stay off the couch! Couches keep you in bad posture and only add to painful
    muscles.

  • Keep your body fit. I know it is hard when you are in pain but from experience, your pain will increase with time if you don’t. Even walking will help. Stretching is best.

  • Be aware of what could be causing you the pain and don’t let yourself get to
    that point. An example is when I am on the computer too long, I experience
    pain in the center of my back, my neck, shoulders and wrists. Be aware of
    how you are sitting, the position of your neck, your shoulders and feet. We
    should be taught good posture in school and how to maintain it. Bad posture
    accounts for a lot of pain and discomfort.

  • Diet is major. A simple solution, eat to survive, don’t live to eat. Natural
    whole foods are best, lots of nutritious fresh foods that are not
    genetically modified. We are digestive enzyme deficient. Eat some live food
    with every meal to help digest it. Stay away from McDonalds! Diet is like
    drugs, hard to get off addictive foods. My advice is one day at a time. If
    you drink those double double Tim Horton’s coffees, cut down 1/2 teaspoon of sugar a day or a week until you can go without it.

  • Don’t rely on caffeine to get you going, it is like sugar, a quick high to
    an abrupt low. Get your body working on it’s own without relying on caffeine or red bull to get you going. If you are that bad, you need to take some R & R time. Get your adrenals checked.

  • If you live in the North and experience pain when it rains or snows, or
    arthritis, try some heat and wish for sunshine and dry weather. They blamed
    all my pain on Fibromyalgia when in fact a lot of it was from the weather.
    My condition can change over night. I was always wondering what I did to
    have so much more pain today than yesterday when in fact it wasn’t me, it
    was the weather.

  •  Vitamin D is our sunshine Vitamin, with out it we can become depressed, SAD and all research is pointing to cancers from lack of Vitamin D. When the sun shines, get outside and absorb 20 minutes of it.

  • Avoid conflict, stress only adds to injury. You need to have a healthy
    relationship with the least amount of stress as possible. It isn’t healthy
    for anyone. If you have conflict, avoid those people, if your job is too
    stressful, seriously consider a change. Even a pay cut is worth it if you
    make a change that removes the stress from your job or a psychopathic boss.

Be well!

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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia fatigue and hormonal health

This is very important and not taken seriously enough by doctors. I want to share my experience with fatigue that may help many women and men as well. I went through major stress of family illness and death as well as all my injury and illness. I was to the point that I was so fatigued, so exhausted. I asked my doctors over and over again but to no avail, “it’s the Fibromyalgia”. What exactly does that mean anyways? Do we give something a name so we can blame everything on it? I was desperate from the overwhelming feeling of being totally drained, it was hard to stand and even breathing was a chore. I was starting to think I had cancer like my mom.

I went to my gynecologist Dr Pettle who practices natural medicines and
specializes in hormone health. He told me my adrenals were so low they were
close to shutting down. I was also low in progesterone and testosterone as well. He prescribed a natural remedy for my adrenals and progesterone and I
started coming back to life, my well being was returning. Could Fibromyalgia fatigue be hormonal? 

I gave the results to my general practitioner and his reply was, “oh, that isn’t too bad. My adrenals were in the range of a 90 year old and he said that wasn’t too bad. I felt like I was dying and he wasn’t too concerned about it. That is why this is so important for me to relay this to you. Is your doctor being honest with you? Your adrenal health is overlooked in general medicine, not important enough to be tested for, yet so important to your well being.

Hormone health is so vital and can make such a difference to your health, yet so neglected. I am telling you that if you feel so fatigued like the life is being sucked out of you, like you can’t fill the tank at all anymore no matter what you try. If you are trying to drink so much caffeine to pick you up but it isn’t working, you need to get another opinion if you aren’t getting any answers with your doctors. Go to a Naturopath or a Gynecologist who specializes in natural hormone health. It is so vital to your well being. Prescription hormone replacement therapy has been shown to cause more problems just as many drugs have shown.

David Wolfe is right though, if you quit taking the replacements, the symptoms all come back. You do need to address your bodies needs with the proper food, nutrients and grounding.

Ask for the doctor to test your adrenal function and ask to see the results, not just a report from him saying they are okay. Fine to him may mean your adrenals are that of a 90 year old when you are 30, 40 or 50. Some doctors don’t take hormone health seriously enough. When your hormones are out of whack, so is your life. It is the reason for so many symptoms and mood and so vitally important for you to feel good.

David Wolfe is one of the leading experts in hormone health and he says they can
account for

– obesity

– depression

– most forms of cancer

– diabetes

– growth abnormalities

– aging

– infertility

– mood swings

– heart disease

– sleep apnea

– high cholesterol

When you are estrogen dominant, you can experience:

– chronic migraines

– insomnia

– chronic acne

– inability to lose weight

– mood swings

So get tested!

Causes of hormonal imbalances are:

– artificial light

– aging

– medication, esp. for cholesterol and birth control

– soy products

– rancid fats and oils

– pesticides, pollution and plastics

– lack of wholesome saturated fats  oils in diet

– lack of grounding

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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia

Now that all the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over, the pain and fatigue sets in for people with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, cancer, arthritis or any other chronic pain. Over use and abuse of certain muscles, mental and physical stress and the wrong kinds of food will do it.

What we can do now is sit back and take a good look to identify the cause for the excess pain so we can avoid repeating it next year.

– get yourself a yearly planner

– plan to start shopping earlier, listen throughout the year for hints of what they like and put it in your planner.

– you can spread the financial burden of the big Christmas bill by buying a gift every month from now to next year and you can have it wrapped and tucked away for the big day.

– delegate some of the work that causes you the most pain

– when you start to experience pain, stop what you are doing and stretch the muscle that is overworked before it gets into a big ball of pain

– ice the sore muscle or injury

– exercise such as walking or dancing gets our blood and thyroid moving, it also works out a lot of kinks and pains. Go for it!

– hot showers work out a lot of pain and kick starts a sluggish thyroid

– epson salt baths helps ease pain as well as detoxifies

– plan healthier choices for food! I don’t believe we should eat foods that cause us pain or symptoms, then take a pill to settle the upset. Find foods that work with your body’s needs to what makes it feel good rather than feeling ill. Be brave, learn to resist it if it is going to leave you in pain! Is it really worth the suffereing?

Food is definitely my poison and I can experience severe pain and the strangest symptoms when I eat certain things.

The book one mans food is another mans poison is a really great book everyone should read to understand your blood type – food connection. It opened my eyes to relating what was going on in my body and mood to certain foods I was eating. It took me many years to learn that many of my symptoms were food related, others were mechanical and some from the weather itself. Who knew that the mucous I coughed up was from eating dairy? Or the tingling hands and feet were from the flour I ate. As a kid, I thought it was normal to have a headache and a stomach ache. Now I just removed certain foods and I don’t suffer anymore. If I only knew then, what I know now.

The head pain I now have is from the TMJ a dentist gave me from a botched implant. I could have taken Tylenol for the rest of my life and it would never correct the problem. I think more people should consider their teeth and jaw position when having headaches or head pain. I have severe pain in the joint just under my right ear and up the side of my head. My dentist is working to correct my jaw position and the pain is starting to subside. 

Learn what is causing your pain or symptom, if it is food, simply try to avoid it, if it is an activity, find another way, spread the activity out or get someone else to do it. We are all different and different foods cause different reactions in certain blood types. Get to know what ails you!

There are many other choices out there and we have found many wonderful foods to replace the old white flour, dairy, fried food and sugar diets. Try to make a change for the good this year! 

– the all popular chocolate can cause a plugged colon, very constipating to some people yet they will still eat it, then take laxatives for it not realizing that it is from the chocolate. Chocolate is good for you but not most you see at the stores, they are nothing more than loads of sugar, not so healthy! 

– dairy can cause pain and diarrhea

– flour can cause a host of symptoms you wouldn’t believe

– sugar can cause a plethora of health problems and a lot of sugar is genetically modified beet cane sugar now


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– the weather is something out of our control. I can’t function in the rain, it leaves me weak and frail and in pain in all my joints. For those of you who have a lot of money and a lot of pain in the damp weather, the only thing I have found that offers some hope so far is farabloc clothing but I haven’t tried it. I think it would work though. 

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Sometimes the reason for pain is not so obvious though. For example, I never knew why I was in such severe pain for days after we traveled long distances in the truck. It was because every bump on the road was pounding the heck of my damaged coccyx. Also from having a twisted pelvis all the bouncing of the truck yanked away at the muscles around my hip and spine, so I could barely walk for days. The doctors just blamed it on the Fibromyalgia.  

I now have a pillow with the coccyx out of it or a long skinny pillow tucked under my right sits bone helps save me days of severe pain.  

I had so much pain throughout my body I couldn’t zero in on the cause of any one particular pain, so they labelled it all Fibromyalgia. It took me 20 years to finally get to the bottom of each pain and symptom! Once you understand it, you can better deal with it! Don’t ever give up to finding the exact reason for your pain. Being in the dark won’t help you regain your health, nor will never ending prescriptions. 

Getting to know your pain is half the battle! Once you learn to recognize the triggers that make it worse, you can try to avoid getting to that point where it becomes that agonizing, nauseating pain that is unbearable.

Aspirin is widely used for pain, it originated from white willow bark, salicin. We didn’t like the bitter taste so we synthesized it into a chemical mixture and called it aspirin. Most medications are discoveries from Mother Nature anyways, they just synthesize the healing properties and make it in a lab. Why not take the real thing? I don’t understand why we want to make everything into a chemical so we can profit, even at the expense of the planet and the people. We are making it a plastic world.

Why don’t we go back to Mother Nature and save the people and the planet? Be kind to your body and the planet this year!  

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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia

 

I was just reading the side effect my fellow Fibromyalgia sufferers are getting from Cymbalta. It is bad enough to experience pain and suffering without answers but when the doctors add to injury by giving medications that cause illness it can lead to desperation. I know how painful it can be on it’s own but to experience more pain by the hands of your health care provider it can be overwhelming. You are desperate to find answers, instead you get more pain.

Here is a list of side effects the women are experiencing from the forum on healingwell.com:

– feeling funny

– my first week was nearly torture – severe nausea, headaches, tight throat, dizziness, insomnia, etc.

– I had a life threatening reaction from the first dose

– I had a friend who switched to nights because it made her drowsy, now she has trouble falling asleep

– no real change in pain yet but even if it wouldn’t make much difference in that area I think I would still keep taking them cause of the energy and buzz they give me

– my doctor today told me I must go off Cymbalta (gradually) because my BP is extremely high. My heart is beating very oddly, sort of like irregular swoshing. He did not like that my throat was still tight either.

I didn’t hear anyone say it did anything for their pain.

Here is the new criteria for Fibromyalgia:


http://www.med.ufl.edu/rheum/FMSarticles/article25.htm

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