Fibromyalgia

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Registered: 06-19-2011
Fibromyalgia
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Tue, 12-11-2012 - 5:28pm

Im depressed from all the pain ,not being able toosleep?Lisa

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Registered: 06-06-2000
Mon, 12-17-2012 - 10:47am

Sorry, I was going to reply sooner, but was unable to.  It's very difficult to deal with the pain and fatigue, but there is hope, and you can live a fairly normal life once you figure out the right combination of medications, therapies, exercise routines, diet, etc. that works for you.  I take tramadol for the pain and flexeril, a muscle relaxer, to help me sleep.  I also try to eat a healthy diet, which for me is gluten and dairy free, do yoga and the elliptical 3-5 days a week, and go to my chiropractor every 2 weeks.  It's by no means a pain or fatigue free life, but for the most part, it doesn't interfere with me living my life how I want to.  I may need longer to rest and recover from colds and get flare ups like everyone else, but I've been able to keep working and living.  It's a struggle to find what works, but don't give up because it's very much worth it.