FMS symptoms, besides pain meds??

Good afternoon!

I've been having fibromyalgia symptoms for the past 4 days- neck, left shoulder, back of head, band across my head from 1 temple to the other, down my spinal cord. I haven't dealt with fibro symptoms in several years and I can't remember what I can do to relieve my pain and stiffness.

I've been taking Lortab (Hydrocodone with acetaminophen) and/or Ultracet, aspirin, using a topical analgesic oil rub and a moist heat wrap. I'm also stretching. I've considered the chiropractor and massage therapist just haven't made appointments yet.

I can't remember what to do to relieve my pain and stiffness, and frankly my grumpiness with it. Can someone give me some suggestions of anything natural I can do that I haven't thought of? I don't necessarily want to keep taking the Lortab as I'm building up a tolerance and having to take more to get the same relief. It's just the only thing working. I would appreciate any input.

Lynn

Well, back off the aspirin. It has cpn kill ability, so will just cause one problem while trying to alleviate another.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.  Mohandas Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Thank you, Makintosh didn't know that! 

Lynn

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds."

Cpn, Mpn, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Tinnitus, Hypothyroidism, History of Fibromyalgia, Partial Temporal Lobe Seizures, CFS, Chronic

Lynn

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds."

Cpn, Mpn, CFS, Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Syndrome, IBD, Tinnitus, Hx Partial Temporal Lobe Seizures

Hey MacKintosh, Sorry i really butchered your name! 

Lynn

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds."

Cpn, Mpn, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Tinnitus, Hypothyroidism, History of Fibromyalgia, Partial Temporal Lobe Seizures, CFS, Chronic

Lynn

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds."

Cpn, Mpn, CFS, Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Syndrome, IBD, Tinnitus, Hx Partial Temporal Lobe Seizures

Heat seems to be my best pain reliever. A hot bath with Epson salts and then to bed with a heating pad. Also the saune seems to take away the aches. I have tried Arnica gel as a topical analgesic but heat wins every time. Raven

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

I went to chiropractor this evening and still using moist heat- thank you. 

Lynn

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds."

Cpn, Mpn, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Tinnitus, Hypothyroidism, History of Fibromyalgia, Partial Temporal Lobe Seizures, CFS, Chronic

Lynn

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds."

Cpn, Mpn, CFS, Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Syndrome, IBD, Tinnitus, Hx Partial Temporal Lobe Seizures

I've also found a topical cream actually useful called Wobenzyme N. Yes, it's got those enzymes in it, and actually is relieving for my fibro pain flares from pulses. I've found it at Vitamin Shoppes.

CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25yrs CFS & FMS. Protocol: 200mg Doxy, 500mg MWF Azith, Tini 1000mg/day pulses; Vit D1000 units, Cytotec 100mg, Plaquenil 100mg, Magnascent Iodine 12 drps/day, T4 & T3

 

CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25+yrs CFS & FMS. Currently: 250 aithromycin mwf, doxycycline 100mg BID, restarted Tini pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3, 6mg Iodoral

Thanks, Jim. I'll see if I can find it. The analgesic oil I've been using was given to me by my massage therapist, who had a heart attacke about  year ago which put her out of service. I've got to find another one. 

Lynn

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds."

Cpn, Mpn, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Tinnitus, Hypothyroidism, History of Fibromyalgia, Partial Temporal Lobe Seizures, CFS, Chronic

Lynn

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds."

Cpn, Mpn, CFS, Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Syndrome, IBD, Tinnitus, Hx Partial Temporal Lobe Seizures

A couple of links with best current price. The last one isn't the best price, but they may have a local shop you can find via their locator.

http://www.vitacost.com/NaturallyVitaminsWobenzymNCreme
http://www.smartbomb.com/nv4002.html

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=WM-1025

 

CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25yrs CFS & FMS. Protocol: 200mg Doxy, 500mg MWF Azith, Tini 1000mg/day pulses; Vit D1000 units, Cytotec 100mg, Plaquenil 100mg, Magnascent Iodine 12 drps/day, T4 & T3

 

CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25+yrs CFS & FMS. Currently: 250 aithromycin mwf, doxycycline 100mg BID, restarted Tini pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3, 6mg Iodoral