teddycowz

302d

hi! I very recently was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. do any people who also have diagnosis have any information I should know following this discovery? my specialist honestly didn't tell me enough and even more honestly probably wasn't fully listening to me so I'm not exactly sure where to go or what to do at this point

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    • royalty

      302d

      Why type of information do you need? I've been diagnosed for almost a year and I've researched a lot about it so I might be able to tell you whatever you want to know!

      • teddycowz

        302d

        @royalty my rheumatologist basically told me all I can do is smoke medical cannabis and do therapy, I read a bit online about stress management but honestly I'm just not sure how I should change my lifestyle so I can best take care of myself

        • royalty

          302d

          @teddycowz That is definitely not the only option! Dietary supplements such as turmeric (for general pain), vitamin D3 (for joints), vitamin B2 (for general pain), magnesium (for migraines), alphalipoic acid (for nerve pain/allodynia), CoQ10 (for my heart, fatigue, and general nervous system health, but it's really expensive) and and a few others have really helped me manage my symptoms. I also tried type 2 collagen (for my joints) but I have EDS which makes my body unable to process collagen so thay didn't do anything for me but you could always try it to see if it works. Pain medication such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium also helps me a lot. That's pretty much my emergency medication if I'm having a really bad flare day lol. There's also something called the anti-inflammatory diet that is also an option but you have to cut out a lot of food and personally as an autistic person that type of change and getting rid of pretty much all of my safe foods I couldn't do lol. Drinking more water has also helped me a lot. I try to drink at least half a gallon a day and have a giant water bottle with those cute little motivational timestamps to help me do that lol. I put electrolyte mixes in my water, I personally like Liquid IV. It's mainly for my POTS but it helps me a lot with my energy levels and feeling less fatigued. But like I said I got it for my POTS so I'm not sure if it'll do anything for fibro but it doesn't hurt to try. Anyways I hope this all helps and I hope thing get easier for you! Fibro sucks but we're called warriors for a reason!

    • Oouchthathurts

      302d

      I have 30 years + experience with fibromyalgia and then both my daughters were diagnosed at 15 years old with fibromyalgia. So If you get a minute write down some questions you have and message me and I can try to answer them as best I can. I’m an open book you can ask anything!

    • Doglover25006

      302d

      Message me anytime! I have made a lot of lifestyle changes to improve my symptoms happy to share

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