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Marjo

691d

Lately my Fibromyalgia is kicking in to high gear at bedtime! Do you have any suggestion? Hot Showers only keep it at bay for a short while. What medications do you suggest other than Lyrica?

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    • katc

      677d

      @Scoutie I too use Voltaren or lidocaine creams. I have to be careful with the lidocaine ones though because some brands come with menthol in them and I'm allergic to menthol.

    • Lani_Girl

      678d

      I've been using Bio Freeze.

    • Scoutie

      678d

      Lidocaine cream helps

      • katc

        677d

        @Scoutie I too use Voltaren or lidocaine creams. I have to be careful with the lidocaine ones though because some brands come with menthol in them and I'm allergic to menthol.

    • Scoutie

      678d

      Me too

    • Marjo

      678d

      It took me awhile to recover with balance and pain under control. I try to stay in the present!

    • 1Jonesy

      679d

      I am trying this new probiotic called Seed if you Google it it is really awesome 👍🏾, it seems worth it.

      • Lani_Girl

        678d

        @1Jonesy Where do you buy it from???

        • 1Jonesy

          678d

          @Lani_Girl directly from their website: https://seed.com/daily-synbiotic?gclid=CjwKCAjwkYGVBhArEiwA4sZLuLWfZXZXf2zYJ3QEZYXu1x4i-keU87FgAFQtg_-SrJfXu87Vr4WvLBoCh9IQAvD_BwE

    • katc

      679d

      Gabapentin is what I take. 2 400mg in the morning and two at bedtime. Lyrics has never done a thing for my fm symptoms.

      • Marjo

        678d

        @katc just keeps the restless body from happening!

        • katc

          677d

          @Marjo the really tough thing about fibromyalgia is that it is hard to advise. What works for one won't for another so sharing tips and tricks isn't as easy for one as it is for other diseases and disorders. I supplement my gabapentin with cyclobinzaprine. It is called flexril by brand name. It is taken prn every 8 hours for those days when the fm just wants to do its own thing. It's a muscle relaxant. You may try something in that family.

    • MatchaBunn

      688d

      For me, my FM pain was mainly heat in my thighs and knees; for that, I found that a THC/CBD cream lessened symptoms enough to fall asleep. I just re-applied if I woke up with the same issues. I imagine any types of cooling cream would be helpful for that specific problem.

    • Lani_Girl

      688d

      Been loosing a lot of sleep with fibro.

    • Lani_Girl

      688d

      I've tried using Biofreeze and it helps with the pain but doesn't last long.

      • Marjo

        679d

        @Lani_Girl hot baths & showers help a lot: Lyrica too

        • Lani_Girl

          678d

          @Marjo my doctor took me off of Lyrica. I only take Duloxitine now.

    • 1Jonesy

      688d

      Probiotics. My doctor told me last year that I should start a probiotic a really good one to see if that helps manage some of the symptoms. I had forgotten about that recommendation until this year reviewing my chart notes. Here is a quick article https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29695180/

      • Marjo

        679d

        @1Jonesy I do probiotics all the time because I had 3 bouts of C-def! Had lg. Colon resection twice. No joke w/ CDef: lethal!! Had back surgery T thru L. Carpal Tunal, Thymic Cyst removed ( open heart). It’s been a heck of a ride! 68 and feel like I’ve had nine lives!

        • 1Jonesy

          679d

          @Marjo My goodness. Glad you are ok 🙂🙏

    • SassyMouth

      688d

      Gabapentin

    • Marjo

      688d

      Tens, Voltarin, Flexeril, does not help with Fibromyalgia symptoms, only some muscle pain. I need something that calms my nerve endings down so that I don’t feel like I want to jump out of my skin!

    • lupiediva

      689d

      My Dr has me on savella and gabapentin. Helps a lil but I have other health issues.

    • meold

      689d

      Have you tried Voltarin cream, or a 10's unit?

    • Mommaspoondani

      690d

      Cymbalta, flexeril and b100 complex worked wonders for me. I’ve been pregnant and it breastfeeding since 2016 so I haven’t taken cymbalta or flexeril Since but daily b100 and PT helps a lot.

    • planetclaire

      690d

      Mine has been bad too

    • cardeg

      690d

      Elavil helps with sleep and chronic pain management

    • Scoutie

      690d

      I take melatonin or Tylenol P.M.

    • ChemicalAngel

      690d

      Definitely Rx from your doctor ☺️

    • ChemicalAngel

      691d

      I’ve been on Savella for 6months didn’t think it was helpn till I quit takn it might give that a try ☺️

      • Marjo

        691d

        @ChemicalAngel is that over the counter or prescription?

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