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Doglover25006

374d

I am seeing a new doctor on Tuesday (a new primary care). Seems like a good time reassess how I’m managing my health. I want to stop taking lyrica, but that combined with naltrexone is the only thing that has come remotely close to managing my fibro pain. Are there any vitamins or supplements or natural/homeopathic things that have helped y’all in place of lyrica that I can talk to the doc about? Or any lifestyle changes (diet, specific types of PT, etc.). I can’t afford acupuncture right now, but do see a chiropractor regularly.

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    • Doglover25006

      320d

      @Han26 I was walking 4 miles at least 3 times a week, but I can’t rn. I’m recovering from a massive cardiac clot and pulmonary embolism and weak. I have to take things slow for a little while.

    • Han26

      320d

      I joined my local gym in January. I was at the point of painkillers every 4 hours and felt like a depressed zombie. About 3 months into gym life, I thought, "I can't remember my last flare-up." 7 months later, I'm almost daily pain-free and slowly coming off amitriptyline. I listened to the Fibromyalgia MD on podcast, he's incredible and so knowledgeable on Fibromyalgia. In almost every podcast, he said exercise is the best thing we could do, and he was absolutely right! I genuinely can not recommend it enough. I got a PT a few months in as I was pretty clueless, but I've been doing weights and strength training (cardio is a no go for me) and walking! Life game changer! Hope you find something that works for you!

      • Doglover25006

        320d

        @Han26 I was walking 4 miles at least 3 times a week, but I can’t rn. I’m recovering from a massive cardiac clot and pulmonary embolism and weak. I have to take things slow for a little while.

    • KellyKC

      373d

      Lyrica is horrendous for anyone to take.

      • justanothertuesday

        321d

        @KellyKC lyrica made me incredibly mentally unstable 😥

    • Princessmommy6

      374d

      I'm also on naltrexone and have found it very helpful with THC at night for sleep. I also take a combo of vitamins(nac, alpha lipoic acid, glucosamine, black pepper extract, quercetin, coq10) asking with avoiding sugar and high sodium as much as possible to avoid flares. I do a plant based protein shake since that is what my stomach can handle for lunch with powdered things added(turmeric, calcium, cow colostrum, collagen). This has kept me from being on steroids and immunosuppressants. Good luck

      • Doglover25006

        330d

        @Princessmommy6 unfortunately the doctors recently took away my naltrexone because I had a massive blood clot in my heart and the naltrexone has a negative interaction with the blood thinner I need to be on. I with I could use THC still but my new job doesn’t allow it even with a medical card.

    • Queenv62

      374d

      I do the CBD gummies and I also take savella

      • Doglover25006

        330d

        @Queenv62 I’m hoping to not replace one prescription with another. I had a medical card before I changed jobs. My new employer won’t allow it. I would be interested in trying the CBD gummies assuming it wouldn’t show like THC does on a random drug test for work. Is there a specific brand you like?

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Some people with fibromyalgia have found relief using alternative treatments such as yoga, CBD/THC, turmeric, and lidocaine sticks for specific pain points. Additionally, some have tried different medications like gabapentin, Cymbalta, and muscle relaxers. It's important to discuss these options with your new primary care doctor to determine the best approach for your individual needs.

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