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ItsGracie

625d

Is there any way to regulate my symptoms without specifically targeted medications?

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    • Mirage13

      625d

      Yes! It seems counterproductive, but mild excercise helps. I'm not a fit person by any means, but I make it a point to do stretches a couple times a day. Usually in the morning and night. I also take walks. It helps relieve some of the pain and brain fog. Massage also helps. My spouse and I invested in a theragun, and that thing is so helpful. It helps relax my muscles enough to help me sleep better at night.

    • RavenSkye

      624d

      I have to agree about exercise. I literally started walking five minutes at a time just around my house. Exercise boosts your serotonin levels and can help alleviate pain even though it seems counterintuitive. I walk almost every day, and it has been helping to keep my fbro symptoms under control.

      • VariaMoon

        624d

        @RavenSkye I had a very physically active life and career before I got sick and I wonder how much of the fibro comes from being active and then being a being inactive? like I wonder cause when I got sick I had to stop working I had to stop everything I couldn’t do anything and then Bam fibro diagnosis three or so years later. It makes e wonder

        • RavenSkye

          624d

          @VariaMoon I totally understand. I’ve done a good bit of research about it because it is counterintuitive to make your body exercise when you’re so tired and in so much pain. It has taken me months to get where I can walk every day, But it has definitely helped my fibromyalgia and my degenerative disc disease. My body was so weak, and I live alone and I knew if I didn’t do something I wasn’t going to be able to continue to live alone. I live in a mobile home, so I just started walking back-and-forth from the Living Room to the back bedroom and slowly worked up over time.

    • Lani_Girl

      625d

      Pace yourself!!!!!

    • VariaMoon

      625d

      Swimming!!! When I first started I could go from one side to the other wait/rest 15 mins go back and that was it!! Now I’m doing laps and constant weekly swimming makes the fibro so much better!!

      • RavenSkye

        624d

        @VariaMoon I don’t know if your insurance will pay for physical therapy or not, but I did do some physical therapy in the water. The physical therapy pool at my local hospital is not deep, and you have the trainer in the water with you.

      • ItsGracie

        624d

        @VariaMoon I don’t know how to swim

        • VariaMoon

          624d

          @ItsGracie they have classes!! 👍

    • haarlem

      625d

      I'm 45 with a 5 and 3 year old. So I definitely keep active, but my pain still remains and at times, there's nothing I can do about it. Im not big on medication at all. When my fibromyalgia flares up, my dr says its normally from stress. But how do you avoid that a lot of times.its part of life. I wake up literally every day with pain. It kinda subsidies after I become active but there are days when it kicks my ass. Resting can be a good thing too. But I get none of that. I have to push through whatever I'm going through because I have small children and I am a single mom. The fibro fog and the anxiety are what beats me up. Sometimes worse than the pain its self. I get insomnia from fibromyalgia too. So I'm dead ass tired but can't sleep. Then it makes it worse. My back dr ordered me an MRI to see if there's anything else going on besides the fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Fibromyalgia is an unfair thing to have because it robs us of life..

    • MoS

      625d

      I did an elimination diet that helped me figure out what foods were causing my fibro flare ups. It turns out soy and sugar were huge triggers for me, and I was eating foods with both of those ingredients on a daily basis, so I was pretty much constantly in a huge flare-up. Alcohol is also a trigger for me, but it was easy to cut out of my diet. You wouldn't believe for many foods have soy in them! Its not a miracle cure all, but it was enough that I was able to stop taking pain meds, I've been managing my pain with no medication for five years now.

      • prince_princess

        625d

        @MoS same that's what my depression is like or these voices in my head take over and harm me by saying yo commit suicide 😥 Idk how long I have but feeling like I'm hanging on a rope on a jagged cliff and below me in darkness ready to swallow me up

    • Mirage13

      625d

      Yes! It seems counterproductive, but mild excercise helps. I'm not a fit person by any means, but I make it a point to do stretches a couple times a day. Usually in the morning and night. I also take walks. It helps relieve some of the pain and brain fog. Massage also helps. My spouse and I invested in a theragun, and that thing is so helpful. It helps relax my muscles enough to help me sleep better at night.

      • ItsGracie

        625d

        @Mirage13 I’ve done yoga every day since I was a teenager, sometimes I think it’s all that keeps me sane. I try to take walks and spend time outside when I can, but the depression keeps me in bed a lot of the time

        • Mirage13

          625d

          @ItsGracie I hear and feel that, it's really tough. <3

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