Discuss traditional and alternative treatments for fibromyalgia and your experiences with them.


Terry Wahls Protocol for nutritionally treating Fibro

  • By S122851 · New reply April 11, 2014
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  • Has anyone read Terry Wahls Protocol? She is an MD who was wheelchair bound with MS and changed her condition in large part through nutrition. She is running clinical trials now to firm up the science ...


  • By ShariLynne · New reply April 5, 2014
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  • Has anyone else been given this form of Gabapentin? My 23 yr old daughter who has fibro and mayofascial pain syndrome was given this by the doctor who is treating her right now. She also takes Ambien ...


  • By annapril · New reply March 31, 2014
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  • Has anyone tried Mirapex for treatment of fibromyalgia? I have a new doctor and he has said that he has had success with this drug for people like me, who have severe fibro and have had it for a long ...

Pain management

  • By Friend1955 · New reply March 18, 2014
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  • I've tried all the fibromyalgia meds on the market but the side effects were horrible. Even the most basic, gabapentin, almost killed me. I dropped 20 pounds and couldn't stop losing weight, lost muscle ...

pain meds shortness of breath

  • By dgkenney · New reply March 15, 2014
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  • I have been switched from Lortab 7.5 to Norco 7.5 has anyone else noticed shortness of breath ...


  • By daniellem · New reply March 13, 2014
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  • I was wondering if Cymbalta has help anyone. What kind of side effects did you have. Did it help a lot ...

How's Lyrica working for anyone??

  • By Lynnman · New reply March 4, 2014
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  • Y'all I was wondering, those that are on Lyrica how it's working for y'all. I've had Fibro for about 6 years and I tried Lyrica a couple years ago and didn't like the effect. I probably did stay on it ...

Pain Meds for Fibromyalgia

  • By dallaswidow · New reply March 3, 2014
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  • I was diagnosed with Fibomyalgia back in 1998....when some doctors didn't even consider it a syndrome and thought it was made up in our heads. I was put on Tramadol 50 mg (8 per day-which is maximum dose ...

Follow up to link between Fibro/viruses

  • By ecb323 · New reply February 23, 2014
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  • Almost 2 years since my original post and journey in healing........brief history from my original post: I went to Dr Dantini in Ormond Beach FL.....who has fibro and believes it is related to viruses ...

Any luck with cymbalta?

  • By Pradagirl0530 · New reply February 23, 2014
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  • Hi everyone! I saw my rheumatologist this week, and he started Cymbalta. He suggested it or a med called gabapenten. I'm on a 30mg dose, and if it doesn't help or I need more after a month, I am supposed ...

Mirtazapine vs duloxetine

  • By u37mr · Posted February 15, 2014
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  • Hi Has anyone tried these drugs and benefited? I was on amitryptiline but it's lost its efficacy so suggested to the doctor I'd like to try an SNRI, namely duloxetine. He prescribed mirtazapine instead ...

fibromyalgia treatment--Mosaic Weighted Blanket

  • By paboss · New reply February 5, 2014
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  • My brother and sister-in-law recently learned about something called a "Mosaic Weighted Blanket" because they have a special needs child. They discovered this can possibly also HELP WITH FIBROMYALGIA ...

Opiate pain patches.

  • By betsy2215 · Posted February 2, 2014
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  • I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia 2 years ago. I have tried so many different treatments and medications. I was prescribed a butrans pain patch last fall and had a very bad reaction to it. I waited ...


  • By BS776 · New reply January 13, 2014
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  • Recently I was prescribed Nucynta for my Fibromylgia and it has done wonders for helps the pain, the depression and my energy is back and when im on it it makes me feel "normal" again. Has anyone ...

pain clinic

  • By kayakt · New reply December 13, 2013
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  • I noticed that someboky recently asked if anyone attends the pain clinic. I was referred by my GP becauseI had chronic pain at the left hand side of my spine which radiated up and down. I was given steroid ...


  • By W-Jay · New reply December 10, 2013
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  • I am hoping someone has experience with Xyrem for treatment of sleep disorders. I can not remember ever getting the recommended 8-10 hrs of sleep for fibro patients in my lifetime. I have sleep apnea ...

Wellbutrin (generic bupropion) ringing in ears pressure

  • By Kaycee4304 · New reply December 6, 2013
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  • I haVe been on Bupropion (generic Wellbutrin) for 6 days. 100 mg. twice a day. As soon as I took my first dose I have had trouble with constant ringing in the ears along with feeling pressure in both ...

Just wanted to share what is working for me...

  • By fonegal · New reply December 4, 2013
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  • Hello, I am a 58 year old woman who has fibromyalgia. I also have nondifferentiated connective tissue disease and Trochanteric Bursitis of the Hip. I was fortunate enough to attend Mayo Clinic's Fibromyalgia ...

I need experienced advice

  • By Jayke2160 · New reply November 20, 2013
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  • I am frustrated and discouraged. I just returned home from a visit with my rheumatologist. I've been on Cymbalta since March. I've seen no difference. I've given it an honest shot. He doubled the dose ...

CoQ10 may improve Fibromyalgia 2

  • By TedHutchinson · New reply November 13, 2013
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  • While this is only a very small study it does confirm work from others on this topic which I have posted about here previously if you use the search facility. Effect of coenzyme Q10 evaluated by 1990 ...

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