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Fibromyalgia #5434178
02/25/16 09:32 PM
02/25/16 09:32 PM
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Iowa
Coonriver Offline OP
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I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 6 months ago and have been trying all types of meds trying to find one that works.it really is bad and I don't wish it on anyone.


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Re: Fibromyalgia [Re: Coonriver] #5435445
02/26/16 10:58 PM
02/26/16 10:58 PM
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Sorry to hear this... ask your doctor about Lyrica. I know a couple people with fibromyalgia and they both take that.

Re: Fibromyalgia [Re: Coonriver] #5515647
05/06/16 12:24 PM
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My wife was recently diagnosed with the same symptoms and she has tried everything under the sun also but found a combination that has really worked for her. She started taking Sevela and its prescribed by her doctor. She also use Fibro Cream and it is available at CVS and online also. She's done so much research and started using there mucinex regimien if your interested let me know and i can get it for you she has been pretty much pain free with very little flare ups.


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Re: Fibromyalgia [Re: Coonriver] #5992383
09/06/17 01:17 PM
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I have it. No pain medicine works. Tylenol helps some. Been on all sorts of presciptions. Men with fibro are different because IMHO we have testosterone and a very different bllod system.

As fibro was first diagnosed in women and even today stats show it mostly in females, males are a rarity. Medications are geared towards the female anotomy.

All I can tell you is, for me when its real bad, I use tequila so I can fall asleep right away. Two shots is enough! For bad pain days I take three tylenols. Don't like the stuff because of kidney and stomach issues, so its a real bad day med.

I have had 17 ortopedic and neuro surgeries. My nervous system from my tail bone to C3 is pretty beat up. But I remind myself the pain may be uncomfortable as (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman), but it won't kill me. So the best medicine is stay active and you won't think about it as much.

I almost gave up trapping because of my pain and disabilities. However a very wise Doctor who likes the outdoors as much as me said hey "you don't have to be a mountain man to trap today" he was right. That is why canine trapping and cat trapping is so good to guys like us. We can make a few sets or allot depending on how we feel. It keeps us moving. Best thing is if we are smart about it we can drive to almost every set. Then when we get in that vehicle I hit the seat heater and off I go to another. If the pain is to great, well we just go slower, we may not skin that day, but we are not wheel chairs either!

Don't post anymore about it, just move on, you'll be fine!


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Re: Fibromyalgia [Re: Coonriver] #6221531
04/19/18 09:34 AM
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I wouldn't go by the above advise, drinking tequila will not help. Fibro studies for Men are few and far between. I was diagnosed 7 years ago. Lyrica did not work for me, made me feel way to foggy to function and continue to work, I refused the disability offer. Over the years my doctor has not been able to find anything that will work for me.
I maintain by watching what I eat, limit caffeine to almost nothing. I walk as much as possible and force myself to go on although there are days you just don't want to. The flare up's are the worst times to deal with.
If you can get in to a hot tub on a regular basis this will help you tremendously. Treadmill also helps on the days I can't get outside to walk.
I had to take it upon myself and do nothing but study Fibro reading what I could find on Men with Fibro. You can not use the info about Woman with fibro because of the hormone difference's which is the one thing my doctor and I agree on.
Keep going even on the days you don't want to, a small walk is better then no walk at all.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Re: Fibromyalgia [Re: Coonriver] #6222084
04/19/18 11:00 PM
04/19/18 11:00 PM
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My wife has this, was in constant pain etc. She went to the natural path doctor for didn't want to take the drugs prescribed by the doctor.
He did a food sensitivity/allergy test she changed her diet and things are almost back to normal. The change of diet helped with other issues as well such as her thyroid. This may be something to look into, good luck, it was not nice seeing her in the pain she was in.

Sorry just checked its Polymyalgia my wife has, its more in the muscles, but diet still may be something to look in to.

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