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  1. HoneyBubble profile image46
    HoneyBubbleposted 8 years ago

    Does anyone know of a natural pain relief method for this illness?

    1. spease profile image51
      speaseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Do you eat enough protein?
      You likely need more protein.

  2. kiwi gal profile image60
    kiwi galposted 8 years ago

    Now this is quite painful, your body aches in different places, get tired quickly and some days are a real struggle to get mobile.  Have a friend who has this and she uses hot peppers, chilli in her foods along with rosemary cut very finely.  The rosemary is used in small amounts either roasted on meats or in the base of bread.  Hope this helps.

  3. rmcrayne profile image98
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    Compression sleeves and stockings help with the pain.

    Read up on auto-immune perspective and educate yourself on detoxing your body.

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm going to try that RM, glad to see you out and about - couldn't find you - must have been out buying stockings or toys lol

  4. fishtiger58 profile image79
    fishtiger58posted 8 years ago

    So the hot peppers, chilli and rosemary help???

  5. Sandy Thorn profile image56
    Sandy Thornposted 8 years ago

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 15 years ago, and the doctor prescribed muscle relaxers and an anti-depressant.  I didn't like the way the drugs made me feel so I stopped taking them, did my own research and changed a few things in my life.  Within 3 months I no longer had any pain.  Here is what I did:

    1)  I made sure I got at least 8 hours of sleep every night (previously, I was averaging 6-7).  To help with this, I took Valerian (an herbal sleep aid) before bed.

    2)  I took St. John's Wort, an herbal anti-depressant.

    3)  I took Siberian Ginseng, to enhance the immune system and combat fatigue.

    4)  I started walking every day.

    5)  I ate healthier -- increased fruits and veggies, stayed away from sugar and junk food, increased whole grains.

    I understand that this might not work for everyone who has fibromyalgia and sometimes I wonder if I was misdiagnosed.  But, I had the constant overall body pain, plus the intense pain in the typical pressure points.  All of that went away after three months and it has never returned.

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    Tubey Bandage

    They solve everything.

    Aching joint - Tubey Bandage
    Broken bones - Tubey Bandage
    Broken down car - Large Tubey Bandage

    You get the idea...

  7. HoneyBubble profile image46
    HoneyBubbleposted 8 years ago

    Dear All,

    Thankyou all for your advice, some of it is very useful, I have a history of illness that spans around 15 years I was diagnosed with CFS/ME when I was 22 and the ME gradually dissapeared through the Help of a good Chinese Medical Herbalist. Now hewever at 36 was diagnosed with Fibromylgia.

    Sorry it all sounds Depressing, thankyou all for the info you have given, including "Tubey Bandage".

    Take Care


    Hope we speak again!!!!!

  8. profile image53
    Luinposted 8 years ago

    My sister-in-law refused to take her prescribed medications due to their side effects, she goes to the casino for fun whenever she experiences the pain. It relieves her pain because she enjoys what she does. But a friend of mine, who has this prognosis uses alternative medicine to avoid side effects of the prescribed medicines.

    1. Jo W profile image67
      Jo Wposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What your sister does backs up what I found effective with Lupus and fibromyalgia-to do whatever it takes to be happy, and to try and reduce stress. I'm not trying to sound cheesy, and medications are important too, but when I'm not happy I get sick! Going to the casino, window-shopping, giving up full-time for part-time work, even playing with kittens!...anything that is fun does help! Good luck! smile

  9. profile image53
    Luinposted 8 years ago

    My mom sent me a detoxifying method. The method that was featured by a wellknown endocrinologist. My siblings and parents tried it and they liked the after effect. They've moved some toxins after 5 days.

  10. Mama Sez profile image70
    Mama Sezposted 8 years ago

    Though it cannot cure fibromyalgia, I heard acupuncture will help manage pain.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image73
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I developed a self-massage method to manage mine.

  11. Brightonbreezy profile image61
    Brightonbreezyposted 8 years ago

    I tried out a 'TENS' machine - a digital pain reliever. It worked wonders on my aching muscles and gave me an energy boost. By using it everyday I'd say I've improved by 30%.

    They can be bought for around £20