Post
Having MS and Fibro kicks my A$$ sometimes.... anything would be helpful, I'm on a Lyrica buzzzzzzz......now I have insomnia!
Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 6 Answers Sep 2, 2009

Your Response

Cancel

Marijuana would help with every one of those conditions. No lie.

Best Answer

Like hermitjrnl said, with firbromyalgia what helps one doesn't necessary help another, but here's my story in brief.<br />
<br />
From late spring 1995 until late 1999 I was nearly bed ridden with fibromyalgia. I arranged my shopping list by what I needed most because I never knew if I was going to be able to tolerate the shopping trip long enough to get only one item or if I would be able to get more before my body said I was done.<br />
<br />
In late November of 1999 I started taking HUGE amounts of MSM. For me it was 24-30 GRAMS -- yes, GRAMs daily. In January of 2000 I was able to return to work part time. I still had some pain and tiredness -- but i could do it! Were there other things I did that helped some before this. Yes! I started "exercising" -- Three whole minutes of walking the first day! I could walk as fast or slow as I needed to as long as I finished my three minutes. The next week I added another minute and so on, adding one minute a week until I could walk 10 minutes. Then I started adding 1.5 minutes weekly until I could walk 16 minutes. Then I started adding 2 minutes weekly until I could walk 30 minutes. Then I added five minutes a week and made it all the way up to 45 minutes. But with fibromyalgia you've got to add that exercise so SLOWLY, or you'll send yourself backwards.<br />
<br />
Since then I have added a multitude of various supplements -- one at a time paying close attention to how my body responded. I reorder what works and give away what doesn't. I am now almost completely pain free most of the time and have enough energy to stay awake full days when I haven't had a major bout of insomnia.<br />
<br />
Don't have MS, but I know many are saying there is a connection between MS and lack of Vitamin D in childhood. Don't know if it will help your MS, but the scientists are finding that Vitamin D is both lacking in the general population and helpful for a multitude of health issues.<br />
<br />
Hope you find what you need for your body to heal.

Best Answer

Don't have MS, but can share a few things that help my FMS (keep in mind what helps and how well something helps various from person to person):<br />
<br />
good online info resouce: About.com<br />
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue ~ http://chronicfatigue.about.com/<br />
<br />
- for my self -- I've stopped all but one med (for thyroid). Side effects of all those pills far outweighed any limited benefit. Plus I just couldn't afford the ever changing prescriptions. With my allopathic Dr's OK I am doing the following:<br />
<br />
. weekly see a Chiropractor that has experience with FMS patients. More than once he has been able to knock down a major flair. And his adjustments have helped other issues too.<br />
<br />
. Followed Dr. Teitilbaum's book (http://www.endfatigue.com/ ) - I never got the full recovery that he claims is possible, but I did find help and some relief for the various FMS symptoms I get -- and still follow many things covered in book. He promotes allopathic and alternative treatments.<br />
<br />
. for sleep I take the following before going to bed:<br />
- 'Revitalizing Sleep Formula' by Enzymatic,<br />
- Calcium & magnisium<br />
<br />
. for pain, I take:<br />
- ginger caps &/or tea (helps with substance P build up)<br />
- cherry juice (natural analgesic)<br />
- 'End Pain' by Enzymatic (keep this as last resort)<br />
- also do simple meditation techniques (breathing & mantra) - it can help a screaming nervous system to calm down some<br />
<br />
(I've given up totally trying to eliminate the pain. Personally I'll cope with the pain & other FMS symptoms over the numbed out, stuffed in a plastic bubble feeling & other fun side effects that come with allopathic meds.)<br />
<br />
Hope something here is of some help or encouragement.

Best Answer

Oh no, I can't handle constant pain. I would look into acupuncture.<br />
<br />
http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/news/20050824/study-acupuncture-helps-fibromyalgia

Best Answer

wooooohhhhhhh....i wish i could help.

Best Answer

Related Questions