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03/09
That's why I say, these health decisions need to be made by ourselves. I would never criticize anyone for making a decision, only caution because some of these treatments are expensive and may not be legit. It sounds like you have done some investigating and that is good. It may be in some cases that the diagnosis of FMS was incorrect, that's always a possibility too. My sadness is due to the fact that I lost my husband 10wks ago. He was everything to me, I miss him so much. I am only beginning to feel able to breath without tears. We were very close. Let me tell you, I have had fibro for years and have had some painful times, however, nothing can compare to this emotional pain.
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03/09
No, I never went to any of those places. I'm not saying they don't help some people but I am skeptical, perhaps that's just my nature. Be really cautious---do your homework. There are alot of places more than willing to take your money. On the other hand, I would not discourage anyone from trying something they thought might help. One never knows. Even if there are a small percentage of people that are helped, you might be one of that group.
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03/09
Hi ! The product that eliminates my yeast, is "yeast ease" by Jernigan Nutraceuticals. It is approximately $48, but comes in a HUGE 4 OZ. bottle that lasts me for ages. You can purchase through the Hansa Center (link below). It isn't listed on their website, but it is available without prescription.. through their office. I would also talk to the office about this product first and always (I have to CYA) speak to your physician first trying.


http://www.hansacenter.com/


Let me know if you try it... I think Jernigan's formulas are wonderful ! You just need to know how they work.. some of them can make you feel like your detoxing, but then you feel better afterwards.

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03/09
Over time, we educate ourselves and learn how to deal with the pain and fatigue. Life does become somewhat predictable again once we figure out what helps, what makes our symptoms worse and how best to communicate with our doctors to get the help we need. It's not that I ever forget, it's just a new normal of learning how to pace myself and not trying to exceed my limitations. Instead of getting upset over the fibrofog, I have learned to laugh at myself at times and I am not ashamed to admit to even a stranger that I have difficulty with short term memory. It is also about recognizing the things we are able to do, instead of the things we no longer can. A positive attitude can make all the difference in the world.
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03/09
I have had FMS/MPS for seventeen years. This doesn't make me any smarter--I was out shoveling snow yesterday and injured my shoulder. Been holding ice on it, soon to switch to heat. I think the more you learn the better you understand these conditions and that helps to alleviate some of the fear. It makes communicating with your doctor easier too. You may also figure out some of the perpetuating factors in regard to your trigger points and how to avoid them.
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03/09
I began exercising with the help of PT in the beginning. One of the reasons it is important to break up the TrP's is because they can actually "splint" the muscle. Exercise needs to begin slowly and increasing length of time gradually. Stretching before and after is very important. I enjoy walking outside, I have several trails in my area. If you get one of her books, you will learn so much more about it. There are some people that feel exercise makes them worse but for me, it is a way of managing pain. Our bodies give off endorphins--our bodies natural pain killer. I wish you luck in getting rid of those knots--here's another thing--left untreated they can actually send out more!
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03/09
Just a quick note to say hi! Hi smokey. I just wanted to ask if you have read any books on fibromyalgia? If not, check in your local book store for books by Devin Starlanyl, she is an MD and is very easy to understand. You will get a better picture of how these two syndromes interact. I don't know anything about the supplements you are taking, sorry. I take and have taken for a number of years, cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 15mg at bedtime to help promote deeper sleep. It works fairly well for me. Getting that deeper sleep is really very important because that is when your muscles and tissues repair. If you are having difficulty staying asleep or you feel worse when you get up in the morning, maybe that should be addressed.
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