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Suffering With Fibromyalgia

My mother has been suffering with fibromyalgia and neuropathy. Please pray that the new medicine she is on will take effect soon.

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Besides using any drugs that the doctor prescribes you could try using a heat bag/pack. There are no side effects this way. Gel packs can be bought but you can also make a fabric bag filled with wheat grains which should be warmed in a microwave. You just place the warm back against the painful area. Use several at once if necessary. A bag containing 750gms wheat needs 2 - 2.5 mins. in a microwave, depending on heat output. A friend of mine finds these very effective.
---emg on 6/22/07

I know of a Dr. Bill Woods who is into natural treatment for Fibromyalgia. if you want info let me know. I will pray your mom gets well soon.
---Marcia on 7/14/06

My wife has Fibro' for over 15 years. Her 1st years were filled with Dr.s telling her to take up handball & tennis. And, it was all in her mind. We finally got enough information to challenge the "professionals" & finally she found a Doctor who had info' on the disease. A wandering inflamation of the muscle coating that also affects nerve endings. Similar to arthritis yet more painful & harder to locate a source. Prayer works wonders and God sends wonderous physicians to help our weaknesses.
---mikefl on 2/26/06

emg,thanks for the info.I had no idea of this and was only trying to help.I'll be sure to try and find info. on the reason why.
---linda3573 on 2/20/06

rx drugs may seem to make it better, but only make it worse, always. (i worked as phrmcst 3 yrs before leaving for conscience sake- never allowed to tell truth in phrmcy). 100% raw natural food diet will usually cure it in 6 to 12 weeks, totally.
---j on 2/11/06

Linda, Epsom Salts are great in the bath for many types of aches and pains BUT a word of warning before everyone rushes out to buy a packet. They must not be used by anyone with a heart condition. I can't remember why but I just remember that from my training which was quite a long time ago. I wouldn't be surprised if there will be something on the internet confirming that though.
---emg on 2/11/06

Cliff I used to be a masseuse prior to retirement. The term fibromyalgia was not used then and many were considered, by doctors, to be malingerers or hypochondriacs. Massage helps most people with the symptoms which are now called fibromyalgia and always did, even when it didn't have a name. Now, I'm glad to say, doctors will actually recommend massage but they still have a lot of catching up to do with the complementary therapists.
---emg on 2/11/06

I have had Fibromyalgia since 97. Most meds make me sicker. Baths with epsom salts help with the stiffness. Plenty of rest and staying away from stressful people also help.Also food with msg makes it worse. Hope this will help some.
---linda3573 on 2/11/06

You can also use rocks in a cloth bag and put in the microwave my daughter bought me one and when im in pain i never think of using i plug in the heating pad
---betty on 2/11/06

My wife has had fibromyalgia for 20yrs, a combination of chronic, pain, chronic fatigue and sleep disorder. They perscribe exersize (but it agravates it) Her best relief is massage theropy.Up untill recently the medical profession called it psychosomatic. Perscription drugs help somewhat (our cupboard looks like Wallgreens) Stress relief and understanding caregivers, help best!
---1st_cliff on 2/10/06

Yes, emg. In our house, we got an atheltic sock (thick) or a wool sock and filled it with dried rice, and tied the end. We put it in the microwave for 2 min. The sock is long, so it conforms to the area placed. Make sure you fill it full, because the sock will stretch some.
---Fred_S. on 2/10/06

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