Hi, I dont know if I have fm, my doc thinks so. I have had chronic back pain for 8 years, started lower back and worked up to my neck. Just before xmas I was coping then all of a sudden I started getting palpitations and my back pain has gone wild. People on this board mention flare ups, my pain is never ending, what do they mean about flare up? days without pain? Are there any natural remedies that work. If I dont have fm I dont know what I have, have been tested for arthritis, rheumatism, had mri, xrays etc. What else could it be. I am stiff and sore. I used to be able to stretch and now my muscle is so tight I end up in pain trying. I still walk a lot. Any ideas? I have anxiety disorder because of it.
43- mother of 13yr- mild depression-longterm back pain-anxiety disorder 2 yrs-very happily married
Most fibromites (people with Fibromyalgia), have days where their symptoms may not be so bad, then a period of time when everything on their bodies hurt for a few days, a week, etc. Then, it goes back to the original, "still hurting, but not so bad" period. These are called flares.
There are no remedies to fix fibro, everybodys' illness is different to a degree. What works for some may not work for others. I'm sorry to hear that you have Fibromyalgia. It's not an easy illness to live with, having an anxiety disorder because of it, would be natural in my book. I have anxiety all the time because the amount of pain I'm in is sometimes unbelievable. Do as much research on the web as you can. Purchase a couple of books about Fibro. The only way to find out what works for you, is to research and trial and error.
I'm so sorry you are in so much pain. Try calcium/magnesium. I Take 666mg per day. I beleive it helps. Last week I did not take it for 4 days because I forgot to put it in my pill caddy. As a result, I had a flare up. Luckily it was not that bad.
Try it and see if it will work for you. You can increase the dosage. I actually doubled up on them last week.