What Are You Taking?
Posted 16 April 2007 - 11:40 PM
I was wondering what meds if any, you are taking to treat this?
Thanking you in advance
Posted 17 April 2007 - 09:36 AM
Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:27 PM
I take the amitriptyline for sleep. I also take a multiple vitamin and caltrate. I don't really take anything specifically for fibromyalgia. I walk in the pool or at the mall for at least 30 minutes a day. If I didn't do this I would be really stiff!!!!!!!!
A few years back I went to a nutritionist because many people think people with fibromyalgia should avoid certain foods. I also was put on many supplements. I ended up getting very sick. At this point I eat whatever feels good going down. My GERD is so bad.
Posted 18 April 2007 - 12:46 AM
Nan, you mentioned that you take Endep(amitriptyline) to help you sleep, I was taking 50mg at night for depression.
I didn't realise that Endep was the best med for Fibromyalgia also, so my rheumatologist told me. I was on 25 mg at night but found it didn't really help my Fibromyalgia so I increased it to 50mg at night and It worked beautifully, I was pain free only in my chest area. I have sinced been advised to stop this med for 2 weeks and my rheumatologist has prescribed me with something else to try after 2 weeks ( it takes 2 weeks for the Endep to go out of my system), as I was suffering badly from a dry esophagus( side affect from Endep).
I am day 4 without the Endep and the pain in my chest area is slowly returning, I have also been sleeping very poorly , hopefully I will sleep better tonight or I won't be a happy camper tomorrow
Take care Nan
Posted 18 April 2007 - 10:33 AM
Water aerobics is "supposed" to be great for Fibromyalgia, even though I haven't gotten started with it yet, per my doctor's recommendation. Once I get moved and settled a bit... I'm anxious to get with it in the fall.
BTW... I also take nothing for my Fibro... another "something" to take doesn't excite me too much.
Nearly ten years ago, I was taking Amitriptyline to help me sleep better, but I was waking up too groggy
I hope you can find something that helps with your Fibro.
Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:03 AM
Anywho, as far as fibro, I take Relafen (which I've read nsaids don't work on fibromyalgia pain....so either I don't have fibro or the pain is because of other stuff). I also take Verapamil for migrains...but the neuro said they are migrains that don't have a headache as a symptom. He said he'll slowly increase the dose & that it may help with the Raynaud's eventually.