This tumblr is meant to be a gathering place for those who suffer from Fribromyalgia/CFS and to provide fellow sufferer's with information about the disease. It also focuses on promoting positive energy, as well as learning ways to alleviate pain and improve your life! Please drop any information or questions regarding Fibromyalgia/CFS in the ask box!
"Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass."
Daniell Koepke (via obriens)
Targeted nutrients can be a major benefit for fibromyalgia (for more common questions and expert answers on Fibromyalgia, visit Sharecare.com) sufferers. Aching muscles need to be fed necessary nutrients to keep the muscles happy. Several supplements may be suggested, depending on the need of the patient, including:
Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate multiple functions throughout the body. When hormone function declines, fatigue and weakness can become significant. Women with a history of fertility or cycle irregularities may encounter problems with progesterone, which could aggravate inflammation in the body. In men, low testosterone can contribute to fatigue (this can be a problem for women as well). The hormone DHEA may be low in fibromyalgia sufferers, leading to inflammation, worsening joint pain and mood changes. Cortisol hormone is anti-inflammatory and plays a role balancing blood sugar and energy. Thyroid function, as well as the levels of each of these hormones, should be monitored for their potential role in chronic symptoms of fibromyalgia.
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Update: Me and Cymbalta
I just spoke with my Doctor about the serious side effects I’ve felt this past week weaning off Cymbalta. We both agreed it would be beneficial for me to go back up to at least 30mg. I am bummed, but I refuse to see this as a weakness. I really wanted to be able to be done with prescription pain meds completely, but at least I have been able to decrease my mg from 60-30. This has been a very hard journey. Maybe one day I will be done with Cymbalta completely, but as of now my body still needs help managing pain.
Thank you for all of you love and support during this journey. As we all know, medications are always a journey and a long process.
Lots of love
aliciabrownsm2 asked: If u don't mind me asking why are u on a cymbalta detox? I am on 60mg and it works well for me as a mood stabilizer. I'm not as sad. Didn't do much for the pain tho. I'm on gabapentin for pain and it's been a life changer for me!
Cymbalta has been a life changer for me as well! However, I have been on mine for about three years now. I have been feeling as though it was starting to work against me with regards to mood and fatigue. My pain has been manageable for over a year now, so my doctor and I thought it was a great time to start weaning off of it. It is a very helpful prescription, but I had been taking it for a long time and felt as though it was now doing me harm rather than good.
I went down to 30mg last month and that was great, I had more energy and was in a great mood! The only bad side effects I have experienced are this past week when I had to completely stop. I have recently started experiencing soreness and pain again, but I am not sure if that is due to my body’s reaction or if it means that I need to start taking at least 30mg again.
I am going to meet with my doctor next week. If the symptoms have subsided by then, I will not have to worry about taking it again. But if I am still feeling pain then I will most likely go back up to 30mg. It is very difficult to go off of cymbalta, I haven’t found one story describing it as easy, for most people it is hell, but I am really hoping to get it out of my system and approach my health in a more homeopathic tradition.
I am glad to hear that cymbalta has helped you so much! It saved my life and took away all my pain! I do wish you the best of luck in life!!
"The primary reason people get sick when getting off these drugs is because they are left with too little serotonin. Without enough serotonin in the nervous system messaging system, everything goes haywire and the patient goes through hell."