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1/12/12 6:52 P

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Laura, tell your friend that pacing is the key to controlling fibromyalgia symptoms. That and good sleep.

Here's a story that circulates periodically about "invisible illnesses". It's about lupus but you can insert any other illness you want.

www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/
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1/10/12 5:38 P

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walking/ excrice is best with no side effects

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1/10/12 2:18 P

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Thank you both. I've done a lot of research off this site already but was interested in more personal experiences rather than the medical sites I've been reading. My girlfriend jokes that I know more about her condition than she does.

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1/10/12 2:06 P

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Thank you for joining our team and for wanting to help your friend appropriately.
I see from your sparkpage you have been a member of sparkpeople for sometime so you do not need the regular welcome beginner tutorial ideas.
Your friend is lucky to have a supportive friend. I would suggest besides exploring the health conditions sections you go to team page and scroll down the list of topics and posts and start slowly learning about this symptom -fibromylagia!
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1/10/12 1:00 P

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Laura, that is wonderful that you would join a team like this to just help another person. I hope that the group can help both of you.

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Hello, my name is Laura (waits for the chorus of "hi Laura"s). I actually don't have fibro but someone I love does and I'm trying to help her get a handle on it. She can't take medication so I've been doing a lot of research on alternatives for her.

Her major symptoms are sleep issues, occasional loss of appetite/nausea, obviously the pains, the occasional rash. Those are the big ones. She takes about 3 hot baths a day to keep herself warm to help with the pain as well.

We helped the pain levels a good deal recently just by her cutting diet soda out of her diet. She said her pain went from a 9 to a 5 from that alone.

Any other suggestions through diet or any other non medicinal means, on how to help her with this?

Or even sites that I can go to with more "at home" remedies.

Thank you so much!

-Laura

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