Hi Jacqueline, I know what you mean. I have sat not doing anything for long periods of time while in a flare-up, my last flare-up lasted a yr. With Reliv it has given me my life back. All Reliv is is food for the body, all your vitamins and minerals that your body doesn't absorb through your food. So many people don't realize the high percentage of vitamins and minerals that your not absorbing in your food. Also many people cannot absorb them in pill form, they are just pooped out (sorry to be so graphic:) When I took Reliv the 1st time I couldn't even pick up a box of cereal, I crawled to my bathroom in the mornings. Then Reliv, the 1st time I took it it put me in a remission in a month, this time 2wks. I have been on it ever since. I stay active by gardening and my job is physical as well. I have good and bad days, but my fatigue is gone, and I can make it through my day. My pain is down at least 75% I love this supplement:) I am not a person to take pharmacy drugs, for me it is not what I want to do, I feel I have my golden yrs. to pullute my body with those pills. But I don't think I'll have to with my Reliv, at least I'm praying I don't. You are doing well in your journey with fibro, keep moving, it is your defense:) Stay Strong Tina
Dealing with Fibro is an up and down thing. I'm going through something right now and have pulled back a bit on my exercise. But I remember what I heard a doctor say (to me or someone else). He said to get out of bed and the house everyday, because according to him, once someone chooses not to leave, they don't get out and stay housebound. That scared me a lot because staying at home was soooo comfy. So I forced myself with classes and so on to get out. I'm glad I do it but I also need to rest because I don't want to tire myself out too much. I'm learning that again.
I just started sleeping with my CPAP again and hope that helps.
The pounds are sliding off...
Pounds lost: 21.0
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Hi Nancy, Thank you for the welcome. I use Reliv it works for me. It put me in a remission in 2 wks. after a yr. long bout with fatigue and pain. It is so difficult to move out of it, but I work everyday to have less pain. My doctor told me yrs. ago what to do, I have been doing it, but sometimes it just doesn't matter. The pain and fatigue just creeps in without warning. Others do not understand because it's something that they cannot see, so it doesn't exsist to them. This is hard as well, so sometimes you just have to endure quietly. I also use magnesium in a little spray bottle and I spray it after I get out of the shower, it helps. I can't wait to hear how others are dealing with fibro. Take care Tina
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Thank you for the welcome:) I am looking forward to talking with everyone about forging forward in life with Fibro. I have to push through or I will stop all together. I have lived with fibro since 03 and it was running my life until I said no more. My doctor said you can either be active or go to bed for the rest of your life, i chose to fight back. I was addicted to vicadin for 3 yrs. That is why I am so against the drugs they give you for this. I have lost this weight 2 other times and I will do it again. With all of the great support here I know it is possible for me again. Take Care, Tina
Welcome, Tina. Thanks for sharing your story. Many of us are also on supplements rather than pharmaceuticals and find that what they take works for them, too. I take magnesium and malic acid daily along with extra D3 and a fibro multivitamin with iron.
We all have to make sure that we research what we decide to take and not assume because it worked for one, it will work for another. Also, we need to keep our doctors in the loop so they monitor all the supplements we take.
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current weight: 175.0
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Hi Lisa, Thank you for the welcome. Yes Reliv is my defense again the debilitation of Fibro. I don't want to take the pharmacudical drugs so I went natural. You can google Reliv reviews or go to www.reliv.com but the reviews are better. Thank you for posting to me. Talk soon:)
Stay Strong Tina:)
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Hi Eileen, Thank you so much for the welcome, it makes me feel good to belong:) I have used Reliv in the past.last time it was so bad it took 3yrs. and 4 Doctors to tell why I felt like I was 90yrs. old. Finally I was diagnosed. I was slowly taken of vicodin that I was taking for 3 yrs. Reliv has given me a new lease on life without taking pahamacudical drugs that have side effects. The fatigue was the biggest for me. I feel this is something that I will be on forever, and anyone can use this supplement. Go to www.reliv.com or just google Reliv reviews and you just won't believe the stories. If I don't do anything for myself, I will do this. Take care Eileen, talk soon:)
Stay Strong Tina
Pounds lost: 0.0
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Hi everyone, My name is Tina. I have decided it is time to stop letting Fibro rule my life and take action:) I have started using a supplement called Reliv. It has put me in a remission in one month. It is an amazing product. I call it miracle in a can. I had no other choice but to spend the money for some kind of relief. My fatigue is gone and that is huge for me as I do in-home care. My job in itself is very stressful as I care for dying patients. My pain is down 75% and I am ready to try to take care of myself now. I really feel I can start to exersise now without fatiguing really bad. I am always here to help anyone on their journey whatever it may be.
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