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9/23/13 1:06 A

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I have tried a lot of meds for pain - but never found any that really worked - though for a while I just kept popping them in hope - soooo not a good idea - if it doesn't work flush it as you're just adding toxins for no reason, the meds that work of course are great and you should appreciate whatever relief you can find :-)

I have never however tried meditation and I amazingly have never had it recommended by anyone - other than a psychologist that recommended thinking about waking up pain free in the morning before I went to bed each night - which I have to say I thought was nonsense - especially when she added "and then just spring out of bed and get on with your day" at that point most days I wasn't geting out of bed and if I was it was into a chair - silly woman

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9/18/13 9:18 A

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If you're taking a class, talk to the instructor about modifying the stretches so you aren't hurting yourself. If they can't accommodate your limitations, ask them to refer you to someone who works with fibromyalgia patients. It's kind of like a specialist, there is special training the instructors have to go through...
another thing you might like would be Tai Chi... same general principle...

Good look on your search for solutions! We all can use that...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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9/9/13 4:49 P

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I have been doing yoga for 9 months now. It seems that the mediation part really helps. Unfortunately, some of the stretches cause more pain than less pain. I keep trying and keep hoping that if I get more stretched out and use more mediation, I will feel better. But I have read blogs where people have had to quit yoga for fibro because it did cause more injury than good. I just hope that does not happen to me. Something has gotta work!

There is life in the old gal yet.


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9/2/13 11:55 A

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I agree about the whispering. It reminds me of a stalker...*shiver* emoticon

Of course, I can't listen to ocean wave subliminal tapes either, they triggered anxiety attacks... no clue why. Maybe I was shipwrecked in a past life... LOL

I do use a little medication, meditation, exercises, and singing, all of which help a little...

We have to find our own balanced combination. It takes time but the exploration is worth it!



Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 9/2/2013 (11:59)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t


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8/25/13 3:27 A

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The whispering thing was way too weird for me. My therapist gave me a relaxation CD that works better for me. In physical therapy they gave me exercises to strengthen the spine muscles as they said my abs were good. I have trouble getting myself to do the exercises a lot of the time though. My depression & other MI issues don't help but really it is myself and frame of mind that keeps me from doing things as I should. The exercises/stretching is important for helping with the pain as I only have over the counter meds for that. I really need to get myself to do them as I should again as have been in a bad slump of not doing them.

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8/23/13 10:44 P

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I have tried many things but never yoga. I walk at night. I take Cymbalta and fentynyl and oxycodone. It was working until the doctor lowered the dose of oxycodone. This morning at around 4 when my body was screaming, I wrote him hate mail. I guess another dr.

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8/22/13 12:15 P

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I love Rodney Yee AM Yoga. I used to do it everyday, then my arms and back started hurting so badly, that I could not do it. My goal is to get slim enough that it won't be an issue to do it. I think everyone is different. Walking is helping my overall mental outlook. I have been hurting for the past three days, a nd am so tired, but I walked twice a day a anyway. It poured rain yesterday and today, but I went walking. I also have a video Gentle Fitness that are mainly chair exercises, and I was doing that daily.

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8/22/13 8:06 A

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=37CGrlbkQaE
This is a whispering meditation to help relax the body and mind...I have started to use it in the AM and then follow up with Rodney Yee's AM stretch for yoga...

This combination as well as walking for 20 minutes in the evening has been helpful. My MD has also prescribed Cymbalta and I find I am doing better.

What has been working for others to help with fibromyalgia???
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