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5/17/12 7:31 A

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Time will not tell if you continue doing both! I'd urge to make the changes individually, at least a month apart, to be able to tell if they do anything at all.

And the fact that bodybuilders use this proves yet again that they will put any untested crud into their bodies that they think might provide an edge - a practice which I actually somehow find fairly repugnant. Also, probably proving yet again that the placebro effect works. Also proving yet again that bb.com is the best scam going.

None of which should be read that you shouldn't take it for [ahem] fibro. Try it and see how it works.

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5/8/12 7:10 A

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I don't know if it was coincidence or not, but my ffibromyalgia flare disappeared the same time as when I started using ribose.

I have to admit, however, that about the same time, I started drinking kefir.

Time will tell if either of these was the cause of my pain lessening.

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5/8/12 6:52 A

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I shudda looked on WebMD! Why didn't I think of that. Ribose is 'just' sugar. It is hard for me to believe it could be bad for me. diabetics are not adversely effected by it from what I read. And I am not diabetic. Chris

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5/7/12 8:12 P

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I have no experience or knowledge of ribose. A look at WebMD confirms that it can be used as a treatment for fibromyalgia. It seems like it might be worth a shot. With any supplement, I would take the minimum effective dosage and go from there.

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I am reading Titlebaum's (sp?) book From Fatigued to Fantastic about fibromyalgia. The first thing he recommends is using ribose. I know body builders take this for energy. It is a major player in the Krebs ATP energy cycle in the mitochondria.

Has anyone used ribose? Any thoughts about using it?

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