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1/1/12 8:28 A

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I use tramadol at night for severe pain, glucosamine and chondroitin with MSM, tart cherry capsules twice a day, and I do also practice meditation and TM.

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12/28/11 9:27 A

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I do use some meditation--mostly short burst, and then there's the mindfulness in motion type, like Tai Chi and slow motion dancing-- since being in a static position for more than a few minutes can often trigger painful muscle spasms for me. I also do physical therapy exercises that concentrate on stretching and strength-building. When ever I can, I do water aerobics, and every day I walk... even bad days I have to do SOMETHING-- use it or lose it, y'know? LOL

...and there's laughter. It releases endorphins!

... Every little bit helps...

And Every moment is a gift. That's why they call it the "present"... LOL

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12/27/11 5:13 A

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Hi i am in Australia and have not heard of the Myers cocktails. I don't have any pain management from my doctor as she doesn't think I should be on any medications. I personally use meditiation to overcome my pain. Would like to hear if anyone else does this as well

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12/18/11 6:07 P

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Hi all

Martha i seen you use reiki, do you do it yourself or somebody do it for you
i recently start learning reiki but i keep my sick grandson so i did not have much time to practice my reiki
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12/18/11 11:30 A

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I did Myers cocktails for 10 months but didn't really benefit. I DO use alternative
, actually holistic medicine combined with conventional medicine to manage my fibro. I use supplements, energy work and reiki.

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12/17/11 1:26 A

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Nope, never heard of 'em... and not going there! LOL

I take a small dose of Vicodin, twice a day, with an occasional bolus for really bad days... I got tired of being a guinea pig, and having horrid reactions to stuff, so other than that, the meds I take are NOT for fibro but for my other health issues. I use exercise and warm water and ice... and an occasional tear or two... and LOTS of laughter! Yep, a good laugh releases endorphins, and there is nothing better!
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. 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


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12/16/11 7:06 A

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I never heard of Myers cocktails either. I haven't tried a natural approach to the fibromyalia pain yet. I'm still doing my research on it. I have tried drinking cherry juice for the pain and that did seem to help some. I need to pick up another bottle.



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12/15/11 1:08 P

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never heard of myers cocktails. I do take gabapentin from my doctor that is a prescribed medication but I also take glucosamine chondroitin that noticeably helps my joint and muscle aches...when I run out I am definitely in more pain in a short amount of time. I am also taking l carnitine that I heard was good for fibro and omega369 along with tumeric curcumin for inflammation and a multivitamin. I take other supplements for my eye problems too. The supplements I take seem to help. I think I saw a bunch of supplements listed for different problems you get with fibro and found the l carnitine...I got something else too but I forget what it was now but it seemed to do the same thing that l carnitine is supposed to do so I am saving it for after I use up that bottle to try....always looking for more natural alternatives. I use icy hot or other topical creams for the pain but it seems to offer only temporary relief. I also take aleve or ibuprofen when the pain gets too intense...hope that helps.



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12/15/11 12:33 P

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Anyone with FM getting Myers Cocktail infusions? Any one NOT taking drugs but using alternative medicine?

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