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CATHWREN
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6/19/13 6:37 P

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I take Etodoloc twice a day. I tried going off it and it didn't seem to make a difference with the ambient fibro pain but within a month I couldn't walk for the sciatica. Within 2 days of going back on it, the sciatica went back to normal levels (low but tolerable). No medication seems to help the ambient pain and flares just have to be tolerated.

The thing that helps the most is gentle stretching. I haven't been able to do any vigorous activity without flaring but GENTLE stretching makes a huge difference.

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6/19/13 3:23 P

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Hi there, I take Cymbalta and am a true believer. I take Lyrica also...the combo seems to the best Ive had. On bad days, I add Alleve and a muscle relaxer. Lets be real here, we need each other. I have a pain pill that I take as need be, but not every day. Take care my friend.



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6/16/13 8:36 A

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The most important thing I do is to move as much as possible. Which means parking as far away from the door everywhere I go, at least one 90 minute yoga class a week sometimes more and now I have added a 30 minute a week weight training. I am not so sure if that is helping as I am so sore almost up till the day it is time to go back again.
I sit in the sauna at the gym and take epsom salt baths and once in awhile I will have a massage.
I also take tramadol and vicoden as needed.
Somedays it is such so hard but I am determined to keep moving for many more years.


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I.M.MAGIC
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6/16/13 12:29 A

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... and sometimes it isn't just the drive that isn't there! LOL

if you believe you can, emoticon ... but have patience with your self and your body, it may take some time!


Good luck!

Kathy emoticon

"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

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SVERBICKI
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6/11/13 10:05 A

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I take Advil extra strength liquid gel cap migraine. Couple of those work to take the most of the brunt. Morphine, Percocet, aleve do nothing at all, wouldn't even help with a hang nail... I am looking into Symbalta and the other big ones. I have been on a wait List for a specialist for over 20 months. I exercise bike, do yoga, push ups and curl ups because of the largest focus of pain in my body in the core strengthing them and working on the worst joints seems to lower discomfort and increase my ability to cope. My main goal is to create A 30 minute all over work out, but as you all know sometimes that drive isn't there.



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5/22/13 9:08 P

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1) Meditation
2) Exercise
3) Singing
4) Vicodin--who says opioids don't work on fibro pain? LOL It's the only thing my doctor and I found that helped, and didn't put me in the ER!

"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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ABERLAINE
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5/17/13 4:52 P

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I've been on Cymbalta since before it was approved for fibromyalgia. It's helped my pain for all those years.

When I get a flare up of pain, I use Ultracet. I read that NSAIDS and opiod drugs don't work on fibro pain. Arthritis, yes.

Nancy
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5/15/13 11:50 P

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I take Topamax daily and I also use Duragesic pain patches. When I'm in a flare, lots of rest, heat and sometimes epsom salts soaks help.

Sandy



Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching and NEVER fry bacon naked!

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
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FALLENSHORT
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5/15/13 12:11 P

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I'm curious to know what other people do for their pain...I take Lyrica (which does more for my mental and emotional wellbeing) and then either 6 aspirin or 6 ibuprofin in the morning, for the pain. Even then about half the time I can't function very well. In reading the article Spark had today I realized that maybe controlling my fibromyalgia will make me more active and not the other way around. If you're willing to share I'm willing to listen..........



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