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7/19/14 8:31 P

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I do therapeutic massage weekly. My gal is absolutely amazing. She gets it, and that anything too hard, can create micro traumas. Her hands "listen" to the bodies muscles and she will coax them to give, but not push them out. She has other clients/patients that are referred by a doctor or chiropractor...and unless you are a regular, you are not getting into see her easily. She is so good, she is booked out a couple months!

She continues to learn and understand peoples issues, all of them. She herself says, she is no expert, and is at the bottom of the caregiver food chain, but love her! She is worth every dollar! I spend a lot on massage, but will not give that up. It keeps me sane, going, and working !



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2/10/14 1:20 P

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i have had two full body massages this past two months. i think they are making a difference, but i also know that i have an amazing therapist who has the pressure down perfect. She puts enough pressure on to help move things along but it never hurts. I have felt like a million bucks walking out of there. Of course i can't afford to do it as often as i want, or feel like i need. i think i need a weekly massage, but that is really crazy. but i think that would be so good. just with this one therapist. oh man.
it didnt help so much with the headaches though. It helped right then, but it didnt make it go away.... But gosh, i feel like the rich and famous going.... emoticon

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Like you I have had back surgery (2 to be exact) and think that adds to Fibro pain at times so no Chiro for me either. I had acupuncture early in my diagnosis and it was great for my knees, but then she left me with a bruise one day and said she couldn't do it anymore. I tried to explain I bruise easily and it wasn't anything she did, but she felt bad. Massage for me works for about 2 hours...but I keep trying because you are so right, not everyone understands Fibro!

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12/27/13 2:40 P

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my husband got me a gift card to massage envy for three sessions. I am hoping to be able to do this and and have some real relief. I have had two chair massages and they really did help. but i would like so much to get down on some medication. if i could just take the cymbalta maybe i could lose the 50 pounds i gained. i have so much pain lately. I got up this morning and i swear the second i woke up, my arms and my knees hurt. like, i was sleeping fine and then all the sudden i was awake and bam! pain. i had to take a lyrica on the way out the door. it did help strangely enough. I usually don't feel like anything helps.

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Both physical therapy & massage therapy have worked for me. Massage worked the best, but I couldn't afford to do it because my new insurance didn't cover it. Water exercise helped also,I wish I could afford water exercise again, especially this time of the year.


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The place I went was a massage envy. The fibro therapist did NOT understand fibro....at least my fibro.
I was going to sign up to have them monthly and after the first massage I changed my mind.

I have never tried acupuncture but if I could afford it i would. I have had back surgery so I won't let a chiropractor touch me.

It is a shame that the things that may help us we can't afford.

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12/19/13 10:08 A

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I do go to Massage Envy and found a good therapist there; however, I can tolerate a lot of pressure. If I could not tolerate touch, I would try Reiki. I have tried physical therapy, which felt wonderful when I was in the office being treated, but had no long term relief. Even aquatherapy, which is non-invasive, brought on post-exertion fibro flare-ups.

My chiropractor does help, esp. since he uses electrical stimulation and heat after treatment. The best relief I ever got on an on-going basis was acupuncture. I started 3x a week and worked my way to 1x weekly. Unfortunately, I could not afford to continue going as I had run up huge charge card credit chasing after all of these therapies. I do try to go occasionally since my insurance pays a little toward acupuncture and chiropractor--I have used up all of that now but look forward to starting both again for a little while in the new year.

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12/18/13 8:35 P

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My experience with massage therapy was Horrible..I went to a supposedly fibro expert in massage and she had NO IDEA how to massage someone like me who hurts to be touched. It hurt the whole time and the next day I was in terrible pain. So no more massages for me.

I have not done physical therapy....but I do try to get outdoors and walk every day....at least a short period.

I would love to hear your progress and how it affects you!

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I have done both. Physical therapy never worked for me. I do have someone who does massage therapy when I need it. I believe it's a personal choice.

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I have an awesome massage therapist! And chiropractor! My massage therapist is a Fibro expert, and my chiro is an integrative medicine therapist (meaning a-lot-of-stuff).

My chiro advocated taking 5000 mg of Vitamin D3 daily, and I also take 500mg of magnesium daily. This has helped tremendously. Vitamin K2 should be taken with the Vitamin D3...

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Well, i am seeing my rheumatologist tomorrow and am asking for a referral to neuro and also to physical therapy. i have been dealing with almost daily migraines and these constant high pain levels are really starting to get to me. I would love to have a day or two (dare i dream) without pain. There have been a few times where i hurt terribly and went to a chinese massage therapist. It really did make a huge difference the next day. I am wondering if i did it every week, if it would make medication less necessary. Also, has anyone else done Physical therapy for fibro? I just want to have a plan of attack for these flare ups and pain. something other than popping a pill.
So, have you tried either of these and if so, did they help? Debbie emoticon

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