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Any tips on what helps you including alternative medicine.

Menthol Pain cream/ gel aboniki


So ive been using gels/cream since my teens (30 now) to help with fibro....only really works on my neck area.....every morning after a shower i apply and gives my neck area relief till about midday ...3 times a day seems to get me through the day..... thought i would share as it might also help somone else ...when buying make sure the menthol is a strong ingredient only seems to be available in the ...
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I apologise now for the rant but I really need to talk....
I work as a care coordinator for a large well known company
Over the last few weeks my workload has increased. I started with a flare up in June and thought I would be ok after my 2 weeks hoilday in July. We no I'm nothe. I've been back 2 weeks now and already my pain in though the roof. I amy have ...
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Gadgets to help cope with the symptoms

Hello everyone,
Im not sure how much you all use your Mobil phones but I am constantly on mine either for work or just nosying on social media but I am forever dropping it due to my hands not w doing properly. I have now found out these cool little things called pop sockets. They stick to the back of your phone or tablet. And they are kind of like an extendable handle. They have ...
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Any of you with dogs that pull...

... i have found something that helps a lot! So I have a staffy crossed with a lab. He's fairly big and muscly and can easily drag my tiny 5'3 self. So as you can imagine I have had trouble now I am having to use 1 or 2 crutches almost everyday. He managed to pull me over and it was awful! So if any of you have felt my pain (surely I can't be ...
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Mobility aids

So I am having a pretty silly issue right now and I am wondering if I just need to suck it up or if someone else has any tips for me. I am 26 and work full time. I was very active and always dragging my friends to the gym or for a walk. Now I am stuck finding myself struggling to walk. I have borrowed a pair of crutches from my friend which ...
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I wanted to share some of my tips on coping with having an MRI and suffering from Claustrophobia & Anxiety.

I went for my 3rd MRI today. First 2 were awful! first one being Lumbar Spine MRI in a normal MRI scanner and the second being a full spinal MRI in an Open Scanner. Both were horric experiences so because of this when I needed another urgent Lumbar Spine MRI I decided I needed to ...
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Trouble sleeping.

Hi everyone
I'm really struggling with sleeping I get of to sleep but then get alot of break through pain in the night,any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated thanks.
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Udo's Oil?

Just wondering if anyone has tried this (or other Omega oil supplements) and noticed an improvement in any of their symptoms?

I am vegan so I probably haven't been getting enough of these oils, so past few days been taking the Udo's oil to see if it might help with my now overwhelming fatigue.

So any experiences? :)
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Help with burnout

I would like to know what tips you guys have for someone having burnout - which is making Fibro worse. I don't have the option of changing what I do, & lately it's hit me like a wave. All of a sudden, I'm angry at the tasks I do every day out of nowhere, & I feel like I don't accomplish what I want to. Stuff just piles up & the pain from Fibro doesn't ...
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Intermittent fasting

Has anyone had success with this?

I've been doing the 5:2 diet since September but a month ago moved it up a notch to full water fasting, 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. From waking up until dinner time I only drink water.

Hyperbaric chambers have been found to help people with Fibro and it's been suggested that they help induce neuroplasticity (repair) in the brain, which might help rebalance pain signals: ...
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