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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:32 pm
by Mollycat
Hi, just been told i have Fibromyalgia, I'm 31 and have been signed off work for a month. My doctor has not perscribed pain killers as he want's to try physiotherapy and acupuncture, I can't take paracetamol as they upset my stomach, does anyone know any tips on how to cope with the restlessness and pain?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:57 pm
by denys
Hi Mollycat and :welcome: to the forum, everyone is different have you tried cocodamol if you cant take paracetomol? personally I use hot water bottles placed on specific areas for pain, hard in this weather I know. Meds are the only thing that help with my restless legs. Sometimes a warm bath helps too (if you can manage to get in!!)

Im afraid its a matter of trial and error with this illness and others will be along with their tips as and when they can, but have a read of other posts in the mean time as you may find some tips here that help :hugs: :hugs:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:21 pm
by budda
Hi there mollycat :welcome: to the forum, meds upset my tummy to as i have IBS, cocodamal helps me a little, everone is different, you will have to try things for yourself and see what works for you,I also use hot water bottel with a cover on it same as denys,this does not take my pain away, but it dulls it down a bit for me, hope this helps you, here is some soft cuddles from me to you :hugs: .

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:38 pm
by lizanne
Hiya Mollycat, :welcome: to the forum

I'm new to the forum too and am finding it very helpful.

My doc won't prescribe painkillers either but I found acupuncture very helpful, as Budda and Denys said everyone is different. I also take amitriptyline (antidepressant) which helps me with sleep and pain.

I hope you find something that helps :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:24 pm
by loubie
hi :wave:
:welcome: :welcome:
loubie x

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:10 pm
by Mollycat
Thanks for all your replys, I am finding this site soooooo helpful, It's nice to know i am not alone.