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Anything else? Alternative meds etc

Any tips on what helps you including alternative medicine.

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Anything else? Alternative meds etc

Postby paulfoel » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:33 pm

So far all wife has got is keep taking painkillers (naproxen) and think about going back on steroids.

Is there anything else that can help? Alternative meds/vitamins etc?
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Re: Anything else? Alternative meds etc

Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:05 pm

Has she tried any other meds apart from Naproxen??? This linky has info about the typically used to manage FM.

Steroids aren't usually used in FM treatment. This linky explains more info about incl how they work, uses, and side effects, which can be really awful for some, esp when taken long term.


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Re: Anything else? Alternative meds etc

Postby whoami » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:39 pm

There are many types of medications that help with the different symptoms of fibro. Has your wife seen a rheumatologist or has she been referred to a pain clinic? If not this might be a helpful thing to ask the Dr.
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Re: Anything else? Alternative meds etc

Postby paulfoel » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:17 pm

Been to see rheumatology consultant a few times. First off he said reactive arthritis but since its been going on for 10 months he thinks its fibro now.

So far hes just recommended painkillers and possibly steroids. Next appt is June. Not great.
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