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Reviews for Guaifenesin to treat Fibromyalgia
Review by CallMeJane (taken for 5 to 10 years):
guaifenesin: Suffered with pain and fatigue entire adult life, but in 2008 I was bedridden from fibromyalgia & fatigue. This is not a quick fix, nor is it a cure. It is a treatment I will use for the rest of my life. The protocol is complicated and can be expensive, depending on your required dose. I had eat a low-carb diet to control my fatigue. Each year since 2008 has been measurably better. This protocol is most difficult for the "natural" crowd - no herbal supplements, must avoid most "natural" skin products - but for me it has been well worth it. I am stronger and in less pain than when I started this. Most important, I am not bedridden.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): I have been in terrible and increasing pain since last September. I have had hip and spinal X-rays and MRIs and they show slight arthritis and little else. I had an injection of cortisone in my left hip and now the doctor is recommending a shot to my spine. The pain is so bad, that lately I've been reduced to tears. I went from surfing in August to hobbling in September and the doctors treat me like I'm this no activity couch potato who deserves to feel horrible because I'm getting old and I need to lose weight. Sure I do, I've gained 30 pounds in the last year because I can barely walk.
Well, I tried Guaifenesin this afternoon because and it made me fall asleep, and when I woke up, THE PAIN WAS GONE!
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guaifenesin: A few years ago I took Mucinex for a cough before going on a hike. I noticed that after the hike I didn't hurt as much and my recovery time was much shorter. I had bad leg and back pain at the time. A few months ago I got Q-Tussin for a cough. Wow! For the first time in years I had the desire to clean the house and I was able to. I looked up other uses for guaifenesin and there it was - it helps with fibromyalgia. I have since been diagnosed with fibro and I try to take the 600 mg of Mucinex twice a day. It may not work for everyone but it makes me a functioning human being again. I am much happier, in less pain, and my irritable bowel syndrome has cleared up.
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Mucinex (guaifenesin): I was diagnosed at 20 and put on muscle relaxers and pain killers that did nothing more than immobilize me. I read about the guaifenesin treatment and asked my doctor for a prescription. I started at 1200mg extended release 2x daily. FINALLY I had my life back. When Mucinex took away the generic option, I dropped to 600mg 2x daily, and it still does the trick. 12 years later, I still swear by it. I have occasional set backs, but I always bounce back within a week.
67 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Diagnosed with severe fibromyalgia, mayofascial pain, IBS. Went through nerve studies etc and muscle biopsy. Finally told I had severe fibromyalgia. The problem was that it was progressing every month. I became suicidal due to pain levels, couldn't walk 10 meters. It saves lives. I might not have the fibromyalgia type you have but this medicine saved my life and if you think spending $30 to try it is a waste then it means you did not suffer enough. I lost it all, wife, home, job but a simple flu tablet got me back everything and it even took my eczema, IBS I had for years. God bless those who came up with that theory. Theory might be wrong but it does the job.
77 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): It works. I have not had 100% relief but this is the first 4 consecutive days I have been able to go without some type of pain medicine. Neurontin worked for me as well but it made me sleepy and irritable. I'm taking a good vitamin as well but I attribute this profound relief to Mucinex- 600mg daily.
45 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): I posted almost 2 months ago. I've been taking Mucinex since then for the fibromyalgia pain (I am not a creature of habit and have a hard time remembering to take any medication but I don't miss it!) I can sincerely say that it continues to work - progressively better - and I find it hard to believe it myself! Pain in my right shoulder that I've had for over 15 years has quietly disappeared. I no longer sleep with a pillow between my knees, and I have so much less pain bending over, etc. I also don't have to clear my throat constantly in the morning like I did so it works great on mucus too. I really didn't expect the results to continue. If you have pain like me, give it a try. No bad effects. I hope it works for you.
60 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): After suffering unbearably for 15 years from Fibromyalgia (including 6 years on disability for it). My neurologist suggested I read everything by Dr. D'Amato and try Mucinex. We tried 600 mg twice a day for 6 weeks, no response, upped the dose to 800 mg twice a day for 4 weeks, a little better, then 1200 mg twice a day and it was a miracle. I slowly regained a life again. Throughout this time I also exercised about 1/2 hour a day, which also helps.
54 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): I have had severe hip, lower back and leg pain lately, and have had so much pain walking, sleeping and could hardly bend. I made an appointment with my doctor and though I have fibromyalgia, I thought I was really headed for trouble. Then wham - I was hit with a bad cold. I took my hubbie's Mucinex and thought - am I imagining things or did my pain magically subside? I don't know why, but boy what a difference it made! After a second dose, I looked it up and found this post. Going to the doc's tomorrow and will tell him.
42 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): My neurologist has tried me on several medicines, but I work in the OR that the Cymbalta and Lexapro do make the pain manageable but I think all the side effects are with me. Mentally I felt like I was floating. I have done the amitriptyline, Neurontin, Buspar, Ultram, Flexeril. But when I read Mucinex I thought you are kidding me. The next morning I went and got some Maximum Strength 12 hr relief and also tried the liquid but I prefer the tablets. Try it I promise it works. Sounds crazy but it does.
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Mucinex (guaifenesin): I have been using Mucinex for 6-9 months for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Cough (20 years). Started with 600mg twice a day for about a month, then I switched to 1200mg twice a day for about 2 months. 1200 was way TOO Much, it made my joints burn with pain and my left leg swelled up. I switched back to 600mg twice a day - still had the pain and swelling - then dropped the dose to 600mg once a day - the swelling went down and the pain was much less. I got very tired -hard to work. All this time the Mucinex worked to control the Fibro and helped me to function and think clearly. I will try an even lower dose of Mucinex. Can't get it over the counter. I've been off the medicine for 2 days with lots of rest. In a few days I'll be back on with a lower dose.
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Mucinex (guaifenesin): I found tremendous relief during the past six months with Mucinex for fibromyalgia, however I was wondering if any other person thought that the Mucinex also caused sensitivity to sugar. I also noticed that when I took the 1200mg of 12 hour timed release Mucinex I felt energetic, however my joints were extremely painful. My shoulders and left knee were on fire, and my left leg was swollen. I reduced the dosage to 600mg timed release. Now I feel okay, able to function without the extreme pain and swelling, the sensitivity to sugar is still there though. Also, I am premenopausal and was wondering if anyone thought that taking Mucinex made the symptoms worse. Overall Mucinex works for me.
29 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex made my pain disappear if I took it along with a painkiller but not only that, it made everything better. All of my fibromyalgia symptoms were gone, but that may have been because I was taking Ginseng for energy and ginkgo for fibrofog. I still love Mucinex, it saved my life.
39 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): I had severe tendinitis after 5 rounds of high dose chemo, probably as a side-effect of the antibiotic Levaquin. I had my RA factor checked to be sure rheumatoid arthritis hadn't kicked in with the chemo and it was normal. But I was in serious pain. Then I got a cold last week and picked up some Mucinex for the cough. Amazingly the tendinitis has settled way down. I only took Mucinex for 3 days and now, a week later, I am still enjoying the benefit. I am not 100% pain free, but probably 90%.
48 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): I bought some Mucinex 3 weeks ago for a very bad cough that would not go away. Within a few days my fibromyalgia seemed to be getting better. Places that always had pretty much the same amount of pain seemed less painful and even the more painful ones where hurting less. The pain has continued to decrease and I am starting to feel more energetic. This is the best I have felt in years.
It was only after doing research on-line that I found the Mucinex/fibro connection. I only learned that I had fibro last fall and the prescription drugs have too many bad side effects for me to take them though I was afraid I would be forced to someday.
The Mucinex has had no side effects and I am feeling better everyday.
56 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Wow! I am shocked to find out that Mucinex is giving people relief from Fibromalga. How wonderful is that! I think the drug manufacturers should let this information be spread more then it is. I see this as a wonderful bit of information.
36 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): I have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Soon after I had a cold and started taking Mucinex to clear out my sinuses. Not only did my sinuses feel good but I noticed that in general I felt amazing. My body just didn't hurt like it had been hurting for the past few months. So I got online and typed in Mucinex... low and behold the first thing that popped up was using mucinex as a treatment for fibromyalgia ... crazy. I had no idea... so for those of you speculating that it may be a placebo effect ..believe me I felt the difference without knowing that others have used it as a therapy.... it works wonders!
84 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): I can't take any form of Mucinex, or it's generics, without becoming totally lethargic. I turn into a complete zombie. I'm happy for those of you who find relief with it, but for me, it's a total fail.
30 users found this comment helpful.
Mucinex (guaifenesin): I heard about this treatment from a nurse at the local CVS Pharamacy. I went online and looked up the research done. I've been on it for around 3 months now and it works. I ran out at one point and didn't think much of it and my pain came back. I suggest you try it, it really does help. I use it along with Pure Malic Acid and the two things together gave me my life back.
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Mucinex (guaifenesin): I started this when I was working with a patient on Mucinex therapy. It worked, but I thought it was a fluke, and I stopped taking it. Months later, stiff and unable to get around and work without severe pain in my lower back and neck, stiffness in my hips and knees, and general achiness all over, I decided to give it another shot. I have Crohn's disease which causes fibromyalgia symptoms. Since the Crohn's didn't seem to be negatively affected by the Mucinex, I started on it again last week. No pain in my lower back, still just a bit stiff in my neck. I am so happy that back pain is gone. I can do things again and not hurt. I don't have to be on narcotics and I sleep like a baby. I recommend at least trying it.
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guaifenesin: I never thought that an expectorant used to treat coughs could be this effective for Fibromyalgia pain. I am a pre-med student and when I heard about the possibility of Mucinex(Guaifenesin) being able to relieve pain caused by Fibromyalgia I decided to try it. It has worked better than NSAID'S (Ibuprofen, Aleve, Celebrex) for me. 400mg works great (600mg if using the extended release tablets.)
18 users found this comment helpful.
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