I am barely making it through the day now, I am terrified about symptoms getting worse before they get better. Now that my kids are older or grown, I am reconsidering taking the plunge. Fibro hit full-on in 1999- 16 months after a traumatic event. How long should I expect to be worse after starting the protocol? How long can I expect to be down because it gets REALLY bad and I am maintaining a livable baseline now.
Babbyla' your between a rock and a hard place. I really feel the only way you are going to get through this and as fast as you can is your going to have to get your doctor involved in this problem before it just gets even worse. You have come this far. So you should really jump at finding a doctor to help you with this problem you well not be the first or the last to go through this but you want to get it taken care of prior to doing real damage. All my luck to you.
I have not had any luck with guaifenesin and feel I have literally tried everything. What I have found extremely helpful is taking a proactive approach through learning the most about your condition and the several different modalities or tools you can use to assist yourself and your physician in managing the condition rather than letting it manage you. It sounds like from you simply asking the above question that that is exactly what you are trying to do. There are several things that I would suggest. First get from your library or purchase on-line the book: "Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain", the survival manual second edition. Get one without any marks because I found tagging pages, highlighting paragraphs and writing next to certain subjects on a page beneficial. There is another book (sorry can't remember the name), but it's a workbook on how to find referred pain patterns and work on trigger points. Yoga, walking & especially swimming in a warm pool is the best. It's important to keep moving. If you can find a physical therapist that knows how to do "dry needling", that's the best therapy for me. Everyone is different, but there is nothing worse than an unknowleagable physical therapist that messesses you up worse, so be picky and ask a lot of questions. You can also get onto your local library's electronic database of all periodical literature up to date on current study's and new information through the EBSCO host electronic reference page. Knowledge is power. Epsom salts bath's at Luke warm temperature or magnesium lotion, which you can make yourself is good to use and some nutritional supplements that I have found beneficial are: flaxseed oil, b-complex, calcium/magnesium/zinc & D3 all together. A good regular multivitamin and Resveratrol 250 mg standardized to 99%. I hope this helps! I have had it since 2003 and just won my disability case federally. It took me over 12 years. Best of luck to you on your journey!
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