I too was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was on a cocktail of Cymbalta, Lyrica, and tramadol.
I believe that fibromyalgia is an unknown word used to describe that my nerves and body are not functioning properly but the exact reason is unknown. ...
So Doctor after a year of tests what you're telling me is my body is improperly working and you dont know why??? Lol!! ( we have to laugh it helps).
I can say that after an aqua therapy regimine, and an earing change and sleeping change I lost 40 lbs. I dont think our bodies were made for the modern day lifestyle and thus dont work right. As for getting off the drugs you can do , for example if left in the wilderness you might eat a counple of campers n hikers but you would evntually get off of it after 7-12 days.
Here are some tips that worked for me BUT please recognize MUCH of this probably is possible because I dont have kids.
1st your stomach is a motor. So when wake drink (2) glasses of room temp water and wait 30-40 min before eating. Warm it up. When you eat for digestion try to eat hot with hot. For example you have coffee or Hot tea with oatmeal or eggs is good the stomach is warm and blood comes to digest but if you eat oatmeal and drink a glass of cold orange juice you just threw or motor into a gut crunch and digest and blood flow in the body is hampered. Drink water at room temp and quit soda by using pierre. Of course with food if its something natural that will perish if left out and requires preperation and cooking should help u pick correctly. Its expensive and most of Walmart and America's food has become more chemicals than food ie doritos , hamburger helper. Eat red meat only once a week. Cook big meals on days off to last the week and shorten cooking
For exercise keep it simple walk 30 to 50 minutes a day. Most of weight loss is diet. Even the weight loss companies are out to make money. After sitting all day they want you to get on a treadmill and race your heart rate up way high for 30-60 min and then once your body screams to store sugar and fats you buy their protein shakes and everually you end up gaining the weight back if not more.
There are some expensive supplements that work for me like fish oil, SAM-E really helps me, and a vitamin helps with the detox period. But you have to research the brands n check whats safe for you.
Sleep is the most important so if you have a tv in yje bedroom yank it. It will take time to sleep a normal pattern after you quit tramadol. In fact get rid of cable all together Youll be amazed the time you have once the tv is gone.
No alcohol or smoking and again walks. Walks consistntly each day. Not running or intense walks but enjoyable walks like with your dogs and kids.
After eating dinner you can wait 20 min drinkkng hot tea and then go for a walk. It helps digestion. Dont eat later than 8 pm and before you go to bed drink to glasses of foom temp water. Throughout the day drink lots of water.
Sugar will be the hardest drug to quit. The weight loss industry had us all focus on total grams of fat but just as important we should eat food based on the grams of sugar it has. STAY AWAY FROM ANYTHING THAT says fat free or diet. Drink whole milk The biggest health benefit of milk is the fat but alas instead of drinking less milk we Americans buy fat free milk. Thats tje key moderation
We as Aemericans think we have it so much better than 3rd world countries and we do but as for health Pakistan or Afghanistan these places people hadnt heard of this American disease call Arthritis or diabetes. Because they eat real food , cook meals, walk, and they sleep and they dont have tvs. Back can come from sitting too much just as painfuly as a car accident.
It is horrible to be stressed and in pain but you arent alone. There are many just like us. The trick is perception. When we stop watching our phones, tvs, radios, and Emails we turn off tje constnt bombardments of advertisers informing us we need to buy something to be happy or what we have is outdated. We wonder where our money and tome goes but if we turn off the noise we can enjoy the wonderful world around us.