Does anyone else suffer with Fibromyalgia? - Endometriosis UK

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Does anyone else suffer with Fibromyalgia?

Bride2be
Bride2be
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This tends to flair up terribly once a month and effects my whole body- I have constant aches and pains in my hands, arms, hips, back, legs and feet. The only thing I'm good for is bed. Does anyone have experience of managing this? I'm seeing a physiotherapist next week too.

Thanks x

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Tinkerjack1912

Hi I also have Fibro and I agree it's excruciating I get majority of my pain in my elbows, hands , my face, hip, leg and lower back. My elbows and hip hurt constantly the rest flare up but generally it's everyday another part of me hurts it's horrid. I am trialling meds at the mo but so far not successful with complete help just slight relief it doesn't help that I have reactions to a lot of the antidepressants used for Fibro treatment.

If you ever need a chat feel free to inbox me.

I hope you feel as well as possible with these two illnesses.

Louise. X

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Pinkprincess205

Hi

I have fibro too, it's enough just dealing with fibro then having to deal with endo aswell. The pain n fatigue is just too much sometimes :(

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Brownlow

I don't have fibro but I have learnt that it is sometimes concurrent with endo. I don't think one causes the other but similar conditions and factors can give rise to them. One thing I came across that is common to both endo and fibro is magnesium deficiency. This is not a sole cause but a possible contributory factor. Correction of this deficiency is not a cure but may provide some relief.

Here is a good article on magnesium's role in fibro and also advice on how to take it web.mit.edu/london/www/magn...

Also a list of dietary sources healthaliciousness.com/arti...

Doctors have very little training and knowledge of nutrition and its role in health. Remarkable but true. Many of them are more comfortable prescribing drugs that might or might not deal with symptoms while creating additional problems elsewhere in the body. A naturopath would be more useful to consult if you need to get help with this.

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Bride2be

Thank u for your messages ladies. It is so great to come to a forum like this and talk to people who are going through similar things! Brownlow- thank you for the suggestion about the magnesium- you're not the first person to mention it and I am willing to try anything!

Xx

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Pinkprincess205

I've been taking magnesium for over 2 years, doesn't help my endo but is meant to help the muscle aches in fibro.

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