New to the group

New to the group

Hey guys im new to the group, im 29 was diagnosed 2 years ago and have increased in pain over that time, im on tramadol omprezole and amitripyline, I work full time and im constantly tired and achy, but grateful everyday that im still able to keep going.

Anyone know of any natural herbs or spices or something similar that help with their condition or even parts of their condition. I use tumeric and himilayian pink salt, trying to not rely on medication as much until I really need to.

ive attached a photo for a pain scale I got from another group ive always found really helpful, thought some of you might as well.

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  • Hi and welcome to our merry band fibronfedup thanks for sharing the pain scale a useful way of trying for a description of how things are when asked by doctors - How are you ?

  • Hey tired and achy today didnt sleep too well, but as you know its not unusual. Hope you are well?

  • As Ian says welcome to the site. I dont know if you have been on the mother site yet so here is the link. Lots of info on it.

    Sorry If i seem a bit abrupt I am getting tired now.

    Hugs sue xx

  • Hi thanks I will have to look into it. I understand coming across abrupt when tired, but no worries you didnt :-)

  • Hi fibronfedup

    I sincerely hope that you are feeling well today? Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I genuinely hope that you find the forum useful, informative and loads of fun!

    I have quite a few food allergies and so I am very careful what I consume (as long as I get plenty!). I have found that ginger is very good for digestion and turmeric is good for colds and viruses. But that is about all, sorry!

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Hi thanks for the welcome, I think sites like these are a godsend as doctors dont seem to know what they are doing.

    I use turmeric already but will look into ginger :-) thanks again every little helps

  • Hi Fibronfedup,

    I just wanted to say welcome to the forum, and also Thanks for the pain scale info. I'm very impressed that you are managing to work full time - I hope you have supportive friends and family around you.

    Best wishes, Hedgerow.

  • Glad it will help. Its hards work and I spend my days off mainly on the sofa, but its more a case of 1. I cant afford to quit and 2. Im too stubborn to let it completely beat me :-). I have a small support network, helps that my boss has fibro too. Hope you are well?

  • Welcome to the forum. The pain chart is a very useful tool. Until I had seen one I was describing my pain a lot lower than it actually was :) No wonder I wasn't getting much help :D

  • I found it helpful too, hence I shared it I never had it right before this chart lol

  • Hey guys thanks for the warm welcome. I doing ok feeling achy and tired and at the beginning of a 12 hour shift. Should be a long day, but I tend to go at my own pace thankfully been in the job so long most of it is swcond nature now. Hope you are all feeling well today :-)

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