Help needed

Hi there guys help needed I'm really suffering from sleeping not slept well for nearly four weeks and counting now I really suffer with my lower back and knees although my right knee is needing to be operated on but went to pain clinic and he gave me a new tablet called BACLOFEN 10mg anyone taking this tablet please and how wel do they work

Now I'm needing help with sleeping so any suggestions are welcome as I lay awake feeling very stressed but the pain I know doesn't help

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  • All I can really say is that my heart goes out to you as I am a fully paid up member of the insomniacs club and spent last night literally looking at the ceiling. If it is the pain in your knee that is getting to you during the night have you tried putting a pillow between your knees as my friend who is awaiting a knee operation due to oseteo arthritis finds this very helpful.

    Hope we both have a good night.x

  • Yes I have tried a pillow and didn't find that any use

  • Hello David,

    I take morning walks and eat almonds and take melatonin and magnesuim. This a natural supplement. You can read more about it here.I do not take it daily but only when i cannot sleep. You can read about it on here:

    There is hope.Take care.

  • This is a big issue for me and walking as I find it very difficult to even walk 20 yards

  • I am sorry. I hope you feel better. have you ever thought of doing accupuncture it helps with pain relief. I tried it about a year ago and have less pain.

  • Hello Davidshelby,

    I am sorry you are experiencing such trouble sleeping which will exacerbate the Fibro symptoms. We have information on our website about sleeping which may help;


    Have you tried any muscle creams or pain relief creams before bed? This might be worth discussing with your GP as well as something to help you sleep.

    Here is a post about muscle creams which may be of interest;

    Do you think any relaxation may help? There are loads over the internet you may like to try

    I truly hope you manage some good quality sleep very soon as I know how exasperating it can be.

    All the best

    Emma :)

    FibroAction Administrator

  • It's not the muscle that's hurting now as my knee has been rubbing bone on bone for the last year or so but hopefully that will be sorted with the op hopefully

  • Hi David shelby

    I am so sorry to read that you are struggling and suffering with your sleep, and I genuinely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to this issue. I am also an insomniac and have never found a good cure for it, but I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck. It may help to discuss the situation with your GP.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • As I mentioned in my recent post, I am on Amitriptyline and it is really helping me sleep. Apart from when it's blowing a gale outside! Has been really effective with the sleep issue. I am out like a light now.

  • That just doesn't work for me was on that for over a year with little or no effect at all

  • why dont the fibromyalgia patients try the homeopathic medicines it has no side effects and gives good results also.

  • Hello jsdrjohnsamuels,

    You say Homeopathy gives good results, have you got any research to back this up please?

    I would be interested to read the collective studies which conclude it's efficacy as, as I far i know the research remains inconclusive. While not against Homeopathy as most are reported to have no side effects and might very well help some people, I don't know claims can be made to efficacy in Fibro just yet!

    Also studies like the following state The result of this principle is that treatment is individualized in homeopathic medicine. Two or more persons with the same clinical diagnosis may be given different medicines depending on the specific pattern of symptoms of illness in each person

    Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America

    1 February 2000, Vol.26(1):117–123, doi:10.1016/S0889-857X(05)70125-3


    Wayne B. Jonas MDKlaus Linde DrMedGilbert Ramirez PhD

    A main reason it cannot be quantified in RCT and all experiences of people using Homeopathy are qualitative research which can be objective.

    Please members always go to a registered physician or seek advice from a reputable source for alternative or complementary therapies of any kind.

    The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

    The British Homeopathy Association

    I look forward to any studies you have that support this claim

    Best Wishes

    Emma :)

    Community Coordinator.

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