Hi everyone I hope you are having a decent Sunday.
I was diagnosed with FM in January. My consultant has recommended certain drugs (amyltriptyline and Duloxetine) but I want to try out a natural approach first so see if this works. I'm so sensitive to drugs that I want to avoid taking a daily dose of something if at all possible - the list of side effects sound like FM itself ! I find the flu-like aches, headaches, nerve pain and fatigue quite challenging most days.
I found lots of interesting articles about how FM is possibly due to low levels of seretonin, which has knock-on effect on sleep, mood and sensitivity to pain. Here's a link to an interesting site: doctormurray.com/health-con...
So I'm going to try: Serotonin 5-HTP, St Johns Wort, and Magnesium salt baths daily. I'm also trying to get out and walk for 10-20mins a day.
Has anyone else tried these out? I've read that they work best in combination.
Have you tried any of the drugs I mentioned - do you get side effects?