I'm a new member (I'm 56) and I have suffered fibromyalgia (when I was diagnosed it they called it fibrositis) and osteoarthritis for 20+ years and I am lucky as I have always managed to keep it at bay and keep up a full time job, but I recently had an ischemic stroke and it seems to have caused quite a flare-up of both conditions. I don't take painkillers other than paracetamol and ibuprofen, I try to keep a positive outlook and meditate the pain away, I do take gabapentin occasionally for damage caused to my back many years ago (old sports injuries from when I was super fit!) but the daily meditation helps to reduce the pain and improve my sleep. Does anyone else have any natural remedies they find helpful?
I am on statins, ramapril and clopidgrel because of the stroke but hopefully that will not be forever