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Eased my pain...might work for u?

Hi there

My name is Rosario. I have been watching the posts for a while but is my first post. I have been suffering from fibro for about 5 years. As all of u been looking for a way to manage it so I can work and enjoy life. I have muscle pain but have not experienced fatigue. I am 47 and I will describe my fibro as mild. Basically my muscles get extremely tight and as a consequence I experience pain. I am not taking any meds I was on neurotin but after a while it did nothing. In the past year I have experience an improvement. Combination of things but the one that has really made a difference is something called "The miracle ball method" by Elaine Petrone. I was sceptical when I saw this about 2 years ago and ignored it, but decided to try 2 months ago when I came across to it in Amazon again. It is a method to relax the muscles and it has made a great difference to me. I have to dedicate about two hours a day one in the morning and before going to bed, it allows me to go almost without pain during the day, sometimes even no pain which is more than I could ask for. This is not a cure of course so I have to do it everyday and if I do more activity than usual, like a day in London I will have to spend more time on the balls the following day. Not sure if this will work for you but if you want to give it a try it is about £14. My husband does not suffer from fibro but lower back pain because of long drives and after started using them as well he experienced relief....I have asked him to buy his own though! ;) please bear in mind my fibro is mild, my symptoms are: muscle and joint pain, fibro fog, mild IBS, blurred vision....think that's it. If u have any questions feel free to ask me. If someone benefits from this as well I will be extremely happy!!! Cheers

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Hi roobcas welcome to our wonderful forum, I'm sure you will love it and find it invaluable chatting to others who are going through the same as you, at different stages of their lives with fibromyalgia.

That sounds interesting and I will definitely look into it. It's very difficult if you are older and less mobility along with constant pain but, I think you have to investigate anything that can relieve it my friend and I look forward to chatting with you on the forum.

Please do go check out the mother site fmauk.org where you will find lots of useful information and links on fibro.

It's a good idea to lock your posts to the community so they are not accessible from the internet. If you look to right of screen you will see under "Pinned Posts" a number of blue links & instructions on how to lock it.

Peace, luv n light

Jan xx


Hi Jan, thanks for your note. I appreciate my suggestion is not for everyone but the method I am using has a variety of postures and among them there are very simple ones. The main principle is not to put the balls where you feel pain....some might say, i cannot do it then! And that might be the case. I started very simple cause I was afraid to make things worse to be honest. The reason I tried is cause I find a couple of reviews from people with fibro and arthritics. I don't seem to find the place to lock the post but I am using a phone, so will check the desktop version later xx


If on phone scroll down & you will see on left near bottom "Pinned Posts"

I have watched YouTube video and I can see how it would help, quite amazing really & such a simple idea. I am going to get some. Don't know how I'm going to get on and off the floor lol but I'll encounter that difficulty when I come to it. Thanx for sharing xx


Thanks for info will check it out


Sounds great! I foam roll and use firm soft balls around the house to roll tiny spots my roller can't get. I would die without my myofascial release.

I did a quick search and the book seems to have great information.

Though several reviews commented on the balls possible leaking something black. And one review showed a spot were the ball took the varnish off the wood shelve they had it on. It might be a different version of balls than you have. Just keep an eye out.

I'm so glad you found this to help you.

Thanks for sharing

Take care×××


Looks interesting 😃


Hi roobcas

I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance.

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us all, it is genuinely appreciated my friend.

I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you



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