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Unread 11-03-2004, 06:29 PM
Question for Fibromyalgia sisters.

I was diagnosed with FMS earlier this year. I have done pretty well through the summer, but now that cold weather has set in here in the Colorado Rockies, I am having more "episodes"......having one this week, and it's just the pits

I've got the sleep issues pretty much alleviated since I started taking Trazadone a little over a month ago, and also go for massage twice a month, and seem to be balanced with my hormone replacement. This week, however, in spite of all of that, I am just feeling so poopy. I feel like I have the "flu" in my muscles, especially hips and back...and I am so tired.

Anyway, I am wondering if any of you FMS sis's have heard about or are using a magnet mattress pad? This is the latest thing that I am researching. My Mom was diagnosed with FMS a few years ago, and she swears by her magnet mattress pad. I'd like to get input from other's however, before I spring for the $300 for our king-sized bed!

Thanks for any input.
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Unread 11-03-2004, 08:11 PM
Question for Fibromyalgia sisters.

Oh ((((Shelly)))) I'm so sorry that you're having a hard time right now I know that, yesterday, my right hip was hurting so bad that I couldn't find a position I was comfortable in, so I can only imagine how "poopy" you must feel, with this generalize pain

While I haven't investigated the magnet issue and, specifically, the magnet mattress, I know that I've heard a lot of favorable things about this new-fangled therapy. I know that my mother has a magnet bracelet and swears that it is the reason that her back no longer hurts!!!

I also know that metals in general have always been reputed for their healing powers, so there may even be some scientific basis to this therapy.

Hopefully, someone will come along with some real insight on this. I do hope that you feel better soon.
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Unread 11-05-2004, 01:59 PM
Question for Fibromyalgia sisters.

Hey ((Shelley)),
I'm sorry to hear your symptoms are worsening I dread this time of year..sigh..the cooler weather seems to amplify my aches, swelling & pain ten-fold...
I have no experience with that type of mattress but have heard & read from other FMS sufferers receiving great results from various mattresses!! IMO, it sounds like it would be worth a shot & well worth the investment...exp being as sleep is such a big factor in our pain-levels...

Good Luck Please let us know what you decide & any relief it may bring should you purchase that type

Big (((hugs))) & lots of prayers for better days ahead...
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Unread 11-05-2004, 02:22 PM
Question for Fibromyalgia sisters.

(((Shelley)))
While I don't have FMS, at least it hasn't been diagnosed, I have tried unconventional means of controlling my pain. If you've heard some good feedback, and if the cost isn't out of your price range, I would go for it! I never thought I would look forward to someone sticking needles in me and drinking strange herbal brews, but it has helped some so the cost is worth the results. My is that you weigh the cost vs benefit. If you can afford it and there's even a 50% chance that it will help I would buy it.

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Unread 11-05-2004, 05:12 PM
Question for Fibromyalgia sisters.

Thank you so much ladies for your input.

At this point, I've just about decided that the cost will be well worth it, if it helps. I cannot go through the winter like this

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Unread 11-08-2004, 09:44 AM
Question for Fibromyalgia sisters.

Hi Shelley
I'm just in the process of being investigated for FMS and myofascial pain. I have noticed too that now in the cool weather, I seem to hurt even more than usual. I guess it has to do with the tensing of muscles and shivering.

I've done alot of reading on alternative therapies (and tried many myself). The one thing I haven't tried is the magnet therapy. It does seem a bit pricey, but hey on the off chance it helps....it would be sooooooo worth it! I hope it does help, because I know how important it is to get good sleep to deal with this illness.

Let us know if the mattress pad helps. Where can you purchase one?

much love
Tam
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Unread 11-08-2004, 10:03 AM
Question for Fibromyalgia sisters.

I tried the magnet pad for a "week trial"...did notice that I slept better...but I didn't feel better during the day. Maybe you can do a trial too before purchase?
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Unread 11-09-2004, 05:25 AM
Question for Fibromyalgia sisters.

Have you heard of Serenitol? It's an herbal blend that seems to really help take the edge off the pain. My body constantly tenses no matter what I am doing and the serenitol helps me with that. I've had fibromyalgia for about 25 yrs. and it's been active since surgery. I take ambien to sleep and the other to help with the pain. I've taken it 1 1/2 months and it gets progressively better.
Let me know if I can answer any questions about it for you or anyone suffering with it.
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Unread 11-09-2004, 07:21 AM
Question for Fibromyalgia sisters.

What is in Serenitol and where can it be purchased?

I was dx with FMS a few years back. While I'm not totally sure it's an accurate dx, I do suffer from chronic pain that is at times "widespread." I am seeing a PM specialist who has me on Lodine (NSAID), Lortab which was switched from Darvocet after my latest surgery, and Soma (muscle relaxer.) I have also been taking Valerian Root at bedtime and it has improved my sleep. I know that getting a good nights sleep is so necessary with any chronic pain condition. Good luck!
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Unread 11-09-2004, 07:41 AM
serenitol

serenitol's ingredients are listed at serenitol.com as well as what it was developed for. It really seems to help with bruxism (teeth grinding at night) for me. I've taken it 1 1/2 months and feel better each day. I did have some digestive issues for about 3 weeks like I had with melatonin, but it has passed. (loose bowels)
My dh asks me "have you taken your "serenity now"? He just can't remember the name! It's not expensive and it comes real fast. Remember......I've had this for 25 yrs. and this is the ONLY otc that has given me any relief. Good luck and God bless.
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