Calling Dr. Prickles

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by alaska3355, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    Hi there- I have a friend who has fibro and she doesn't seem to research her condition very much. Her pain has gotten worse since moving to a drier climate- do you find that to be true? I mean, is it better to live in a more humid climate? She wants to avoid drugs of all kinds, but I'm wondering if vitamins are really going to help with her pain. She hasn't gone to a ibro specialist, only a GP. Do you have any suggestions for her? p.s. I have told her about our message board, but I don't think she is a computer person....
  2. mindbender

    mindbender New Member

    she said yesterday that she would not be on for several days
  3. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    Mindbender- hope you have a good day! Terri
  4. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    Vitamins can help her with her pain. A balanced magnesium/calcium/zinc combo can easy muscle pain greatly. Glucosamine can help with joints and I know there are a few more designed to help us too.

    It's possible that her pain could be more from moving, maybe lifting boxes etc, maybe trying to do too much ...instead of the climate.

    I've lived in both types of climates and I did do better in the dry climate with pain. But it was the dessert so it was really, really dry.

    Hugs,

    Nancy B
  5. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    Thanks for the reply. She'd rather take vitamins, so I'll mention your combo to her. She has lived here now for a few years, so I don't think it's from heavy lifting. But I was also going to mention the hydrogen peroxide and epsom salt baths....do they help you? Terri
  6. happycanuk

    happycanuk New Member

    I do, however, live in Western Canada, in a dry climate. During the winter it gets to 30 below, but dry and I have to say I FEEL GREAT!! The worst time for me is Spring, when the weather is up and down and the humidity is high. That kills me. I have both OA and FM and both seem affected by the weather.

    I don't take pain meds unless I absolutely have too. I wouldn't like to run out of them and have nothing if I needed it.
  7. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    I've never added the peroxide to my baths.

    When I take a bath, I use tons of bubble bath, epsom salts and the good smelling bath salts. Then I light candles all around the tub, put on some of my favorite music and just relax and soak for awhile.

    I also have some aromatherapy bath stuff that is for pain and I'll add it if I'm hurting.

    If she really wants to avoid drugs of any kind, she should look at the store here. They have natural remedies for just about everything....

    Hugs,

    Nancy B
  8. blueski31717

    blueski31717 New Member

    "I mean, is it better to live in a more humid climate? "

    Your answer to that is no...I live in southern georgia and sorry to say I think I hurt as much as most...Our humidity is quite high at times.


    Actually I have found I hurt more when It gets cold cause my muscles tighten up more in cold weather... but it may be just me...

    hope that helps
  9. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    You gave me quite a lot to share with her....great stuff. I hope she will try some if not most of them. Thanks for taking the time to write- I know you are busy! Hugs, Terri
  10. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    I don't know about the humidity factor- it seems that some like it dry, some like it humid. Mostly, I'm sure everyone (with fibro) would like less pain. Thanks for all of your input! I'm going to share it with her.