i am on different meds...any advice of good herbs,supplements

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by janet38, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. janet38

    janet38 New Member

    can someone tell me of something i might can get to help with fatigue....i feel most of the time like someone has beaten me in my back.....i am on flexeril,elavil,tylenol.cant take motrin.toprol,prinivil,lasix,potassium,vitamin,wellbutrin.and fill like i am gonna blow up at times and get really upset at this sickness..i can not take much of anything for pain except for tylenol...i took motrin it reacted on me.so that is about it.....hurt so bad when i lay down sometime i could just cry.....wellbutrin 400 mg,elavil 50 mg,flexeril 20 mg 3 a day,toprol 100 mg for heart rate,prinivil 20 mg ,tylenol 3 times a day and i have gained 50 lbs since last summer of 2002 .i am in tears...can anyone relate to this?any replies will be greatly appreciated.......huggggggggsssssssssssss.

    EZBRUZR New Member

    Sounds Rough!
    Do you find the Tylenol Helps?I did take daily for a LONG time do to DR orders,then I realized,for me,it was no help.I just stopped taking it and i lost weight,and some what I call *Swell*,just know I feel better w/out it and IT is VERY bad for you!!

    you say *vitamin*/is that ALL types or just Potassium?Any other Minerals/Vitamins to Avoid?
    I have found GREAT help in Magnesium for Pain. IT DOES WORK!!I have found getting ICKY out of System is BEST!
    LOTS & LOTS of Water!!
    I have lost nearly 100 lbs.

  3. healing

    healing New Member

    I take one chewable CoQ10, 100 mg, twice a day for fatigue. Magnesium does help a lot; take as much as you can tolerate (it give me diarrhea). I also take a homeopathic, Rhus Toxicodendron 6, available at Whole Foods markets and health food stores -- 3-5 pellets under the tongue 2-5 times a day as needed for pain.

    Hope this helps.
  4. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Ez is right about the magnesium and the water too.

    I have been so much better since drinking half my body weight in OUNCES of water a day, along with a 1/4 teaspoon of Sea Salt during the day.

    I also take Pro Energy (Malic Acid and Magnesium Glycinate) for pain and energy.

    I take ZMA (zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B-6) 2 capsules at night for deep sleep, RLS and spasms. This has been my 'siver bullet' for sleep.

    I am allergic to most pain pills, so the only thing I can take is OTC Advil gel capsules, and I only take them when the pain makes me go 'through the roof'!

    Hope this helped a little, and I sure hope you are feeling better soon.

    Shalom, Shirl

  5. janet38

    janet38 New Member

    can you tell me how much magnesium i need to take a day?thanks so much for your reply.hugs..
  6. healing

    healing New Member

    Janet, I'm taking 240 mg with dinner every day. I can't tolerate more, and some days can't tolerate that. You should start with 120 and build up to the limit of your tolerance, but keep in mind that the most common laxative is Milk of Magnesia!
  7. paulalbert

    paulalbert New Member


    I am by no means one to abandon synthetically derived modern medicines, but I do recommend hooking up with a naturopath. (All the stuff you are taking is synthetic! I can't imagine that the amount of Tylenol you're taking is good for you.) Everybody will tell you something different but I have found some measure of success using milk thistle, olive leaf extract, and grape seed extract. Do a search on this site for some of these substances. See what other people have to say.

    good luck,
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Are both in the same family of drugs and both are infamous for causing rapid weight gain.

    There are a lot of drugs out there to help control pain but your doc may not want to prescribe opiods. There are a lot of opiods to choose from, so there is probably something which will help you.

    See a pain specialist and try to get some relief. Tylenol is worse on the liver than many other substances.

    Love, Mikie