Stiffness getting worse/ what helps you?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Straightarrow, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Straightarrow

    Straightarrow New Member

    Stiffness in addition to pain makes it hard to get going. It used to be that once I moved around a bit I would do much better. Looking for some suggestions to help bring some relief. I also have a lot of joint pain but no swelling. Elbow pain has popped up recently, a new one for me.

    My doctor sent me to physical therapy, which I dropped after two sessions. They told me not to do my stretching first thing in the morning when everything is tight, which makes sense. So I'm changing that.

    I take no supplements at the moment but any suggestions are welcome. I've tried many in the past but had given up on them. I take motrin for pain, along with vicodin if needed. I try not to take that as I am very sensitive and I get a rash from it (althought it helps with the pain). The pain is one thing, the stiffness is another.


  2. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    Going totally sugar free and gluten free helps.

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