What herbal supplements are best for fibromialgia & chronic fatigue?

I was diagnoised 12 years ago. Since I started going thru menopause (at 42) it seems to have compounded my fibro and fatigue. I have lost all of my energy, I do well to make it thru a day. Life is no longer enjoyable because I am always tired and can not even take care of my responsibilities as a wife and mother. I take an antidepressent and a very good calcium w/mag supplement. Any advice about any other natural supplements I may need to add that will help with the fibro and fatigue?

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  1. You need to take two daily multivitamins. It is of my opinion though, that Fibromyalgia is a 'made up' disease. It's not real. It's what doctors diagnose when they don't know what's wrong. Find a better doctor to tell you why you don't have any energy. I bet 100 bucks you have an underlying condition.

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  3. I hate it when people that don't have Fibromyalgia call it a 'made up' disease.They may not mean it like it sounds but the pain I have on a daily basis is definitely not 'made up.' Have your hormones checked and see what your body is lacking.Pharmacys have a 'Saliva Test' you can purchase that tells you all that.There is also a blood test that some believe is more accurate.Maybe your Dr or better yet your Pharmacist hopefully is trained in Bio-Identical Hormones will read it and advise you on your minerals and supplements.This covers so much.My sleep apnea affects my sleep, so a 'sublingual Melatonin ' helps me there.Thereby if I toss in turn(which makes me hurt) I can still get a restful and deep sleep by not really waking up and I'm not fatigued in the am.A magnesium supplement is also very beneficial.(Magnesium-L-Aspartate Hydrochloride (MAH).

  4. jean811823 says:

    Hi I have Fibromyalgia and ME since 2000 I am sorry to hear you have been afflicted now for 12 years. Does your husand and family be supportive I understand it is hell when their not it make it quite a battel against the odd's when you hurt all over but you look well.

    Your question as well as the antidepressant and and calcium I take a few others alternative remedies.

    Starflower Oil for the joints I'm vegetarian and cant take cod liver oil. Can Mar roasted flax seed no gm's to help the whole body's organs. 100% Rose – Hip [Litozin] for joint health and joint tissue growth. Kefir which is a probotic supplement for my body organs functions – made with soya milk no gm's and not commercial one in supermarket I make my own.

    I don't take Flue injections as very bad for your general well being -instead about October for 4 months I take Echinacea Tincture drops to boost my immune system.

    I drink 8 glasses of magnetic filtered water per day to detox toxins. I juice a combination of fruit and vegetables twice per day. I use 2 – 4 cups of Epsom's salts in a warm bath to soothe aching muscles. I use Yoga and breathing exercises and listen to healing tapes to relax my stress and anxiety levels before going to bed. I use a toning table to keep my joints supple and use a sauna to detox as often as possible. I love gently aromatherapy massages with lavender and yalang – yalang oil's for pampering and relaxing my sore neck back and legs is good.

    Avoid hot spicy foods white sugar and too much tea and coffee and no alcohol -drink herbal teas best. Hope this helps take care – hugs !! are nice when your down if you have someone who really cares.

  5. I suggest the following Shaklee supplements:

    Energy & Fatigue

    Energizing Soy Protein – Shaklee Protein is a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids present in the right proportion and is easily absorbed. It is a vegatable (soybean) protein with no cholesterol, saturated fats, or artificial flavors or preservatives. It is needed to make and repair all tissue cells. It is necessary for building enzymes, antibodies, hormones, hair, skin nails, it curbs the appetite, and is a real "energy" booster and maintains your blood sugar level.

    CorEnergy: Natural herbal ingredients and antioxidant phytonutrients shown to support and maintain "energy" and resist "fatigue" (Cordyceps, Panax ginseng extract, Green Tea extract).

    Fibromyalgia

    Vitamin C: strengthens the integrity of connective tissue
    CoEnzyme Q10: increases cellular energy
    Nutriferon: builds and strengthens immune system
    Lecithin/GLA: insulates the fibrous sheath of the nerve bundles
    Calcium/Magnesium: muscle relaxant
    Optiflora: increase good bacteria
    Physique: muscle tissue recovery

    As you are aware, quality is key to a supplement – Shaklee is the best in my opinion.

    For more info or questions, please feel free to contact me.

  6. I was also diagnosed with FMS around that time. My fatigue worsened dramatically over the past 2 or 3 years. I tried various herbal remedies to no avail. I finally saw a Dr. that also treats with herbs. She found through saliva, stool, blood and hair analysis that I have a chronic candida infection, 2 bad bacteria in my digestive tract and andrenal burnout. So, I started taking antibiotics, anitfungal and a very low dose of hydrocortizone along with some suppliments she prescribed. I had 2 wonderful days followed by a period of what was probaly herxing and now I have settled into a stretch of feeling much better than I did before the treatment. I still have to be careful not to overdo it. No staying up late or skipping meals.
    My advice is this. Don't try to figure this out on your own. Your body is not well and you need to find a Dr. that will test you for the underlying causes of your symptoms. Ask for the tests I mentioned. If you have adreal fatigue, most Dr.s won't treat it with hydrocortizone (they reserve it for addison's disease) so it may cost some out of pocket $$.
    Good luck!!

  7. My wife had fibro and chronic fatigue for 6 years before we discovered glyconutrients. They were an answer to our prayers. Stay away from pharmaceuticals – they will only complicate things.

  8. I've dealt with that a little…get to a health food store, and read "Prescription for Natural Healing." Then ask around and see if you can find a good Homeopathic or Naturalpathic doctor. They helped me so much. Also, if you can get online, there's so much great information on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. For myself, I began taking Noni juice. It worked wonders for me. But you need to be patient. Herbal supplements don't work like synthetic drugs. They take a little longer, but when they start working, they work well. And there's not the side-effects. You need to pay attention to your diet, as well. But find a good naturalpathic doctor. You will get better.

  9. I would suggest a cleansing diet. I did this and lost 11 pounds and 16 inches in 9 days. I like the program since it works by giving your body nutrition through protein shakes with digestive enzymes and vitamins and then cleansing out the toxins. We get toxins in our bodies from pesticides, preservatives, water, pollution, medications, food additives etc…. These toxins enter our bodies and get coated with fat. To remove the extra fat, we need to get rid of the toxins through cleansing. The program also has a natural diet pill to help your metabolism and curb cravings. It works and it works fast. I lost 30 pounds in 5 weeks and I feel great. My skin has improved as well from the cleansing. You can get more info at this toll free number 1-877-587-4647. I think cleansing is really important to health and weight loss. Give it a try and good luck!

  10. joyfulpaints says:

    What Seth said about Fibro-myalgia being a made-up disease means only that doctors use the term to describe a handful of symptoms, not an actual disease… the term fibro myalgia translates literally as "pain in the fibrous tissues with no discernable cause".

    I'm all for the "finding another doctor (preferably a naturopath)" cure, which is what I did.

  11. sOuL dOcToR says:

    Homeopathic Treatment :-
    More details are needed, but what symptoms you have given here are those of the homeopathic remedy SEPIA 200C to be taken once on every alternate day and follow it up with NATRIUM MUR 30C thrice a day half hour before or after meals. Let me know about your progress and symptoms after taking the remedies for three days
    Take Care and God Bless you

  12. Don't know about herbal supplements for fibromyalgis, but ginkgo biloba gd fr Chronic Fatigue. Recommend reflexology for both and Energy Medicine exercises for the Chronic Fatigue. I use both these remedies to keep the fatigue at bay.
    I have heard cabbage compresses help (iron a cabbage leaf and apply to affected areaand leave for 15 mins, honest!!!) After applying cabbage compress, apply 3 drops each of cloves, chamomile and thyme to 1 teaspoon almond oil and massage affected area. This is a very strong blend so patch test first by adding a drop or two to area like hinge of elbow. As for herbal remedies, never take for more than 2 months consecutively and check they go with any other medication you are taking. Check with your GP and herbaltriangle.com before using any herbal remedies. Anyone with nut allergy substitute olive or sunflower oil for the almond oil.

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  14. cookedermott says:

    johns wort

  15. perhaps changing your diet might help
    are you lacking vitimins and minerals your body needs
    found this link hope it will help you
    http://www.fibromyalgia-diet.ws/

  16. sugars_that_heal says:

    Read up on glyconutrients and the testimonials. That info is on my page.

    I'll tell youwhat to take.

  17. steelerfan22 says:

    try kratom

  18. Wow, this is very useful.. Thanks for sharing this and hoping I could implement it too.

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