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I have had Fibromyalgia for the last 23 years. It is only in the last 3 years that it has become an invasive part of my lifestyle. The shooting pain is excruciating. The dull continuous pain is tiresome and has cut out many physical acivities I used to love. The medications for pain control can dull your mind and cause anxiety and confusion ( not good for work) but then neither is the unsubtle screams that some pain can cause. I cry simply by being touched some days...others (good ones) I can crawl out of bed holding on to things until I can "walk it off' (ya right) or at least become mobile enough to get to work. I have always been active (some would say overactive) so this has completely changed my world and my relationship to it. Here is a list of sights that may explain and help those of you dealing with this chronic painful disease that they currently have no cure for..but are using many of us as lab rats for.

Vitamin D and Fibromyalgia:

Because of previous stomach surgery my body no longer makes Vitamin D. I currently  take over 78,000 iu's a Week and I am still in great pain and my blood tests come back almost nill for vitamin D. This can also harm Kidney function, but right now I am just tring to find the right dosage of vitamin D to stop the pain.

HOWEVER, I know it works for Fibromyalgia because when I first went on it, the pain dissapated for almost 8 months before my body started deleting the vitamin D again. So try it if you have might make your pain go away and stay away.....The human lab bunny.



NIH MedlinePlus

Clinical Trials



Acupuncture no go

RX: Cymbalta?  Lyrica?

Web sites

Chronic Fatgue Syndrome


Depression and Fibromalgia

Vitamin D  for pain

 Anxiety and Fibromalgia

Vitamin D for Beginners

All About Pain (everything you never wanted to know)

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