How to Get a Better Sleep When You Have Fibromyalgia


In this video, Tawra from Living on a Dime shares her experience trying to get a good night’s sleep while suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. She also answers some questions she’s received via email from other fibro sufferers and offers her advice based on her own personal experience.

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Tawra talks about her daily symptoms and some of the medications she has tried over the years and what she is currently taking to help manage her symptoms. She sometimes uses heating pads in her bed, and has found it easier to sleep by cutting out gluten, dairy, sugar and corn from her diet.

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  1. Jean Allison says:

    Tawra, I can relate to your pain. I live in the UK so I don;t know if you will be able to obtain what I take for my Fibromyalgia. After years of pain, I have now found this is the best for me. I brush my legs in an upward motion (towards my heart) then I apply Lidocaine (anaestheic -what your dentist injects into your gum))patches to where the worst pain is that night. As you will know the pain changes. Then I take Amytryptoline and a muscle relaxent. I cannot take Ibrobrufen as I had a heart attack therefore no NSAID’s allowed. Only Paracetamol and Aspirin (which is in your Alkaseltzer) I raise my legs and buttocks on two pillows which allows me to have no contact with anything pressing on my spine . After years of research this is the best for me. When I go to the South of France I have no pain with the heat. when I go to Dubai to visit my daughter, I do have pain, as it is humid.
    Home this helps somebody.

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