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    Does anyone know of any herbs that helps Fibromyalgia?

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    I don't know if I am just being extrememly fortunate or if all of the soy products that I have been eating/drinking for menopause are helping with the fibro too...but I have not had a really bad flair up since I increased my soy bean intake. :wink: :mrgreen:

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    what soy products are you eating and drinking?

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    I use vanilla soy milk for cereal and to drink, the chocolate is pretty good also...I was NOT pleased with some of the store brands nor would I EVER suggest the plain :shock: :evil:
    I eat the beans in the pod as a vegetable like peas or beans *usually packaged as Edamame*
    I tried the soy peanut butter...ended up mixing it half and half...still wasn't as good tasting as the "real" thing LMBO
    tofu...I love it marinated/seasoned and then fried
    Health food depts have a lot of meat substitutes made of soy that are pretty good also.
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    Hot flashes almost completely gone
    Fibro not bad, considering the time of year and what I have been doing
    Soy has a lot of protein
    Soy has been said to lower cholestrol
    Depending on what you buy and how it is prepared it can be a low calorie food, too.


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    I am an unoffical natural health/healing person.

    try this

    1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
    1 Tbs honey
    stir into 1 cup hot tea

    Drink this twice a day. You WILL fell better in about 1-2 week but continue to drink this on a daily basis forever. If you don't like tea mix it in apple juice the best way to do this is take a little apple juice and heat it so the honey disolves then add the rest of the juice and apple cider vinegar.

    Let us know how you are in 2 weeks :thumbup:

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    Another soy product I use is TVP ...textured vegetable protein. I buy it at a local market here and I fool my family with it all the they don't know it isn't meat ...it is healthier for them. 8)

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    YES!!! 8) I forgot to add that one in!!! I added that to soup, sauces, or sometimes 1/2 and 1/2 with hamburger :D :D :D

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    We eat the soy "sausage patties" all the time. They are very good and not greasy at all which is a big plus in my book.

    The textured vegetable protien Chrismah spoke of is excellent for things like taco meats. Once you toss the spices in no one notices the difference.

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    FYI If you are on medication for hypothyroidism be sure and check with your pharmacist or dr about using soy.

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    WOW!!! :shock: I didn't know that, thanks for the heads up!!! I have family with that, and wouldn't want to cause them any harm if I fix a dish with it...as far as I know, I am the only one who eats soy products....

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    I've tried Sam-E and Rhodiola in the past, but neither one worked for me. I'll bookmark this thread, because it's shaping into a rough winter for mine.

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    About two years ago, a Dr. recommended 1500mg of Feverfew a day. It also helps my arthritis. I can only find it at our locally owned pharmacy and it is only about $4.00 a jar.

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    I am a strong advocate of natural, healthy foods and the use of herbs. One very important thing though, if you are taking any prescribed medication at all from your doctor, you must check with either the doctor or a qualified pharmacist before taking any herbal supplements.

    Unfortunately, I take many strong prescription drugs daily, as I have a disease called Systemic Lupus. There are many supplements and herbs (and indeed some healthy stuff like alfalfa sprouts!) which I cannot take as this would compromise my health further. I also have to stay out of the sun and not use sunlamps as two of the drugs on my "list" cause hypersensitivity to light. The upside is....no lying by the pool anymore...but I can quilt to my heart's content!

    Hope you find something that eases your discomfort and makes you feel better.

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    honey and apple cider vinegar are things that wouldn't interfear with any meds as other natural suppliments might. My grandmother was on experimental drugs under the arthritis foundation. She had to sign papers signing her life over to them. the drug they used on her is on the market today. However after her 18 month experiment was complete she started drnking the honey and apple cider vinegar mixture. Granny was amazed within 2 weeks the pain was less and she had more energy. I really suggest to try it. I am sure you have what you need right in your kitchen. You have nothing to lose except the pain and fatigue the fibromyalgia is causing you.

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    Thanks for all the replies. I have just recently starting taking honey and cinnamon. I'm not much for all the soy food products. What about a soy capsule such as this one? Is this soy or something else?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/GNC-NATURAL-BRAN...item5d26e88e90

    I'm not very smart when it comes to all of this stuff, I just know I don't like take prescription medicines unless I have to.

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    Marsye, I agree with you totally on most soy foods. The milk grosses me out and tofu is just not something I can put in my mouth without a gag reflex. That being said, the "sausage" and the "hamburger crumbles" work well. If you don't find another way to increase soy, try the hamburger crumbles first in a spicy dish. Spaghetti, tacos, etc. You might be surprised. If not, chalk it up to experience.

    Good luck.

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    I'm willing to try the sausage and HB but I would still have to cook something else for my hubby because he wouldn't touch it! LOL! It would be so much easier to just take capsules. :mrgreen: What about this one from WM? How many MG should you take?
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    I am not sure of your age but there is a calcium with soy supplement and I took that until I had thyroid medication. I thought it worked well and I think if you ask your Dr or pharmacist the capsule might be ok.

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    I'm 40 something :wink: I do take synthroid for hypothyroidism so is it ok to take soy? I don't want to go to the doctor!!! :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    I'm 40 something :wink: I do take synthroid for hypothyroidism so is it ok to take soy? I don't want to go to the doctor!!! :mrgreen:
    Why can't we all just be healthy :wink:

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    I've tried the things you all have tried...Didn't seem to help much. Oh well, we just keep trying some more.
    I do find that a little exercise helps. Even if you are very fatigued, try to walk around the block. I get pulled around the block by a cute little 10lb. ball of energy. But, we stop at many trees and bushes..... :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    I'm willing to try the sausage and HB but I would still have to cook something else for my hubby because he wouldn't touch it! LOL!
    My Mr. Meat and Potatoes husband wouldn't eat it either if I told him. A girl must have her secrets in life.

    I agree that a capsule would be easiest for me, too. I'm watching your thread to see what everyone says. Anything I can wash down with Mt. Dew that will make me feel better is a good thing........within reason!

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    here is a web site for synthroid take note of interactions and what can decrease effectiveness of the drug. I do have more information on fibromyalgia and I will try to glean some more information for you in the next few days. My advice would be not to take the soy, I was taking it and have hypothyroidism and feel better since I have stopped. I guess I had better paste the web site: http://health.yahoo.com/hormone-medi...d00278a1-drugs

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    When I have bought herbal supplements, I talk to my pharmacist about interactions, doseages, etc... He knows my history and is very knowledgeable about these supplements :wink:

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    :cry: I just got home from a couple of errands, and checked the mail. I was just denied my claim by Social Security Disability. :cry: It's bad enough to hurt all the time, but do they have to kick you while your down...

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