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Herbal remedies for fibromyalgia?

LittlesurferLLittlesurfer Posts: 92
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Fibromyalgia
Has anyone had any success with herbal remedies in treating fibro pain? I haven't tried anything yet and was just wondering if anyone here has. I did a little research and Pine Bark and Grape Seed Extract are natural anti-inflammatories which, supposedly, helps reduce pain. Anyone tried either of these?


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,862
    Just think before there were pharmacies, where did people go for pain relief? There are so many natural remedies that cover almost everything from a wart to bad inflammation.

    I went on a nature hike several months ago. The guide was picking out various roots, barks, nuts, fruits that covered so many different problems.

    Who is to say they work , dont work or how successful they are.

    I would say that no matter what you do try, (Natural Outdoor herbal medicines to Over the Counter pills) first check with your doctor and/or pharmacist to let them know what you are planning, what your current list of medications are etc...
    They are the experts in this field.

    And if you have one of those professionals that tell you the natural herbs are not valid, they are impossible to heal, I would really question where they stand.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • My Pain Management Dr. gave me a package including diet and certain foods which have an anti-inflammatory effect such as pumpkin, oranges etc. I would include more but can't find the package right now. My husband includes pumpkin(Jamaican) in our diet several times a week mixed with mashed potatoes and it tastes very nice. I think turnips and brussel sprouts are also included in the list. I wish I knew of natural herbs that help but make sure you check with your Dr. or Pharmacist first to make sure there's no interaction with meds. I would be interested also to hear of other natural remedies for pain. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • A natural one is White Pine Bark. Very inexpensive. Anti-inflamatory. I tried it for lumbar disc herniation. Along with muscle pain. It did nothing for any of them for me.
    I got better relief out of an ice pack.

    There is another anti-inflamatory in that group. I think it is Devils Root or Claw. I tried that also. No luck for me.

    At the time I was taking nothing more for pain than Advil so I was not mixing it with Rx meds. Just the herbs. I ended up on Prednisone then Celebrex. Threw the herbs away. Unfortunately. Those particular herbs were cheap. You did have to take quite a few per day though. Watch out on the White Pine Bark. Some of the "bark" products are hard on your stomach until you get used to them.

  • A friend of a friend takes Malic acid w/magnesium, manufactured gy KAL, 2 (150mg each) pills twice daily for fibro. She said the stiffness and pain are gone. I'm going to ask my dr about this...Has anyone tried this?
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