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Debilitating Bone and muscular diseases

Having both degenerative disc disease and degenerative joint disease, as well as osteo-arthritis and fibromyalgia throughtout my entire body is very painful.
Everything I do from walking, to reaching, and even using my arms to lift or carry things causes alot more pain. I also have neuropathy and some kind of degenerative weak muscle disease. All of these things really worry me, especailly at my age. I'm 45 and I think about how much harder is's going to be for me to physically function as I get older. I also live alone, so there isn't anyone in the house to help me out when I need help. I don't wish these debilitating diseases on anyone. there really aren't alot of things that my specialists of doctors can do for me. I'm alergic to most all of the pain medications, and the one that my doctor has me on now barely even helps. Can anyone offer any sugestions on how to get more relief from my chronic and daily pain?
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replied April 2nd, 2014
Thank you for asking!
I am really sorry for your arthritic pains with degenerative joint involvement and fibromyalgia.
I want you to know that it is a chronic pain condition and it needs a complete management from diet and lifestyle to compliance in medicines.Maintain proper sleep routines and keep the food journals. Slowly wean off caffeine, because abruptly stopping caffeine will increase fatigue and pain, headaches, anxiety, and sleep disturbance.avoid alcohol completely for 6 months minimum.No tobacco and no consumption of chemical-laden foods, refined sugars, white flour, aspartame, and monosodium glutamate (MSG).No rich carbohydrates.
A diet high in fresh vegetables, fish, and fiber. Green, leafy, and yellow vegetables is recommended.
Fruits such as citrus fruits, apples, berries, cantaloupe, and peaches may be preferred.
Antioxidants like Vitamins (eg, C, E), minerals (eg, selenium, zinc), and phytochemicals and vitamin D supplements will help.
Seek a rheumatologist for further management.

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try to relax,take help from a physiotherapist,muscle relaxants and painkillers will b helpful
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