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    Okay - calculations done. Looks like I've got about twice the amount of Magnesium as I need. So will stop taking the mag. supplements since its also in a couple other pills. Niacin is slightly high - says I should have max of 35 mg, and I'm currently taking 45. Everything else is good.
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    Sabine, thanks for bringing up the statin! I never even thought of it! My MIL used to take Lipitor for her cholesterol. After she was diagnosed with fibro, they put her on Cymbalta for the fibro pain and she had to stop taking the lipitor because of drug interactions with the cymbalta... never would have considered the cholesterol meds being linked to fibro! Good catch! is there documentation you know of linking the two? I'd like to share it with MIL.

    Tomi, I'm glad things are good with your supplements. I worry especially about vitamin A. That one *IS* toxic if we get too much. B's i was told by a pharmacist not to worry about b/c whatever we don't use gets flushed out in our urine - hence my mt. dew yellow urine during the day! hahaha It's quite satisfying to look down into the toilet and see I've met my B vitamin requirement for the day. I know... easily amused. lol
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    Oh, is that what it is? I thought it was the pollen content of the multi-vitamin turning it yellow. My doctor actually told me to stop taking my B12 supplements, my levels were so high... LOL!
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    I had a pharmacist tell me that I don't have to worry about over-doing the B's b/c they secrete into the urine. Now I wonder who to trust... doctor or pharm...
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    Jenn- I do not know of any studies linking statins and fibromyalgia. It just occurred to me because of the similarities in the side-effects of statins and the symptoms of fibromyalgia(Why in the world does this have to be so hard to spell? I feel like a third-grader, having to sound out, each time.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabine View Post
    Jenn- I do not know of any studies linking statins and fibromyalgia. It just occurred to me because of the similarities in the side-effects of statins and the symptoms of fibromyalgia(Why in the world does this have to be so hard to spell? I feel like a third-grader, having to sound out, each time.).
    Me too, which is why I just call it fibro now. lol
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    Jenn, I don't think she was telling me it was hurting me, just that it was a waste of time and money.

    It's pretty obvious that B deficiency is not a significant component of my problem, so I'm not sweating it, although I do take a supplement for it, it's relatively low dosage. I was just adding the sublingual B12 for a while on top of it all.
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    I never thought of it as a waste of money! hahaha But I guess if I'm taking it and subsequently peeing it out, I'm essentially peeing money, right? If only I could reuse it! hahahahahaha just kidding!

    B12 is a mood booster and since I want to eliminate my depression meds, B12 is a requirement. I don't mind. It's cheaper than my stupid anti-depressant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    Sabine, thanks for bringing up the statin! I never even thought of it! My MIL used to take Lipitor for her cholesterol. After she was diagnosed with fibro, they put her on Cymbalta for the fibro pain and she had to stop taking the lipitor because of drug interactions with the cymbalta...
    Oh no cymbalta, that is just EVIL!!! It ruined my sex-life for several years . When I weaned off the cymbalta because I got different meds I've been on an emotional roller coaster for 2 weeks, crying and laughing and FEELING! I knew the stuff was out of my system when I was able to have an orgasm again! Man, I hate that stuff, evil, E.V.I.L.!
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    I took it for depression... I don't know if she's still using Cymbalta or not. We don't talk about her condition really. It's weird. it's like my drive to help her by supplying her with any info I found drove a wedge between us and she doesn't talk anymore. And since she doesn't talk, I don't bother to ask anymore. Doesn't seem to do any good b/c she won't get into details and me asking questions or offering suggestions based on information I have gathered trying to understand her condition just seem to drive that wedge even deeper, so I don't bother anymore. Well, I do, I guess b/c I sent her the link to this journal and sent her some of the info from the link posted yesterday. But, I don't believe it does any good. She doesn't even thank me for the links anymore, so I assume she's just ignoring them or deleting them.

    Oh well... if she doesn't want to look, it's her pain, not mine, right? I tried to be a good daughter-in-law by sharing info I find. It's her job to implement, right?
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