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    You are so right, getting those zeds is crucial to recovering

    Are you taking a Tricyclic? That is the preferred treatment. There is significant risk if you suddenly stop taking these types of drugs and you should taper down very slowly if you want to come of

    Are you exercising? Weights once a week combined with daily stretching (steady state, relaxed so-called 'developmental' stretching is best with focus on tissue release.)

    Have you considered using a self-myofascial release roller? might be painful at first but a highly effective treatment that will release endorphins and help with pain whilst calming the nervous system and aids sleep

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    I love my foam roller! KR is right. It'll hurt like the dickens at first, but it's worth it to release all those adhesions. Also check into Active Release Techniques. Some chiropractors do it. Mine does. It hurts horribly, but afterwards things are really loosened up. Think trigger point massage therapy on steroids. They also have a thing called Cold Laser Therapy that is supposed to help with trigger points and pain as well, but from what I understand is not covered by insurance.
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    yup

    there are a whole bunch of manual therapies that can help but stretching, weight training and rolling will do masses of good and I recommend it everyone

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    I've never heard of the roller thing............. more info on that please Maybe a link to a good site for info or purchase?
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    This is good info the runner......... but is there any info as to how this technique can benefit the person with fibromyalgia? I would think hitting on the tender points would be extremely painful, and except for the few really tough ones, most would give it up to avoid that pain.

    I will do some research on the topic......... thanks for bringing it up
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    Decide on an exercise plan you can/will do consistently during the 30-60 days and then do it.

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    "This study demonstrated that massage-myofascial release
    therapy reduces the sensitivity to pain at tender points in
    patients with fibromyalgia, improving their pain perception.
    Release of fascial restrictions in these patients also reduces
    anxiety levels and improves sleep quality, physical function,
    and physical role. Massage-myofascial program can be
    considered as an alternative and complementary therapy that
    can achieve transient improvements in the symptoms of
    these patients."

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    you can find a foam roll at Target or Walmart, or buy one on line. They're cheap if you get the generic white roller. I'd recommend a 6 inch roller for large muscles and a 3-4 inch roller for little muscles or areas where more care should be given (like the low back).

    You can also get "The Stick" (or the alternate brand: Tiger Tail) which is a hand held roller which will offer varying degrees of pressure on the areas.

    With the foam roller, the pressure is provided by your body being placed on the roller. The Stick is place ON your body using your hands to provide the pressure - much like rolling out dough - allowing you to provide light or heavy pressure as needed.

    I used all three - a 6", 3 1/2" roller and The Stick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    I would think hitting on the tender points would be extremely painful, and except for the few really tough ones, most would give it up to avoid that pain.
    As a non-fibro suffer, *I* will attest that it hurts to do this, unless you keep up with it. I'm hit or miss with it, but have noticed that if I keep up with it, it is less and less painful each time - especially if I do it more than once a day - as the adhesions don't have a chance to build up again.

    GREAT article, KR.
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