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Fibromyalgia and Asthma

Anyone else get diagnosed with fibromyalgia like me with my asthma too?


  1. Hi elizabeth - nice to see you posting here again. It's been awhile and I do hope you are doing well. We haven't seen you here since the fall of 2021, so I think a 'welcome back!' is in order!
    While I'm hopeful others in the community will see your inquiry and respond by sharing their own personal experiences with you, I have something to contribute as well.
    We have a number of articles, published right here on asthma.net, in which fibromyalgia is mentioned. I thought you might want to look them over and see if they provide you with the type of information you are looking for.
    For your convenience, here is a link to those articles: https://asthma.net/search?s=fibromyalgia.
    Please let us know is this is helpful for you.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

    1. Just want to say hello, Elizabeth! I hope you are doing well -- it is good to see you here again. Sorry about the fibro diagnosis. Fibromyalgia can occur in all kinds of people, and I'm sure that includes a sizable number of asthmatics. If you are on Facebook, I know there are various groups created by and for people with fibromyalgia. Perhaps you can make some good connections that way.

      We are always glad to see updates from our regular members like you, even if it's for a new struggle. You know where to find us! Take care. -Melissa, asthma.net team

      1. I can't handle looking at stuff with a diagnosis I get cos it does my mental health in

      2. I get that 100%. Sometimes it helps to do more research but other times it can make things more taxing. I am glad you know what you need to do to take care of your mental health! I do not have a fibro diagnosis, but I suffer from a lot of chronic pain from other health conditions so I can relate to that struggle. Thanks for your post! I hope you get some relief soon -Corinne, moderator

    2. Hi, Elizabeth,
      I have fibermyalgia and asthma. It's a tough diagnosis to have mainly because I have found due to the lack of available pain treatment, it usually ignored. There are a few things that I have found that kinda take the edge off, but I am not usually pain free unless I am on steroids for my asthma. All muscles need magnesium to function and relax. Not be so tight. The best supplement for that is magnesium oxide 400mg, at bedtime, it's a mineral, like a vitamin your body needs to function every day. It's hard to eat enough food to get enough magnesium every day especially if you have asthma. Your breathing requires more than a person without asthma would especially during an asthma attack and/or on steroids. Secondly, some form of mild exercise, walking, ect helps. Keep moving.
      3rd if I am in a lot of pain a hot Epsom salt bath really helps.
      4th, I also take Tumeric with black pepper, it's also an anti-inflammatory supplement that reduces inflammation and swelling in the body which is generally what causes the pain.
      5th Tylenol, or Motrin, or Alieve can help with pain. Pick one.
      6th diet helps, I have found the Mediterranean diet which is an anti-inflammatory diet helps. For me, the less carbs I eat the less pain. Not sure if it has something to do with gluten.
      Of course, talk with your dr, but all of these things are over the counter, readily available at any pharmacy and they help me. I hope this helps you some.

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