I have Fibromyalgia


I have Fibromyalgia and just this week, last night and the night before, I started Epson salt baths. My question is, is it normal to feel worse? I spent most of the day yesterday in bed. I could not stand for my grands to touch me. My two year old granddaughter climbed in my lap and it hurt so badly, I was in tears. My bowel habits have not changed either.

I have a large soaking tub and I used 32oz Epson salts and 16oz baking soda – not enough or too much? I was so hoping it would help me rest but it has not. I added some Young Living EO, Peace and Calming. I would have used lavender but did not have any.

Thank you.

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Nina 3 years 0 Answers 928 views 0

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  1. Yes it's hell isn't it. I have just written a list of things i can do that seem small but perhaps if I regularly do them it will help.

  2. Thank you Vanessa McCann Holly and Heather Hoffman. Heather, I guess I was thinking that since the tub is large, it would be diluted. But it makes sense to start low and build. Thanks again.

  3. Lurdes Peixoto, while in the tub, I am rubbing my feet. I have a chart. Is this what you're suggesting?

  4. From magnesium to body brushing.

  5. Only need a few cups of epsom salt & 1 cup baking soda

  6. You can also try himalayan salts! Has MORE minerals

  7. I'm using an DuTerra EO blend that has worked very well for helping me fall asleep. It's called liquid Xanax. It is Serenity & Balance.

  8. What does the baking soda do?

  9. Baking soda is like a turbo booster!

    Baking soda is known for its cleansing ability and even has anti-fungal properties.[3] It also leaves skin very soft.

  10. Thanks y'all. Vanessa McCann Holly, I just recently signed up with YL so I will do some research to find the right EO for my issues.

  11. YL is MLM! You can do it with any EO! Much cheaper

  12. Good quality EOs are great but yes I'd say slowly build up – remember this is detoxing ur body.
    Did u drink 1-2 glasses of water b4 & after? Also did u rinse after bath? Otherwise salt can continue to dehydrate u too.

  13. Lisa McDonald, the answer to both questions is no! Thank you so much, I will try that next time. BTW, Love your profile pic.

  14. Check out YouTuber ; Tannyraw. She healed from an autoimmune disorder.

  15. Are you supposed to rinse after sitting in the tub of baking soda and magnesium

  16. Nina Ballinger Spiers I have Fibro. too, and have had a similar problem since supplementing with mag and baths. I don't know why. My muscles feel 10 times better,but the fatigue got 10 times worse.

  17. could be because its pulling the toxins out – make sure your drinking lots of water too

  18. 32 oz of Epsom salts sounds like way too much to me.

    folks are saying 2 cups Epsom salt to 1 cup baking soda. i'm not so scientific. i do 4 palm fulls of Epsom salt to 2 palm fulls of baking soda.

    everyone is different, but this combo makes me feel really relaxed.

  19. I use 1 cup Epsom salt, 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup peroxide with few drops lavender and I only do at bedtime as it relaxes me totally and removes my pain. I've found the hotter the water more effective and stay in till the water cools. Also submerging water up to chin immersing carotid and putting face in water even more effective. Most effective to wet brush while soaking in tub.

  20. glad you brought up brushing Tami.
    i've never been able to find anything on the web that says dry brushing is better than wet.

    i soak, then brush, then clean with a loofa…

  21. Not sure Lisa but it seems to be an excellent combination when done together.

  22. Nina Ballinger Spiers, it sounds like a lot of epsom salts. I do about 1 1/2 cup. if you can stick with the plan to stay med free, your body will thank you. I have been med free for 15 years (fibro, OA, RA, PPS) juicing which gave me an influx of vitamins and minerals made a huge difference. Have been using magnesium for about 9 years now. (Not so much the epsom salts, I only do them when I have been standing and busy the whole day) I use Calm for internal use, and the Calm oil or gel for topical use. makes a huge difference. In our group we always tell people to start using magnesium. Ticks me off that doctors prefer meds over magnesium. Magnesium can help with so many of the symptoms.

  23. I would always rinse off & ALWAYS drink more water regardless of the method of Mg soak.
    Its just IMHO & I don't have time to pull resources right now but please consider stopping the wet brushing as it damages ur skin (seriously) I dry brush 1st allowing my body to do a proper lymphatic drainage then get into the hot bath.
    There are tons of medical journals u can find to show dry is preferable to wet brushing (especially if detoxing is what ur doing)

  24. Some people have a particular gene mutation that results in an inability to detox sulfur from the body, it's a CBS pathway up regulation. You can have a test done at 23andme.com for $99 to find all of your SNPs that may be hindering your recovery.

  25. Interesting article Jennifer & boy its $$
    I might believe a little more in her article is she wasn't promoting her own products!

  26. We don't do Epsom Salts because of the sulfur. Could you try the magnesium chloride instead?

  27. I'm know not everybody has money for testing just lying around, but $99 is very cheap for genetic testing compared to years ago, and it can reveal many areas where you have issues that you're not yet aware of. I'm just getting my results now and I'm amazed at how it seems to explain certain things I've struggled with for years! I tried her Remag and it didn't do much for me so I switched to Jigsaw and saw better results.

  28. I would consider going to a genetic counselor if you want to know about your genetics. 23andMe does not offer explanation of the findings and you sometimes need a genetic counselor to ask questions about any mutations and get resources from them.

  29. Be wary of direct-to-consumer genetic testing right now… It's not being regulated as it should. Going through a genetic counselor for testing is the best way currently.

  30. Is the sulfur in ESalts bad?

  31. from the article:

    "But as the FDA frets about the accuracy of 23andMe's tests, it is missing their true function, and consequently the agency has no clue about the real dangers they pose. The Personal Genome Service isn't primarily intended to be a medical device. It is a mechanism meant to be a front end for a massive information-gathering operation against an unwitting public.

    Sound paranoid? Consider the case of Google. (One of the founders of 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki, is presently married to Sergei Brin, the founder of Google.)"

  32. We've had this discussion before in another thread. Yes, the test is cheap because they anonymously aggregate our data and sell it to pharmaceutical companies for research. That's not a secret. HIPAA laws are in place to ensure it remains anonymous. That article was written with a lot of hyperbole and language to feed paranoia and mistrust … buy into it if you want. At the end of the day, I'm sick of being sick, and I need to know my SNPs and mutations to get better so I'm willing to take the risk. And I don't really care who knows if I'm heterozygous for MTHFR, as long as *I* know it and can improve my regimen accordingly.

  33. Considering the crap the FDA regularly spews out, you'll forgive me if I don't look to them to be an unbiased voice of reason.

  34. Sulfur isn's bad but for certain people it can cause overloaded detox pathways so we have to be careful.

  35. Jennifer Highfield Castro – Go see a genetic counselor. If you're in a place that is not close, they do phone and sometimes video consults. This is the best way to find your SNPs and insurance might cover it! http://nsgc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=164

  36. Yes I was considering working with a genetic counselor with my 23andme results.

  37. The genetic counselor can order the test for you. 23andMe is a broad test that won't show everything. A GC can order a specific test for what you are looking for that might be cheaper and give you more information. I've shadowed a lot of GC's as I'm working to become one and all of the ones I've talked to said that 23andMe is not a good test and is sometimes not 100% accurate.

  38. I already did the 23andme.

  39. Well, hopefully it can give you the answers you're looking for.

  40. Didn't someone post something here recently saying that fibromyalgia is a selenium deficiency? I think it was maybe this: http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=661E49B227D4FB2C276D83AD6564BBA7

  41. there was a study where ladies who took selenium daily had lower risks of breast cancer

  42. A friend of mine who has suffered for years with Fybromyalgia is feeling incredibly so much better and off all medication after drinking Aloe Vera inner leaf gel with chronatin Msm and Glucosamine as well as a few other natural supplements, I'm sure she would share her story with you if any of you would like to message her? Hope you feel better soon

  43. if you are sensitive to sulfur Epsom salts (magnesium SULFate) may bother you and manesium flakes (magnesium chloride ) is a better choice for those people who want to soak.

  44. Kelly how would someone know if they were sensitive to the sulfate?

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