Has anyone had a similar experience with FM ? 👍

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 I took OTC non drowsy group antihistamines for allergies and noticed that my pain dropped considerably.

It worked far better than the pain medication. I was a little confused so I googled "Fibromyalgia and antihistamines". I was surprised to read that many people have had the same results. There are also some studies going on regarding pain reduction from antihistamines. 

This is not a long term fix because antihistamines are not meant to be taken daily, but it sure helped on many difficult days.

It is critical to have your doctors' approval before beginning this as they may interact with other medications you take or your special conditions may make daily use inadvisable. 

These medications work by interrupting the chemical cascade related to allergic responses. They may also, coincidentally, interrupt the cascade related to pain.

I am interested in hearing from others and experiences with antihistamines.😀

 

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    How very, very interesting.

    My allergy/immunologist has instructed me to be proactive with my allergies and take either Allegra or Zyrtec each morning, Benadryl ay night. She did not limit my usr of these medications.

    I will now closely monitor my fibromyalgia to see what effect the antihistamines have, if any.

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    Antihistamines are designed to reduce inflammation in your sinuses but it does relieve inflammation throughout your body. That's why you are feeling better.

    Just make sure your antihistamine does not have acetaminophen in it. While acetaminophen is a pain relievers it is not meant to be taken long term and can cause liver and kidney damage.

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      Thank you for sharing that info. I had no idea antihistamines were an antiinflamatary or had acetaminophen. I did know to take acetaminophen only so many mg a day .i take both separately.

      Take Otc Zurtec.

       

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      Zyrtec is fine. I take it on a regular basis for allergies and sinusitis. As far as I know, it does not have acetaminophen. It's when I have to switch to a stronger sinus medication that I have to worry and watch my dosage because some of the otc have a combo. And they can have interactions with other medications.

      As for antihistamines, they can reduce swelling and other inflammation from irritants but glad it's helping you on bad days. That's a bonus.

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    Anti inflammation meds i think will always help in some way. Inflammation okay a stong  role. Be careful with allergy meds they have side effects too and arent really good for blood pressure and such.dehydrate so be very sure to drink a lot.
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      Very true. Thank you Lisa. I have dry eyes and take the type that seems to not dry out my eyes. There are some anti histames safe  for BP. And diabetes. Ckecked with the pharmist or Doctor. 

      Happy Holidayds🎄🎄😊

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