has anyone tried a supplement called D-Ribose? I ahve been on it about 2 weeks and this stuff has really helped me. i still have pain and still tire but I no longer have the crushing fatigue that always made me feel 99 yrs old and on my last legs.
This stuff is made by different companies. It is sold on-line and by GNC, probably most health stores too. It comes in capsules or a mixable powder. No real side effects. I did get a mild headache when i started it, that seems to be common, but the headaches have gone. I guess my body adjusted. It is used by athletes and patients ith congestive heart failure. can be used long term.
let me know if you have any questions. i am so happy i found this stuff. Read about it on the About.com Fibro blog and then did some reserch on my own.
My husband says he is a believer too, and he thinks all supplements are hooey if not dangerous...
Noticed my fingernails are growing normally again too. I could not get them to grow, even just a little, no matter what I tried. Weird.
meeting with my MD tomorrow and demanidng why she did not suggestthis to me years ago. I could have had a much better last 3 yrs.......!!!!
oh well, I'll take a good therapy no matter when it comes, I guess.
No, if anyone has suggestions about how to get my IBS flares under contriol i would really appreciate them.
Cheers and Good Luck! It really has helped me feel "almost normal" again!!!!!
judy in Newport