I use the following : Amazon.com: Jarrow Formulas Ribose Muscle Edge Powder, 100g: Health & Personal Care
Amazon.com: SOURCE NATURALS Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 100mg 60 TAB: Health & Personal Care
Amazon.com: Source Naturals, Magnesium Malate 1250 mg 90 Tablets: Health & Personal Care
Amazon.com: Magnesium Chloride Flakes 2.2 lb (35.27 oz) Flakes by Swanson Ultra: Health & Personal Care
Amazon.com: THORNE RESEARCH - Deproloft-HF - 120 caps [Health and Beauty]: Health & Personal Care
The magnesium pills are larger than say extra strength Tylenol. Spring - you could try tricking them down in a spoon of applesauce or even use a pill cutter to halve them first.
The last item Deproloft-HF really has improved my quality of sleep. I started taking it for anxiety/depression. It helps me not feel so overwhelmed and makes me feel more relaxed and settled without making me feel like a zombie - which is what Cymbalta did. I will take it as long as I can afford it just for the improved sleep!!! And the good news - these are pretty small.
All the magnesium has helped my achiness and throbbing in my legs and back and I no longer have cramps in my feet in the middle of the night.
Spring - have you talked to your doctor about fibromyalgia? When mine was trying to figure out what was wrong with me, all my blood tests were perfectly normal. She did some kind of pressure point test to confirm it was FM. Just putting a name to it was a relief because I thought I was nuts to keep complaining about how bad I felt. I know I sounded crazy but it was true.
Smiling Elephant - (((HUGS))) Hang in there. If you are taking meds for fibromyalgia, wean off them slowly - coming off can be brutal and send you spiralling into worse pain. I took 4+ months to wean off Lyrica. I saw a chiropractor 1 - 2 times a week during that period. It was incredibly expensive to pay that co-pay but it really helped me deal with it. I wish I had known about magnesium and ribose back then!
FM just sucks.