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US Woman Tries Unusual Treatment For Fibromyalgia

Saturday 20 April 2019


From US newspaper the Record-Courier:


Donna Diemer
Donna Diemer talks about her fibromyalgia, which made it
impossible to enjoy her grandson as much as she wanted to.
(Photo: Kevin Graff, Record-Courier)

Cuyahoga Falls woman tries unusual treatment for fibromyalgia

By Bob Gaetjens, Reporter
April 7, 2019
© Copyright 2006-2019 GateHouse Media, LLC. All rights reserved • GateHouse News.

While many struggle to find solutions to coping with the pain of fibromyalgia, one Cuyahoga Falls woman, Donna Diemer, said she’s found one that works for her.

She takes the expectorant guaifenesin, which is normally used to help clear sinuses and the chest of mucus congestion. She said the medication is available over-the-counter and has helped her overcome the excruciating pain of fibromyalgia.

Diemer, 56, said she went from being a super-fit, diet-conscious person who relished the outdoors to being a borderline invalid.

“I would scream all night long, rolling over because of the pain; I would crawl to get things done because of the pain,” she said.

She had reached the point where she was considering filing for disability, but the disease was affecting her personal life, as well.

“I dive-bombed very quickly; I couldn’t even bend over to pick anything up,” she said. “I have a grandson, and I couldn’t hold him; I couldn’t be there; I couldn’t even kneel on the floor.”


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