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Can back pain, arthritis, bad knees and feet, obesity, depression, IBS ulcerated stomach and fibromyalgia be managed in anyway to improve one's overall health and lifestyle?

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Posted on Sat, 17 Oct 2020
Question: I have fibromyalgia, back pain(had surgery),arthritis, bad knees, bad feet, overweight, depressed(on meds.), ulcerated stomach, IBS, overspend, don't pay credit cards(I am afraid I won't have any money if I pay them), don't clean house, watch TV, sleep a lot, stay up all night, volunteer a lot, work 4 hours a week at a paying job, unhappy marriage, no sex(hurts), husband pays all of the necessary bills, doesn't want to upgrade or fix house problems(sink, siding, roof, floors, etc.), he only believes to fix it only if it is totally broken, we don't go on vacations any more( he wants to work all the time), he spends money on what he wants, makes me feel bad every time I ask him for money, doesn't throw anything away,

I take meds. for depression, fibromyalgia, thyroid, ulcerated stomach(2), restless leg and swelling ankles.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Healthy diet plan and exercise will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
You have multiple problems and are getting treated for some of them.
Back pain, arthritis, bad knees, bad feet - all of these problems are related to being overweight. Restricting the calorie intake and indulging in a regular exercise regime will help in reducing these problems. Ulcerated stomach and IBS needs dietary changes.
Avoid hot and spicy foods and beverages - they worsen symptoms.
If you smoke, stop smoking.
Eat small but frequent meals at regular intervals.
Avoid lying down immediately after a meal. A minimum of 2-3 hours should be lapsed after a meal.
Raise the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches by securing wood blocks under the bedposts. Just using extra pillows will not help.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (16 minutes later)
How can I exercise when I am in so much pain? Even walking causes me pain. I don't take meds. for pain specifically. I have used tramadol and hydrocodone but I don't want to become addicted. I know I need to eat right and exercise. I feel like I am out of control with everything.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Pain killers are needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Pain killers are needed to control the pain and then to maintain an active lifestyle. You need to get hydrocodone prescribed from your physician. Till then Aleve can help you to some extent.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can back pain, arthritis, bad knees and feet, obesity, depression, IBS ulcerated stomach and fibromyalgia be managed in anyway to improve one's overall health and lifestyle?

Brief Answer: Healthy diet plan and exercise will help. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. You have multiple problems and are getting treated for some of them. Back pain, arthritis, bad knees, bad feet - all of these problems are related to being overweight. Restricting the calorie intake and indulging in a regular exercise regime will help in reducing these problems. Ulcerated stomach and IBS needs dietary changes. Avoid hot and spicy foods and beverages - they worsen symptoms. If you smoke, stop smoking. Eat small but frequent meals at regular intervals. Avoid lying down immediately after a meal. A minimum of 2-3 hours should be lapsed after a meal. Raise the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches by securing wood blocks under the bedposts. Just using extra pillows will not help. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.