Fibromyalgia sufferers beware! There are many way that you can treat fibromyalgia but most physicians will give you pill which can be a very bad idea and a not so bad one…let me explain. There is no cure for fibromyalgia so you have to treat the symptoms and every medication used for fibromyalgia treatment was not originally designed for that purpose. Anti-depressants, anti-convulsants, anti-inflammatory meds and muscle relaxants are used as an off-label use to help minimize the frequency and intensity of the fibromyalgia and its symptoms. The not-so bad thing is that they do help minimize some if not most of the symptoms with ease but the bad thing is that because they weren’t made for the prophylaxis of fibromyalgia specifically, they bring with them many side effects that can cause more pain than help with treating fibromyalgia this way.
Other Issues Can Be Present
When you get fibromyalgia, you might also be prone to pick up one or two of these other conditions as well. Polymyalgia Rheumatica is most common in people older than 50 and can also cause morning stiffness and headaches which also common symptoms in people with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is probably most likely to be confused for this inflammatory disorder. Its characteristic pain and stiffness in the hips, neck, and shoulders are all common in fibromyalgia patients too.
Many fibromyalgia patients have trouble sleeping. The unfortunate thing about this is that sleeping better could actually improve their symptoms. Sometimes, the pain from fibromyalgia itself could be interfering with sleep. However, there is another condition that can cause sleep problems and tiredness upon waking. Sleep apnea may be the problem keeping you up at night. A person with sleep apnea tends to snore and stop breathing for several seconds or more while asleep, then snorts and gasps for breath. The results are fitful sleep and feeling tired upon waking. Treating the sleep disorder should lead to better sleep, even if fibromyalgia symptoms persist.
Save You Energy And Adapt Easier
Ever feel that you haven’t the strength to get out of bed in the morning? Well, fatigue is one of the greatest symptoms, other than pain, that individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia complain about. It is important for adequate rest to be obtained when and where possible, and for energy saving to be a standard of life. If a person’s job or activities leaves them with little or no energy then consideration for changing the way work, commitments, projects, hobbies, as well as family or friends effects their energy levels.
Learning to adapt to a condition like fibromyalgia can be a big task mentally and emotionally to take on, let alone physically. The pain of Fibromyalgia can affect the way individuals move about because bending over or reaching above their heads can lead to experiencing pain. Adapting to a way of life while living with Fibromyalgia is vital, individuals can do this by becoming creative and modifying the way they complete tasks in order to lessen the pain.
Needles That Bring Relief
Acupuncture as a therapy originated as traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patents of energy that flow through the body are and essential to total body health. Acupuncture uses stimulation of specific acu-points on the skin by inserting needles that range in length from 1 cm to 10 cm. A typical treatment involves the use of 5 to 15 needles and the generally the acu-points vary during each treatment session. Acupuncture aims to treat the particular symptoms that are unique to each Fibromyalgia sufferer. Individual treatment is vital for achieving relief as each person deals with and experiences differing Fibromyalgia symptoms. Studies have proven that in fact acupuncture can be beneficial to providing relief in Fibromyalgia sufferers especially in regards to pain and relaxation which aids in lessening fatigue. Many individuals who have used Fibromyalgia as a course of treatment for Fibromyalgia symptoms reported having an overall decrease in pain after only one session, and most reported an ability to fall asleep naturally and sleep deeper and longer on the nights that followed an acupuncture session. Other areas which acupuncture can be of benefit to Fibromyalgia Sufferers are by:
ü Lessens Pain
ü Lessens Fatigue
ü Increasing Energy Levels
ü Increases Relaxation
ü Aids in Immunity (Better overall Health)
ü Very Low Risk
ü No Drug Interactions