Drugs Might Not Be The Solution
Fibromyalgia treatment can be very elusive at times as one can sometimes not know how or what treatment could work the best for them. If this is the case for you, please consult with your primary care physician to discover the options available as well as to determine which of those options of fibromyalgia treatment is best for you. Many physicians will recommend a prescription drug instead of a holistic method of treatment because of the specific knowledge that the doctor has concerning the meds over the less knowledge about natural methods of treatment. pain meds, a narcotic-like anti-inflammatory, and sleep medications, a muscle relaxer / hypno-drug, are the meds of choice for most doctors yet these meds were not designed for fibromyalgia treatment; they are just now used for stopping the symptoms of the fibromyalgia by loosening the muscles and also calming some emotional issues as well. Be warned though, because the pain meds and the sleep medications come with many side effects that can harm the fibromyalgia sufferer.
Bad Foods For Fibro Patients
Fibro patients have to be careful as to what foods they eat because certain combination or separate foods can cause fibro flare ups which can be very painful. Here are a few of those foods:
- Aspartame – Aspartame is known to aggravate already painful symptoms. There are other artificial sweeteners that don’t seem to have the same affect that aspartame does. MSG and other food additives can cause pain to intensify, so these items should be avoided.
- Carbs – While there is no hard evidence that eliminating simple carbohydrates, yeast or gluten from a person’s diet will have a huge impact on a the condition of fibromyalgia, it has been proven to reduce some related pain and fatigue for those that that suffer with fibromyalgia. It can also help reduce symptoms of chronic yeast infections.
- Caffeine – Caffeine tends to provide fast energy to someone who needs a pick me up, but it is not true energy that will last for any long length of time. In fact once the caffeine wears out, it can then leave the person feeling more fatigued than before. Something a patient with fibromyalgia should avoid due to their already existing fatigue symptom.
- Nightshade Plants – Nightshade plants are nutritious plants that are known to possibly trigger fibromyalgia symptoms as well as various types of arthritis. Some types of nightshade plants can include:
- Bell peppers and chili
Massaging The Lot Away
The two main symptoms that are presented by the condition of Fibromyalgia are fatigue and pain. Massage therapy can aid in lessening both of these symptoms by helping the Fibromyalgia suffer to be able to experience less pain, obtain more sleep, and also to help relax some of the tightened and stiff muscles that can contribute to much of the pain. Research has proven that the use of massage therapy as a form of Fibromyalgia treatment can help Fibromyalgia sufferers experience deeper levels of sleep and lessen levels of pain and fatigue. The way that massage therapy accomplishes this is by using the different forms of massage to help oxygenate the body as a whole which can decrease the severity of symptoms that a Fibromyalgia sufferer will experience. Massage therapy can help Fibromyalgia sufferers find relief from their symptoms specifically by:
- Improving Sleep
- Reducing Swelling, Pain, and Stiffness in the Joints & Muscles
- Decreasing Anxiety & Stress
- Increasing Blood Circulation
- Increasing Flexibility
Usually Coupled With A Massage
Coping with fibromyalgia is particularly difficult because the symptoms are invisible as well as chronic and a person can’t simply “get over” fibromyalgia with the passage of neither time nor wishful thinking, no matter how much they may want to. So therefore, among other alternative methods, aromatherapy promises to help fibromyalgia sufferers decrease their pain, while improving their mood and outlook on life. Oils can help individuals with fibromyalgia. They can relieve the pain of fibromyalgia. The pain relief people experience is repeatedly noticeable and swift. This in itself is a most wonderful thing because pain can be taken care of naturally, decreasing the risk of the unwanted side effects as well as reducing the possibility of addiction to painkillers. Oils can have an obvious effect on one’s psychological and emotional state. Oils have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, therefore positively affecting the mind. Oils have the potential to:
- Relieve anxiety
- Improve sleep
- Increase concentration
- Relieve depression