Effectively Treating Fibromyalgia
Being able to effectively treat Fibromyalgia can be somewhat of a tricky task to take on. However, it isn’t an impossible task. The key to properly and effectively treating Fibromyalgia is to approach each individual differently as the symptoms and severity of symptoms that occur in each individual will vary. There are many different options when it comes to Fibromyalgia treatment and finding a personalized treatment plan that will provide relief is possible if a little research and trial and error can be completed.
The use of prescription medications is a route that is sometimes unavoidable. And while the commonly used medications for Fibromyalgia treatment are beneficial at providing relief it should be noted that many of them can be both habit forming and/or cause negative side effects. Most commonly the types of mediations used for Fibromyalgia treatment are the use of Analgesics, Antidepressants, as well as the use of Muscle Relaxants.
- Analgesics are used primarily to help ease pain and stiffness that is caused by Fibromyalgia.
- Antidepressants are used to help promote sleep as fatigue is one of the leading symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
- Muscle Relaxants can also aid in promoting sleep as well as relaxing the muscles (as the names states) in order to provide symptom relief.
Supplemental treatment for Fibromyalgia patients has been proven highly successful and beneficial in many different studies and clinical trials. Some of the most commonly used supplements for the treatment of Fibromyalgia include the use of Melatonin, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Magnesium, B-Complex Vitamins, as well as MSM (Methyl sulfonyl methane).
Herbal remedies, just like supplements, can be successful in effectively treating Fibromyalgia. This is especially true for those individuals who either cannot, or choose not, to use the route of prescription medications. If the route of herbal remedies is choses as a treatment option it is important that it is done under the care of a physician who can monitor health and/or any interactions or reactions. Some of the most commonly used herbal remedies for Fibromyalgia treatment are Chamomile, Black Currant Seed Oil (BCSO), Bromelain, as well as Ginseng and Ginko Biloba.
Another option when it comes to Fibromyalgia treatment is to alter the overall lifestyle of the Fibromyalgia sufferer in order to decrease the symptoms that are experienced on a daily basis. The concept of overall or whole health well-being has actually proven extremely successful when it comes to showing results in decreasing Fibromyalgia symptoms. A few of the lifestyle changes that can be addressed are made in the areas of stress reduction, sleep, exercise, as well as overall health.
- Stress Reduction is important when it comes to treating Fibromyalgia symptoms. Stress is a factor which can increase or exacerbate the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. There are many different techniques for accomplishing stress reduction the key is finding what works for the individual Fibromyalgai sufferer.
- Sleep is also extremely important when it comes to Fibromyalgai sufferers. It’s important that enough rest is obtained in order to battle the fatigue, but that not too much sleep is had creating over grogginess. One approach to regulating the sleep among Fibromyalgia patients is to get on a sleep and wake schedule.
- Exercise is important for Fibromyalgai sufferers, but this lifestyle change must be properly approached and accomplished very carefully. Gradual and regular exercise has been proven beneficial for providing Fibromyalgai symptom relief.
- Overall Health is more important that some individuals realize when it comes to treating Fibromyalgia symptoms. Keeping a balance between no attempting to do too much or too little and keeping the body in a healthy state of well-being will in fact decrease symptoms.
There are many different treatment plans that fall into the category of “alternative options.” These alternative options have arisen because of the need for finding treatment and relief from symptoms when traditional medical routes were not working. Many of the alternative options that are listed are not necessarily “new” treatment plans, and many of these treatments have been around for long periods of time. Some of the alternative options include the use of massage, chiropractic care, acupuncture, Myofascial release therapy, water therapy, acupressure, yoga, aromatherapy, biofeedback, as well as the use of cognitive therapies and relaxation exercises.