Feelings, Do They Really Matter?
We all have feelings, often times our feelings about something dictates our reaction or response. Feelings are relevant and should be upheld and having some importance in certain areas of our life especially when it comes to medical practices, however when it comes to personal health and wellbeing do they matter if the feelings we are having toward something is contrary to what is best for us? When a diagnosis such as fibromyalgia has been made often times the pain outweighs the ability to think straight in regards to selecting the appropriate treatment.
Fibromyalgia is painful and can have a lasting effect on a person’s body, however rushing into a treatment plan is not the most intelligent idea and consequences could be had as a result. Quick relief is often the first gut instinct when asked about fibromyalgia pain relief options. Fibromyalgia affects the joints and muscles and can cause body-wide pains in eighteen different locations on the body. All over pain such as that common with fibromyalgia can affect daily life and the mobility thereof, however does one rush into a prescription based treatment before considering the consequences thereof? Fibromyalgia has no known cure so whichever treatment is to be implemented must be one that can be handled safely for an extended period of time possibly even indefinitely.
Side Effects: Is It Worth It?
Prescription medications are used to bring pain under control, improve sleep, increase energy and help improve the mood of fibromyalgia sufferers; however they do come with a long list of side effects.
Common Side Effects Of Prescription Medications:
- Blurred Vision
- Decreased sexual desire or ability
- Dry mouth
- Increased Sweating
- Increased Urination
- Loss of Appetite
- Numbness or tingling of the skin
- Stomach Upset
- Trouble Sleeping
Severe Side Effects Of Prescription Medications:
- Difficulty Breathing
- Tightness in the chest
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- Bizarre Behavior
- Black or Bloody Stools
- Chest Pain
- Decreased Concentration
- Decreased Coordination
- Exaggerated Reflexes
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Fever, chills or sore throat
- Memory Loss
- New or worsening mental or mood changes (examples: agitation, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness or inability to sit still)
- Persistent or severe ringing in the ears
- Persistent, painful erection
- Red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- Severe or persistent anxiety or trouble sleeping
- Severe or persistent headache or dizziness
- Significant weight loss
- Stomach pain
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Unusual bone pain or unexplained swelling
- Tenderness or bruising
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
- Unusual weakness
- Vision changes
- Worsening of depression
Is There Another Option?
You may be wondering if there is another option to prescription medications. The answer is yes, there are other options that provide relief from fibromyalgia pain and discomfort without running the risk of long-term effects. Natural fibromyalgia treatments offer patients methods that are safe to use for an extended period of time. Treatment options would include:
- Massage Therapy
- Chiropractic Care