Finding A Cure For Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgai is a condition which affects nearly every single part of the body and is accompanied by extreme symptoms of pain and fatigue it can be very difficult to live with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgai if the symptoms are not properly managed. These symptoms (which are most often experienced for a long period of time before a diagnosis will have been given) can completely debilitate a person in such a way that even the simplest tasks of daily life are difficult to complete. Probably the first question out of a patient or family member’s mouth after a diagnosis of Fibromyalgai has been given will be “is there a cure”? The unfortunate answer is that at this time there is not a cure for the condition of Fibromyalgai; however, the good news is that there are treatment options that are available to helping to manage the symptoms of Fibromyalgai and reducing the impact that the condition has on the patient.
So what is Fibromyalgai?
For those who aren’t quite familiar with the condition of Fibromyalgai, it is important to understand that this isn’t a new condition, quite the opposite actually because in fact research shows it has been around for centuries, just the medical term that we know as
“Fibromyalgia” wasn’t given until the early 1980’s. Yes studies show that conditions very similar (if not the same!) as Fibromyalgai was described as far back as Babylonian times and famous people such as Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, and Frida Kahlo have all had symptoms that are now thought to be what is called Fibromyalgai. The condition of Fibromyalgia was thought for years to be a psychological condition, however it is important to understand that Fibromyalgia is in fact a real medical condition with real symptoms that must be properly treated and managed.
What are the Symptoms?
The two main symptoms of Fibromyalgai are chronic musculoskeletal pain and extreme fatigue. These symptoms can be overwhelming if not properly treated and for the Fibromyalgai sufferer who has just been diagnosed the fact that there is no cure at the time can be extremely devastating. Other symptoms that commonly occur with the condition of Fibromyalgia include insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and dizziness, nausea, ringing in the ears, as well as vision problems, Depression and anxiety, concentration and memory problems, headaches and migraines, as well as joint stiffness and muscle tension. Dealing with these symptoms and coming up with a plan to manage these symptoms is extremely important for those who suffer from Fibromyalgai.
How Can the Symptoms be Managed?
The best form of treatment for the condition of Fibromyalgia involves managing the symptoms, at least until is until a cure can be found sometime in the future. Fibromyalgia management is any treatment option that will help to reduce the symptoms and allow the Fibromyalgai sufferer to more easily live a “normal” life. There isn’t any one size fits all approach to managing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, rather the best approach is one that is taken to treat the personal symptoms on an individual basis. Some of the most commonly used treatment options for managing the symptoms that accompany the condition of Fibromyalgia are as follows:
- Medications – Prescription medications as well as over the counter medications are commonly used to treat the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. The most common medications are those that will help to reduce inflammation (such as over the counter NSAIDs), Anticonvulsants, Antidepressants, Analgesics, as well as many different types of medications or creams to help reduce the pain many Fibromyalgia sufferers experience.
- Lifestyle Changes – an alternative to the use of medications is to adapt an overall healthier and more holistic lifestyle that will help to reduce the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Some of these lifestyle changes should include diet and nutrition, exercise routines, as well as stress reduction techniques and even smoking cessation in order to reduce the symptoms that are experienced on a daily basis.
- Therapies – another option that can work for symptom reduction of Fibromyalgai is the use of therapies like acupuncture, biofeedback, massage, and chiropractic care as well as relaxation techniques such as Yoga and Tia Chi which can help to reduce stress and therefore can help to reduce symptoms.
- Supplements – lastly an option for managing the symptoms of Fibromyalgai is the use of supplements. Supplements are an excellent alternative to medications because they do not cause side effects and they do not become habit forming. Some of the supplements commonly used to treat the symptoms of Fibromyalgai include Vitamin D, SAMe, Fish Oil, Magnesium, Brown Seaweed Extract, B-Complex Vitamins, and even 5-Hydroxytryptophan.