Get Some Sleep, Drugs And Safe Supplements
At the moment that you are diagnosed with the condition of fibromyalgia, you will most likely want to know how that condition will affect you and what symptoms will be involved in the chronic nature of the condition. Now with most illnesses, you try to target the cause of the illness as to target the symptoms will only mask the illness and not eliminate it. Yet when it comes to fibromyalgia, there is little known about the exact cause but we do know that fibromyalgia are initiated by triggers. Therefore, if there is no cure for the condition, then the only option you are left with is to muffle the effects that the symptoms have on you. Fibromyalgia symptoms could be anything from depression to sore muscles to anxiety to extreme joint pain which almost every fibromyalgia sufferer experiences. You have to minimize the symptoms to gain any relief and the only way to minimize the symptoms of a fibromyalgia episode is to use on a regular basis a fibromyalgia treatment option.
Sleep Depravity And Other Fibro Issues
Because pain is the common denominator of fibromyalgia other areas of life become complicated such as an individual’s ability to sleep. Sleep disturbance is only one area where life becomes complicated, the aching of the muscles can prevent the patient from being able to physically relax and allow sleep to sweep over him or her. The lack of sleep results in the patient waking feeling extremely fatigued and as if he or she has not rested even though the patient may have spent eight or more hours in his or her bed. Studies have shown that fibromyalgia patient tend to be at a higher risk for developing or are already having sleeping problems like restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea. Sleep or the lack of sleep is a big deal to most individuals but for the fibromyalgia patients the lack of sleep is only the icing on the cake and the start of further coexisting life complications such as:
v Irritable Bowel Syndrome
v Memory or Cognitive Problems
v Tension or Migraine Headaches
v Impaired Speech
Anti-inflammatory medications are available both as prescriptions and over-the-counter. These prescription medications can help reduce the pain that fibromyalgia sufferers go through as a result of excessive physical activity among other conditions. However, because of the side effects those anti-inflammatory medications have on the lining of the stomach they should only be taken as needed and when absolutely necessary one example would be the drug known as pain meds. Now, pain meds is an easily addictive drug if not taken as prescribed. You have to be extremely cautious as addictive like pain meds or Oxycotin can begin to control your life and in the end ruin it as will sell your life away to get one more high.
The Non-Addictive Approach
Some doctors, yet very few, have seen the research done on those who have fibro pain and the vitamin, mineral and herbal supplement deficiencies and choose to recommend a natural approach. Here are a few of the supplements that can aid in your fibro relief:
v Vitamin D – Research has shown that Vitamin D can help with the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. In fact, one specific study shows that individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia have lower levels of Vitamin D, thus increasing Vitamin D can help to lessen the symptoms caused by Fibromyalgia.
v B- Complex Vitamins – All of the B- Complex vitamins (Folic Acid, Riboflavin, and Thiamine) can help to lessen inflammation that often causes the painful symptoms, these vitamins can also help to maintain muscle tone which is an added bonus to those with Fibromyalgia.
v 5-HTP – Research has shown that in individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia when 5-HTP was used as a treatment, individuals reported a significant decrease in their tender points as well as the amount of pain they were experiencing on a daily basis. Other benefits noted with the use of 5-HTP were improvements in sleep, morning stiffness, anxiety, as well as fatigue.
v Fish Oil – Fish oil has omega-3 fatty acids which are known to be an anti-inflammatory which makes it an excellent source for reducing the pain associated with Fibromyalgia.
v Brown Seaweed Extract – Research is proving that Brown Seaweed extract (a supplement) is proving highly successful in the fight against chronic pain. Studies have shown that taking Brown Seaweed extract can reduce joint pain and stiffness by as much as 52% and individuals notice these benefits within only one week of beginning treatment.