How Do I Treat Fibromyalgai?
Any individual who has just been given the news from their physician of a diagnosis of Fibromyalgai will most likely be in shock and experience a range of emotions such as denial, anger, depression, or perhaps self-pity. However, once these emotions wear off and the reality of the diagnosis of Fibromyalgai begins to set in then come all of the questions, and one of the most important questions revolves around how to treat Fibromyalgai. Unfortunately at this time there is no cure for the condition of Fibromyalgai, the only way to “treat” the condition of Fibromyalgai is to manage the symptoms as well as possible to keep them management and under control.
The condition of Fibromyalgai greatly affects the Fibromyalgais sufferer’s life. This is not like the common cold, the flu, or perhaps a bout of pain that comes around when someone throws their back out. Fibromyalgai is a condition which sadly will present symptoms on a daily basis which must be dealt with and coped with. The management of symptoms such as chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia, morning stiffness, headaches and/or migraines, digestive disorder, concentration problems, balance issues, and muscle knots, weakness or cramping are serious symptoms which cannot be ignored and must be kept at bay in order for the Fibromayglai sufferer to live as normal a life as possible.
Addressing the Symptoms
The treatment of Fibromyalgai involves addressing the symptoms. The symptoms of Fibromyalgai are not ones that will just go away if they are ignored or left alone, in fact when the symptoms of Fibromyalgai are ignored often times they only get worse. The good news is that there are many options when it comes to addressing the symptoms of Fibromyalgai. However, it is important to remember that each person who sufferers from Fibromyalgai will experience differing levels of pain or other symptoms than another Fibromyalgai sufferer. So a one size fits all approach doesn’t necessarily work for treating Fibromyalgai, but a more individualized approach which will address the personal symptoms of each Fibromyalgai sufferer is the best approach. Finding the option (or combination of options) which will provide the most symptom relief is the best way to address symptoms on a personal level for each Fibromyalgai sufferer.
The options for addressing the symptoms can include the following:
- Prescription Medications are commonly prescribed by physicians for Fibromaylgai patients in order to treat both pain and sleep problems. Pain and sleep issues are one of the symptoms that Fibromyalgia sufferers deal with, and unfortunately if these symptoms aren’t addressed then a vicious cycle can begin in which the pain exacerbates the sleep issues and in turn the sleep issues exacerbate the pain. Some of the common prescription medications that are given to help with sleep problems may include the use of Ambine, sleep medications, trazodone, or clonazepam. When it comes to the chronic pain that many Fibromyalgia patients experience medications such as muscle relaxers, Analgesics, or Antidepressants can help to provide some relief. One note of importance is that while there are most certainly times where prescription medications are needed or where the pros outweigh the cons, most of the prescription medications used in Fibromyalgai treatment can cause negative side effects or become habit forming, therefore they should only be used as a last resort when none of the other options for addressing the symptoms are working.
- Supplements on the other hand are an excellent alternative to prescription medications when it comes to addressing the symptoms of Fibromyalgai. Some of the supplements which are commonly used for the treatment of Fibromyalgai symptoms can include Melatonin, Ribose, Fish Oil, SAMe, Vitamin D, B-Complex Vitamins, Magnesium, as well as MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) and Brow Seaweed Extract.
- Alternative Treatments are another excellent route to addressing the symptoms of Fibromyalgai. Some of the alternative treatments which have proven successful in providing symptom relief from the condition of Fibromyalgai include acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic care, Myofascial release therapy, water therapy, aromatherapy, yoga, Tai Chi, as well as biofeedback and the use of other cognitive therapies and/or relaxation exercises. Another option for alternatively treating Fibromyalgai symptoms is the use of capsaicin which comes from pepper plants and is considered to be a natural pain reliever.