Lifestyle Changes, Joint Testing And Herbal Treatments
Whenever someone is presented with a problem (particularly a medical problem), most react with denial at first and then they can over time learn to accept the condition they are cursed with; such is the life of someone who struggles with fibromyalgia. They may have to change their lifestyle and their habits in order to survive and thrive within the fibromyalgia world. Yet there are still some that think they can scrape by without the fibromyalgia affecting them, yet they soon realize that avoidance of the fibromyalgia is not the best fibromyalgia treatment option to choose. So what is a good plan? Can’t you just take a pill and move on with your life? Yes, there are prescription medications like anti-depressants or muscles relaxants but these drugs can many times harm the patient more than help them. This is mostly from the ever-present side effects that come with the meds since neither anti-depressants nor muscles relaxants were designed for fibromyalgia sufferers. Therefore, I would recommend that you utilize, on a regular basis, a natural, more holistic fibromyalgia treatment such as chiropractic adjustment or herbal supplement therapy.
Joint Pain Can Really Zap You
The pain of Fibromyalgia can affect the way individuals move about because bending over or reaching above their heads can lead to experiencing pain. Adapting to a way of life while living with Fibromyalgia is vital, individuals can do this by becoming creative and modifying the way they complete tasks in order to lessen the pain. Fatigue is one of the greatest symptoms, other than pain, that individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia complain about. It is important for adequate rest to be obtained when and where possible, and for energy saving to be a standard of life. If a person’s job or activities leaves them with little or no energy then consideration for changing the way work, commitments, projects, hobbies, as well as family or friends effects their energy levels. Being willing to do a little change can make a huge difference in the life of an individual dealing with Fibromyalgia. For instance if turning doorknobs or water faucets become painful and difficult a simple switch to a different fixture can make all the difference in the world. Other changes that should be considered are downsizing, and delegation.
Prepare For The Worst
Often individuals suffering from Fibromyalgia feel completely overwhelmed with even the simplest tasks of daily life. This feeling can be avoided by keeping a schedule for simple tasks such as household chores or tasks. Another idea is to create a schedule of tasks that can be completed on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis. Doing a little bit at a time becomes much easier when it’s planned out ahead of time. Planning for a bad day is a must for Fibromyalgia sufferers. Some days will be worse than others when it comes to the pain and fatigue that must be dealt with. Stocking up on meals that are easy to prepare, keeping disposable kitchen items, and being willing to ask for help when it’s needed are a must.
Undergoing The Tender Test
Being diagnosed with a condition such as fibromyalgia must be done in order for any type of relief from this painful condition to be had. The pain associated with fibromyalgia is body wide pains and may start in one location on the body and then spread. The body begins to experience painful sensations in what is called “tender points”. Tender points are located in areas where soft tissue is had so in areas like the knees, elbows, shoulders, shins and even the buttocks. Pain is felt in the joints, muscle and tendons. Besides the aching body other areas of life can be affected by this painful condition. In order for you to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you must be experiencing pain in at least 11 out of 18 tender spots for at least three months. Tender Spot locations would include:
- Rib Cage
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.
Vitamins C can help to protect the muscles form free radical induced damage, reduces inflammation and helps to support the immune system, which are all important aspects of overall health for the Fibromyalgia sufferer.