Sex, Side Effects And Eating Toward Relief
When searching for a fibromyalgia treatment option that will be effective and efficient for you to use on a regular basis, many people try to use a prescription medication that most physicians will provide because it is easy and convenient. However, there needs to a level of caution given to the patient as to why prescription meds could cause some unwanted side effects. You see, since there is no cure for fibromyalgia, the prescription used to quell the fibromyalgia condition is not made for the cure of the condition but for other syndrome and illnesses like epilepsy or depression. Now prescription meds can be helpful in a fibromyalgia crisis as they provide quick relief and can help stop the fibromyalgia process. Yet long term usage can lead to side effects like liver damage, kidney failure and even heart attack. These side effects can be avoided if a lack of dependency is had when focusing on prescription drugs.
Symptoms Felt Through Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia and pain are often synonymous and the fibromyalgia victim struggles on a everyday basis with harmful symptoms like: muscle spasms, muscle weakness, nerve pain, twitching and even occasional palpations along. The frustrating part about fibromyalgia is that the symptoms are only one painful aspect of this condition. Fibromyalgia comes with other life complications that have been known to leave serious and even permanent effects on the body. Diagnosing fibromyalgia is beneficial to the patient on so many levels but the main benefit has to do with the relief that can come with treating fibromyalgia once a correct diagnosis has been made. Fibromyalgia and its symptoms are similar to Lupus as well as various forms of arthritis so taking the steps needed to diagnosis fibromyalgia can help speed up the treatment process.
Enjoying Sex Better
Hot water can help ease fibromyalgia agony and may allow you to enjoy sexual intercourse without added pain. Heat increases blood flow to the site and decreases stiffness. Regular moist heat applications or warm baths may help temporarily to alleviate muscle pain or tender point pain, reduce muscle spasms, and decrease inflammation. When using moist heat, make sure it is not too warm or you can burn your skin. You might soak in a warm bath for at least 15 minutes before and/or after sexual intercourse to get the full benefit. Other popular types of moist heat include a warm shower, warm whirlpool or hot tub, heated swimming pool, and a moist heating pad. If you have fibromyalgia, it is important to talk to your primary care physician in order to go over meds that can boost your sexual desires and/or sexual stamina. Improving your overall health by treating other medical conditions that may contribute to sexual problems may also help.
Eating The Fibro-Right Way
Every heard the expression that you are what you eat; well this goes double for fibromyalgia patients. Fibro patients have to be careful as to what foods they eat because certain combination or separate foods can cause fibro flare ups which can be very painful. Here are a few of those foods:
v Aspartame – Aspartame is known to aggravate already painful symptoms. There are other artificial sweeteners that don’t seem to have the same affect that aspartame does. MSG and other food additives can cause pain to intensify, so these items should be avoided.
v Carbs – While there is no hard evidence that eliminating simple carbohydrates, yeast or gluten from a person’s diet will have a huge impact on a the condition of fibromyalgia, it has been proven to reduce some related pain and fatigue for those that that suffer with fibromyalgia. It can also help reduce symptoms of chronic yeast infections.
v Caffeine – Caffeine tends to provide fast energy to someone who needs a pick me up, but it is not true energy that will last for any long length of time. In fact once the caffeine wears out, it can then leave the person feeling more fatigued than before. Something a patient with fibromyalgia should avoid due to their already existing fatigue symptom.
v Nightshade Plants – Nightshade plants are nutritious plants that are known to possibly trigger fibromyalgia symptoms as well as various types of arthritis. Some types of nightshade plants can include:
- Bell peppers and chili