The Battle Can Be Won
Fibromyalgia sufferers have a lot of things to think about on an everyday basis because fibro symptoms will immobilize them to the point of not wanting to get out of bed in the morning. But, all hope is not lost because they can make some simple lifestyle changes and perspective adjustments to help with minimize the stress and drama that can come with fibromyalgia. Here are a few of the thoughts on what may need to change:
- Scheduling events and plans far in advance will give the victim the ability to not have to rush as rushing or moving fast may not be an option as fibro attacks your mobility.
- Accepting change can also be good for the mental game, where often the battle against fibromyalgia is won.
- Adjusting your activities can help with the loss of mobility since you might not be able to do some of the things you used to. So be realistic with your expectations.
There are a number of other life style changes that may need to be done like diet, exercise and even a treatment option to curb the symptoms. Consult with your primary care physician and see what changes should the best made ones for you.
Avoiding Certain Foods And Journaling Can Help
If you want relief from your fibromyalgia symptoms, then there are a few food groups that you might think about eliminating from your diet: simple carbs, caffeine and nightshade vegetables. Nightshade vegetables are nutritious plants that are known to possibly trigger fibromyalgia symptoms as well as various types of arthritis. Some types of nightshade vegetables can include: potatoes, bell peppers, chili peppers and even tomatoes which is technically a fruit. 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. 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. If you suffer with fibromyalgia and find that you have some food sensitivities or allergies, you should keep a journal containing the food that you have consumed and note whether or not you have had any reactions to that particular food. By doing this, you can discover that certain foods or food groups can trigger pain or allergies. If you make any discoveries, you can eliminate those certain foods and hopefully experience fewer symptoms and less pain.
A Treatment From China
Originating as traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used for years as a therapy and treatment for various diseases and condition, including fibromyalgia. Acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patents of energy that flow through the body are and essential to total body health. Acupuncture uses stimulation of specific acu-points on the skin by inserting needles that range in length from 1 cm to 10 cm. A typical treatment involves the use of 5 to 15 needles and the generally the acu-points vary during each treatment session. Acupuncture aims to treat the particular symptoms that are unique to each Fibromyalgia sufferer. Individual treatment is vital for achieving relief as each person deals with and experiences differing Fibromyalgia symptoms. Studies have proven that in fact acupuncture can be beneficial to providing relief in Fibromyalgia sufferers especially in regards to pain and relaxation which aids in lessening fatigue. Many individuals who have used Fibromyalgia as a course of treatment for Fibromyalgia symptoms reported having an overall decrease in pain after only one session, and most reported an ability to fall asleep naturally and sleep deeper and longer on the nights that followed an acupuncture session. Other areas which acupuncture can be of benefit to Fibromyalgia Sufferers are by:
- Aids in Immunity
- No Drug Interactions
- Increasing Energy Levels
- Lessens Pain
- Increases Relaxation
- Lessens Fatigue
- Very Low Risk