What Does Treatment Mean To You?
When most people consider the word “treatment,” they usually dream up a white, sterile room where a cancer victim is undergoing chemotherapy. Strangely enough, most treatments for condition are even done in a hospital, especially if that condition is incurable like fibromyalgia. The victim suffering from fibromyalgia attacks cannot expect to live a normal life without the help of some consistent, regular treatment being done in or onto their bodies. Fibromyalgia treatments range from acupuncture to massage therapy with essential oils; it can even be as far apart as prescription drugs are from herbal supplements and vitamins. So how will you choose your treatment since you have to choose one to gain some relief? Hopefully, as you read on, you will learn more and it will help you answer that keynote question.
How Should You Live With Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia can have a profound effect on one’s entire life so here are a few tips for dealing with Fibromyalgia in everyday life that can be considered:
- Energy Conservationist – 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.
- Learning To Be Adaptive – 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.
- Schedule It – 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.
Debilitating But Healable
Migraine headaches can be debilitating and only add to the limitations and the frustration that comes with fibromyalgia. A migraine headache if felt on a reoccurring basis is known as a neurological condition and can cause and create chemical changes in the body that produce further symptoms. As a migraine develops the blood vessels in the brain begin to expand and their expansion causes harmful chemicals to be released into the brain which in return causes the brains arteries to come under attack. The brains arteries only line of defense is to release symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, blurred vision and diarrhea. Ginger root is a powerful supplement that can stop the nausea, vomiting and other gastrointestinal issues that come with migraines. Supplements are a good form of treatment and are for the most part safe from the patient to use continuously. Here are some other supplements that can help you find relief from your fibro pain and symptoms:
- 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.
- Magnesium – Studies have shown that magnesium can aid in relief from Fibromyalgia because when taken as an additional supplement it can help to reduce the muscle spasms, weakness, and back pain that are commonly associated with Fibromyalgia.
- 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.
Adapt Or Suffer
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. 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.