Will Your Body Accept Or Reject?
Fibromyalgia affects millions of individuals and causes intense pains felt in the joints. When fibromyalgia attacks an individual he or she will be faced with the choice to either treat or leave. Treating fibromyalgia can be done through several means one being the use of prescription medications. Medicating is often the first go to treatment approach, the problem is this treatment choice does not always turn out to be the smartest choice. Though one might originally think that the pharmaceutical approach is the safest and most effective route to take they often find their original theory incorrect once the side effect begin to manifest. As the side effects begin to take over the body and render one miserable and helpless, so the patient begins to consider other treatment options that might be safer a few side effects of medication would include:
- Difficulty Breathing
- Tightness in the chest
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- Unusual hoarseness
- Bizarre Behavior
- Bloody or black, tarry stools
- Blurred Vision
- Dark Urine
- Decreased Concentration
- Decreased Coordination
- Excessive Sweating
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Fever or chills
- Memory Loss
- Mouth sores or ulcers
- New or worsening metal or mood changes (examples: aggressiveness, agitation, anxiety, depression, hostility, impulsiveness, irritability, panic attacks and restlessness)
- Pale Stools
- Red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- Ringing in the ears
- Severe or persistent dizziness or headache
- Severe or persistent nausea
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Severe or persistent tiredness or weakness
- Severe or persistent trouble sleeping
- Stiff Muscles
- Stomach Pain
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Trouble urinating or change in the amount of urine produced
- Usual bruising or bleeding
- Unusual weakness
- Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
Supplemental Solutions To Lessen Fibromyalgia Pain
Supplements are an easy solution for helping fibromyalgia sufferers finds relief from their fibro pain and symptoms. Taking supplements such as the ones listed is in no way a quick fix, however over time using supplements such as these can have a profound effect on those who are hurting day in and day out without worry of his or her body rejecting the treatment.
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.
Fish Oil – Has omega-3 fatty acids which are known to be an anti-inflammatory which makes it an excellent source for reducing the pain associated with Fibromyalgia.
SAMe – This particular supplement is a synthetic form of a compound which the body naturally produces. It is needed for immune function and plays a key role in the forming of cartilage and DNA. Research has shown that SAMe can lessen the symptoms of chronic pain as well as boost an individual’s spirits (good for those also experiencing depression).
Capsaicin – When Capsaicin is used on the tender points of a person who suffers from Fibromyalgia a decrease in pain has been notated in some research.
Ribose – Fibromyalgia is often caused because of tight muscles. Ribose can help to ease this pain because Ribose can help to loosen those muscles and help to improve the debilitating symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
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.
B- Complex Vitamins – All of the B- Complex vitamins (Folic Acid, Riboflavin, and Thiamine) can help to lessen inflammation that often causes the painful symptoms, these vitamins can also help to maintain muscle tone which is an added bonus to those with Fibromyalgia.
5-HTP – Research has shown that in individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia when 5-HTP was used as a treatment, individuals reported a significant decrease in their tender points as well as the amount of pain they were experiencing on a daily basis. Other benefits noted with the use of 5-HTP were improvements in sleep, morning stiffness, anxiety, as well as fatigue.
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.