What are non-medication options I can try? If you've tried please tell your experience.
Hey there! Fibro is a Beast to deal with! In my 22 yrs battling it I've discovered through a bunch of research & trials
a mix of things to best help. I have several other chronic pain diseases & a TRaumatic Brain Injury & crazy migraines & complications so I'm happy to share what I've learned. I've tried all the meds out there a few times & my body & brain can't handle it anymore I can only do pain meds & im very cautious about those but I had to Fire my last Doc when she admitted that none of her other patients were getting any better!
Just some basics to get started with...
Soaking in hot Epsom Salt, Lavender, relaxes nerves & muscles & St Johns Wart oils, numbs nerve endings & short circuits pain signals is a daily routine some days AM&PM. Mild excersise like walking, swimming & gentle YOGA & stretching will help a ton... Gotta find your balance start slow & build up but you have to move daily the atrophy of no action will hurt far worse.
Nutritionally 5-6 smaller meals daily 60% proteins & good fats & complex carbs from veggies are best so blood sugar levels stay even & there's constant fuel for your muscles & brain.
Supplements for pain & fatigue Cool Cayenne pepper capsule, has annato to prevent burning your guts up, this helps with pain a ton & actually interupts pain neurotransmitters & occupies pain signals so it helps short circuit the whole cycle whenever you need to.
Korean Ginseng up to 200-4000 mgs daily, Green Tea capsules Chamomile & Valerian root
L-Tyrosene makes a big difference between being wiped out & foggy or functional gotta adjust your dose I take anywhere from 1000-4000 mgs a day, good whole food multi vitamin like Natures Way Alive & adding a high B complex for stress & energy, an Essential Fatty Acid like flax oil & adding a Calcium & Magnesium 2-1 blend helps nerve & muscle function & recovery.
Stay well hydrated & well rested good sleep , take breaks but keep the balance up I have to make myself stop & rest every hour or so for at least 10 minutes when I ignore my bodies signals I pay for it big time with a big flare & so much more pain than I can even mention.
I am not a Doctor & these statements are not intended to replace medical care. However they are all verifiable through some research I encourage you to to learn as much as you can.
This Fibromyalgia Beast of a syndrome still mystifies many "experts" & God help anyone who has the misfortune to have to face it!!!
Good luck to you & please let me know if you find this helpful or have questions!
The top researchers for fibromyalgia say that the single best remedy is exercise. I have found this the best indicator of my success. Along with Trazodone I found that I hardly noticed my fibromyalgia when I had worked up to hiking up and down hills on our property. Now after a stroke I cannot exercise at all. And now taking 150 mg. of Trazodone I am having trouble with fibromyalgia. But just walking through a large grocery store or Costco Warehouse, I feel an improvement with my fibromyalgia. You must try to gradually increase your moving, even it's to walk across the front of your house at first, then gradually increase the distance. You will feel a difference.
I have a question and a statement.
I first developed chronic pain in 2003 when an untrained office tech hit my nerve drawing blood.
I found that the best treatment for me was to work! I'd work 12 hours and get paid for 8 but the diversion from pain was worth it.
In 2009, I developed CFS and fibro.
Now I can't even pace around during a pain crisis because I have no energy.
Does anyone know of an option? I lay in a hospital bed all day with pain and afraid to use my arms because it worsens the pain.
I bout all these craft supplies on-line (I can't shop) but they sit unopened!
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