Dealing with the physical and psychological effects of fibromyalgia can be devastating. You are beyond exhausted and sometimes the energy is just not there to perform your daily routine.
There is not much knowledge regarding this condition, but it is a real condition, although there are mysteries regarding it involved.
Coping with fibromyalgia is work in itself.
There are certain things that you can do in order to find some relief in this condition.
These coping strategies include:
Medication: First and foremost, you must take the prescribed medication in order to help you to deal with the pain and depression that plagues fibromyalgia patients. Take the medication exactly as you are supposed to for the most optimal results.
Nutrition: Good nutrition is always important, but especially so for someone with a condition that is sensitive in nature. Make sure that you eat a balanced diet every day and limit your sweets.
Sleep: Strive for the best possible sleep environment. Make sure that the room is dark and that the bed is warm to prevent any pain triggers, such as muscle spasms. Prepare for sleep ahead of time to promote relaxation qualities.
A warm bath or shower works wonders to promote this effect. A warm cup of milk right before turning in has relaxing properties to help to induce sleep. Make your bed comfortable with extra pillows and blankets.
Positive thinking: Mental depression can take over in a person with a chronic condition. It is important to take your medication for this and surround yourself with a positive atmosphere and people.
Although we cannot possibly be happy all of the time, we can strive for harmony and some balance in regards to our thoughts.
Massage therapy: There are some health professionals that feel that the pain that fibromyalgia induces stems from an excess of lactic acid. In a patient with fibromyalgia there are 18 or greater tender areas that when touched create a shooting pain through the body.
Massage therapy has been known to significantly help these areas by releasing any build up of this lactic acid. The noted spots of tenderness are then massaged and although it can be uncomfortable at first it can help these areas to decrease pain.
Alternative therapy: Consider the possibility of alternative therapy to help manage fibromyalgia. Acupuncture, as well as other treatments such as essential oils for fibromyalgia, has been known to help significantly with fibromyalgia.
Homeopathy: FibroFree Complex is a safe, non-addictive, FDA-registered natural remedy containing 100% homeopathic ingredients selected to relieve localized muscle pain, tender ligaments, sore tendons and tender spots on the body.
FibroFree Complex may be taken at the first sign of tenderness as it works quickly to soothe body aches, cramps and pains, as well as alleviate facial pain and headaches. This remedy contains a selection of homeopathic ingredients known to relieve fatigue and promote energy levels, mood and mental clarity (reducing the feeling of ‘brain fog’), without side effects.
FibroFree Complex is taken internally and presented in a convenient, concentrated tincture formula. It is easy to ingest and hassle–free with no artificial colors or preservatives. It is safe for all ages, including pregnant women or those who may be breastfeeding.
Exercise: Although it is important for everyone to get exercise, including the patient with fibromyalgia, this must be done carefully and eased in to. Exercises done in the water seem to work best for persons suffering from any condition that involves painful movements.
Fibromyalgia patients cannot totally alleviate all of its signs and symptoms that plague them, but they can learn to cope and to learn techniques that will help them significantly in dealing with their condition.
Talk to your doctor regarding the above coping strategies and any additional recommendations that he might have.
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Dee is an Adv. Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, Adv. Color/Crystal Therapist, Herbalist, Dr. of Reflexology and single mom who is dedicated to helping others any way she can.
One way she chooses to help is by offering information on the benefits and uses of natural health and healing methods for the well-being of both people and pets.
Originally posted at:http://www.natural-holistic-health.com/coping-with-fibromyalgia