Are you worried about not being able to get rid of the aches and pains which have been diagnosed by your doctor due to fibromyalgia?
This condition can certainly be very depressing and debilitating. But perhaps you are not aware that it is quite possible to get rid of the symptoms associated with this condition, using natural methods and substances, complemented by slight modifications in diet and lifestyle.
Persons who have fibromyalgia can have a range of symptoms all over the body but not visible to others:
Muscle and connective tissue pain and cramps are mainly prevalent, combined with sleep disturbances and extreme fatigue.
Muscle stiffness from head to toe is more noticeable in the mornings, and movement seems restricted.
In fact, it is difficult to diagnose because of the number of symptoms and variability of the symptoms from person to person.
Fatigue is, however, a common factor, and affected persons really feel ‘pushed’ to complete even small daily tasks – they would rather keep them pending if they had their way.
Slight impairment of memory, IBS, and migraines are other symptoms found among most fibromyalgia sufferers.
All these symptoms lead, not surprisingly, to one more symptom – i.e., that of depression and anxiety – since they know all the time that all is not well with them.
Though the chief causes of fibromyalgia are still ambiguous, recent research has come up with 2 possibilities:
One of these is that people suffering from this condition feel the pain more intensely than normal persons, mainly on account of abnormal neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and Substance P in the brain or higher hormone levels cortisol.
For instance, dopamine, which is the body’s analgesic, is not released in people living with fibromyalgia. Another reason is the poor quality of restorative sleep.
Persons who have fibromyalgia are unable to get deep sleep, so necessary for muscle repair, etc.
It is also believed that fibromyalgia could be a genetic problem that lies dormant until triggered by an injury.
There are several ways in which the pain among people living with fibromyalgia can be decreased.
Magnesium Malate tablets taken daily in large doses helps to relieve the pain.
Stress is known to be one of the factors triggering fibromyalgia in people who are genetically disposed to it.
Therefore, keeping stress levels down with meditation or yoga, Tai Chi and QiGong will help.
Mild exercises, starting with stretching to reduce stiffness and walking and cycling, will also reduce stress and increase energy levels without tiring oneself.
However, it is important to start at a low level and gradually work it up to acceptable levels.
Warm vinegar, applied over the aching muscles, will relieve the pain to a great extent.
Fresh cranberry juice is a great reliever of pain and can be taken daily with an advantage.
Lemon juice mixed with honey and taken with warm water is also a good remedy for fibromyalgia pain.
If an injury triggers the fibromyalgia pain, another technique known as the Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping technique can be applied to draw out the injury’s emotional aspect, thus relieving the accompanying pain.
One really need not be depressed and anxious about fibromyalgia. It is treatable with natural remedies of various types.
For more information about these natural remedies, it is best to consult a Professional Natural Therapist.