What is Fibromyalgia? That is a question that when searched on the internet is improperly answered on most websites. So today I went in search of a credible website that gave a proper answer. Because most websites are very misleading when giving an accurate account of Fibromyalgia symptoms. All that is barely discussed is the pain we go through. They say we have widespread pain and joint pain. The side effects of Fibromyalgia are much more than just pain. Although I am sure anyone with Fibromyalgia would say the pain is more than enough to deal with.
Most websites I have ever come across leave out very important side effects. So if a spouse or someone who is undiagnosed went in search of answers they would be improperly informed. Most websites leave out the mood changes, lack of energy, sleep deprivation, and fibro fog or brain fog among others. These are very important side effects that inflict those with Fibromyalgia on a daily or almost daily basis. They also affect the loved ones who are searching for answers. Everyone with this medical condition suffers differently. The severity of the side effects and how much certain side effects affect us can also be different for each person dealing with this.
I have found a great website for explaining things, the Arthritis Foundation. Since their explanation is so great I will leave it to them. They explain what it is, what you can do to take care of it, prescriptions offered and also why prescriptions are not a cure. I agree very much with everything I read from their website. I believe they have put an explanation of our condition together very nicely.
My own experience
Through my own research, I have found a couple of things that really help me. They are things that most people say they at either unwilling to do or can’t do for one reason or another. I find when someone is ready to get better they will try anything they have to. Until they are ready they cannot be pushed into anything.
Some things I treat my Fibro with
My favorite ways to treat my fibro is through exercise and nutrition. I am not talking about extreme fitness. For some reason in America, we believe more difficult or extreme the better. But that is not the case at all. A walk can be more than enough. Lifting light weights and moving the body part that is in pain for a period of time is a great option.
If I wake up in the middle of the night I will roll out my exercise mat and pick up the heaviest weights I have in my room. I then lay the weights on each side of me and I lay myself down. Then I will do chest work first because lifting the heavyweight will usually get me ready to sleep faster. If I am still awake after I have finished my chest workout I will grab a resistance band, put it around my calf and do leg exercises I can do while laying down. This is just an example of what I do. Not everything I do for my fibro is listed.
With my nutrition, I first started with supplements. I am not a healthcare professional so I turned to a book. I was raised with natural care and as I started raising my own family I decided on natural care too. Because whichever creator you believe in we were created naturally so why are we treating ourselves with man-made drugs? Regulated or not we do not need the drugs to live with Fibro. There are actual studies that say the pain-killers make our pain worse. I turned to the pain-killers for my first year of diagnosed Fibromyalgia too. So I know how people who use them feel, you want the pain gone, you just want to not feel for a while. Pain is exhausting, it changes your mood and who in the world wants to be in pain anyway??
I hope this helps.
After the supplements, I started on changing my food. This is the book I started my natural journey with.
I hope this post has helped you with the link to the Arthritis Foundations, What is Fibromyalgia. If you decide to try the natural way of healing I hope you can find things in the book I suggested to help you make your life better.
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