All about Fibromyalgia therapy, medication and how you can help yourself naturally
Fibromyalgia therapy focuses on gentle measures to stimulate the natural regulation of pain and lymph flow. Pain medication and other medicines play a subordinate role.
The patient’s symptoms and causes should decide the suitable treatment options. It is critical for success to tailor the therapy individually. Therapy and treatment are based on the following pillars:
Cold therapy (see The Benefits Of Taking Cold Showers – Don’t Miss These 6 Great Effects)
Exercise plays a major role in therapy for fibromyalgia. Naturally, exercise not only stimulates lymph, digestion and detoxification. It contributes to mitochondrial health and can help reduce chronic pain, as well.
I recommend a mixture of endurance sports (hiking, jogging, cycling, swimming) and weight training, several times a week. On the intermediate days, I suggest brisk walks in nature.
Establishing cold therapy in fibromyalgia always achieves good results. Short but intense effects of cold lead to adjustments in the metabolism. They also help regulate pain sustainably and stimulate the immune system.
Fibromyalgia patients often suffer from depression and anxiety. We can counteract this in the long term with psychotherapy. Psychotherapy can also improve the patient’s inner attitude towards the disease.
The most common drugs are pain relievers. Depending on the medication and dosage, you can buy these without a prescription or with a prescription from a pharmacy.
Analgesics, commonly known as painkillers, are medications that cause symptomatic pain relief to help you with various illnesses and ailments.
They are administered in the same way as for acute pain, and also for chronic pain (see Managing Chronic Pain Every Day – Simple Tips).
People use analgesics in most autoimmune diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis or Ankylosing Spondylitis over many years.
In addition to reducing discomfort, some pain relievers also have an antipyretic and an anti-inflammatory (anti-inflammatory) effect.
Medications such as aspirin do not play a role in the treatment of fibromyalgia. They would only suppress the pain for a short time and worsen the symptoms in the long term.
Doctors prescribe antidepressants for depression. They only help in the short term. A patient may also receive anticonvulsants for tremors and epileptic seizures.
Every patient can contribute to improvement through active stress reduction. Stress is an important cause of fibromyalgia and responsible for the severity of the symptoms. Meditation, yoga, autogenic training, Qi Gong and time in nature can help.
More shapes of FMS
In addition to the primary, we also are aware of another form of fibromyalgia. It occurs as a secondary disease in rheumatoid arthritis, infections with HIV and EBV, tumors or hormonal diseases.
There is a risk of confusing primary fibromyalgia with the following diseases:
An underactive thyroid (see Hashimoto Thyroiditis Is Treatmable & You Can Lose Weight With It)
Neurological disorders such as peripheral neuropathy
The prognosis for fibromyalgia depends on the success of the treatment. The disease is considered incurable, but manageable. An efficient therapy is just as important as a stress-reduced lifestyle and a healthy diet.
There is no fear of permanent damage.
Because scientists suspect chronic inflammation, mitochondrial damage and limited detoxification, we should pay special attention to nutrition.
A nutrient-rich, natural diet rich in antioxidants is recommended. Fresh fruits, vegetables, berries and mushrooms are a good basis.
In addition to avoiding glutamate, dietary supplements with vitamin D, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids have proven their worth.
Increasing protein intake often leads to improvements. The Paleo diet offers a healthy nutritional concept for patients.
The medicinal mushrooms Reishi*, Cordyceps and Shiitake from traditional Chinese medicine are a millennia-old method with exhaustion syndromes.
I would now like to answer the most frequently asked questions for you:
How dangerous is fibromyalgia?
Sufferers do not have to expect permanent damages or complications from FMS. Life expectancy is just as high as for those not affected. However, fibromyalgia can worsen if the patient does not follow his therapy and nutrition plan properly.
Is Fibromyalgia a Rheumatic Disease?
Doctors and scientists still discuss this. Fibromyalgia is also called “soft tissue rheumatism” and corresponds in most respects to rheumatic autoimmune disease. This has not been confirmed exactly, yet.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is an inflammatory disease that is associated with persistent pain throughout the body. Patients also report tiredness, fatigue, swelling, and stiffness. It causes an autoimmune reaction which scientists believe to target mitochondria and pain receptors.
Important note: This article only contains general information. Please do not use this for self-diagnosis or treatment. This contribution cannot substitute a visit to the doctor. Due to many uncertainties regarding this ailment, I will not answer any scientific questions at this point.
Fibromyalgia and Fibromyalgia therapy are still some uncharted waters for both scientists and patients at the same time.
However, I truly hope that the little facts available that I was able to gather here in this post can and will be of help to many readers.
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