Living with Fibromyalgia means making a lot of adjustments and complete life change so that you can make things better for you in the long run. Having a doctor with a good understanding of Fibromyalgia is the key to getting you the right help and treatments and medications. Fibromyalgia is widespread pain, and people with this condition may also be experiencing.
Increased sensitivity to pain
Brain fog ( memory and concentration)
Headaches and migraines
Treatments tend to be a combination of antidepressants and painkillers, but this can be a long process to find the right medications what work for you. Lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques, and exercise to try and stay mentally positive can all help in reducing pain.
There can be so many causes for Fibromyalgia and is thought to be related to abnormal chemicals in the brain and changes in the central nervous system what processes pain messages carried around the body. Its also suggested that’s some people are more likely to develop it because of genes inherited from their parents. In many cases, the condition appears to be triggered by a physically or emotionally stressful event such as:
Having an operation or repeated surgeries
An injury or infection
Emotional or physical abuse
Anxiety or depression
Autoimmune disorders such as Lupus
Fibromyalgia can be difficult to manage and difficult to understand as it is a syndrome; each person will experience a different symptom. Treatment may include some of the following:
When you are diagnosed with this disease, you will need to aim to reduce stress and improve positive, mindful behaviours as hard as it is because every day is different and also depending on flares up and how you manage them. You will need to learn coping skills and relaxation exercises.
Changing your diet to help improve your symptoms with Fibromyalgia:
Avoiding foods that have gluten in, studies have shown sensitivity to Fibromyalgia. Avoid caffeine, eggs, red meat and dairy products as these can all help in reducing some symptoms.
High energy foods that are low in sugar foods such as almonds, beans, oatmeal, avocado and tofu contain plenty of fibre but no added sugar. These can help boost energy throughout the day.
Cutting out Aspartame can reduce pain significantly.
Eating more seeds and nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables. Adding whole grains, healthy fats, low fat, and lean protein such as chicken or fish all help with keeping you fit and healthy.
Fibromyalgia feels like at its worse that you have had the life sucked out of you and your whole body is in excreting pain, and it can be debilitating. Because people cannot see what is going on, they do not understand what you are going through because it isn’t visible. One day pain levels might be mild and low level, and you can function and another day it feels like you have been slammed into by a bus. When you Fibromyalgia is at its worst, it is difficult to sleep and exercise and staying in the same position for long periods casques stiffness and more pain.
Going easy on yourself and mindfully moving your body is much different than exercising or working out. This is about tuning into your body and asking yourself what you need and what can make things easier for you. Trying mediation to help you become present and aware is a start to help your mind and body feel good. Self-love is a personal journey, and when you have had a complete life change, you need to explore new things to see what works for you and what doesn’t.
If you are in a lot of pain all the time and can manage small yoga movements to help stretch muscles maybe try this, you don’t have to join a class if you are conscious or have disabilities you can try it at home on tablet and there so many to download for beginners.
Booking some sessions for Behaviour modification ( CBT) therapy could help, and it aims to help:
Reduce negative, stress or pain-increasing behaviours and improve positive, mindful practices. It includes learning new coping skills and relaxation techniques.
Speak with your GP so he/she can point you in the right direction.