The medical world still does not completely understand Fibromyalgia. This condition causes pain, fatigue, and tenderness in the muscles. These symptoms can typically be felt in the legs, hips, back, shoulders, arms, and neck.
While there is no cure for Fibromyalgia yet, it’s thought that anyone can develop this condition. However, women in middle age are more likely to develop it as are those with an autoimmune disease.
The good news is there are some remedies that can help you to manage your symptoms. Many of these remedies are relatively easy to do/use and can prove to be quite beneficial.
Getting Enough Sleep
It’s important that you get enough sleep as it can help you to manage your symptoms. The fatigue that also comes with Fibromyalgia can also be slightly less bad if you have had a better night’s sleep. Try to refrain from having a nap during the day, and avoid looking at your cell phone just before you go to sleep. If you tend to eat a heavy meal in the evening, leave at least 2 hours between the meal and your bedtime.
A professional massage can help to relieve muscle pain and any discomfort that you feel. The massage itself should not be too harsh, in fact, it should be painless. After a while, the intensity can be increased but only gradually. Ideally, those with this condition should have a massage at least once a week.
If you don’t already exercise you should consider doing a little bit every day. While the pain and fatigue might make exercise seem impossible, it can help. This is because your muscles will strengthen over time and thereby reduce your pain and discomfort. Please make sure you speak with your doctor before you undertake any exercise.
Reduce Your Stress Levels
One of the best things you can do to help your symptoms is to reduce your stress levels. Many people find that feeling stressed makes their pain and discomfort worse. You might want to reduce your stress levels by:
- Doing exercise
- Doing some yoga
- Indulging in some of your favorite past times
- Talking to your friends and family
- Working out what is causing you to feel stressed
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that could help you. It works by triggering specific points on your body when small needles are inserted. Some people believe that the needles can change the flow of the blood and your chemical levels. It’s believed that these changes can help to relieve any discomfort and pain associated with Fibromyalgia.
No matter how long you have lived with Fibromyalgia for, chances are you know what works and what doesn’t work. However, if you have not yet tried any or all of the above remedies, you should seriously consider doing so. This is because some or all of them could provide you with a bit of relief.
Sometimes, just a tiny bit of relief from pain and discomfort can make a huge difference to your day.