I had back pain, migraine headache, brain fog, fatigue, sleep apnea, irritable bowel, listless legs and arthritis. No one at home believed my aches and pain. My doctor gave me narcotics but the pain relief was always temporary. Turning my head around to check for on coming traffic was painfully difficult so driving was a gamble. Using the washroom was a chore. Depression was always present and sleep offered little respite. I thought it was all part of growing old. It never occured to me that these were all symptoms of a condition called fibromyalgia.
Fortunately we have the internet and there is a wealth of information regarding Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia. I was not alone. There are many like me who are looking for a magic pill or cure. Like them I tried many things just to feel better. A holistic approach in chronic pain management works for me.
We exist in many levels of reality. A Russian nesting doll is a good analogy. Three levels that we can easily relate to are the physical, the mental and the spiritual levels. When we get sick we need to address these different aspects to be whole again.
Detox is the physical part. Healing is the spiritual part. Placebo is the mind part. Fibromyalgia detoxification or elimination of toxins is a slow and unending process. We need all the spiritual aid and mental fortitude that we can muster to get us through each day.
How I cope with fibromyalgia for healthy living. There is still no cure but the chronic pain condition can be managed to livable levels.
Skin Balm by GITW.ca a vegetable balm for age spots, blemishes and psoriasis.
Helps ease chronic pain.
Energy practices like Yoga, Quigong, Tai Chi or Reiki benefits all fibromyalgia pain treatments.
I am glad I found Reiki.
In his article in The Oprah Magazine titled 4 Treatments for Fibromyalgia, Dr. Oz cited the Western Medicine, Energy-based, Psychological and Nutritional approach in the treatment of fibromyalgia pain.
Pain is a sign that there is something wrong with the body. Always see our primary physican first before resorting to any form of alternative medicine.
Guaifenesin an over the counter medicine that relaxes muscles and eases fibromyalgia pain.
Diet tips to make it work.