By Wendy Green

A common consultant to aid deal with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating, continual situation characterised via frequent soreness, sleep disturbance, fatigue, and different indicators. This obtainable and informative advisor offers 50 things sufferers can do this present day to regulate fibromyalgia, reminiscent of exercise to ease ache, making the most of a balanced vitamin and vitamins, and discovering invaluable items and organizations.

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She began noticing that certain foods, including wheat and refined sugars, and alcohol, seemed to make the pain worse; so, under her GP’s supervision, she cut these out of her diet. After a few weeks the pain began to lessen. She also had acupuncture treatments, and took multivitamins, magnesium and ginseng to help beat fatigue, and melatonin to help regulate her sleep. She also began walking, gradually building up to 40 minutes a day. The pain started to ease ‘from red-hot to a severe ache’. She eventually built up enough energy to return to work, but there were times when she was so tired she couldn’t even get out of bed.

16. Get in the swim UK Fibromyalgia recommends non-weight-bearing exercises, such as swimming in warm water, for sufferers who find that any kind of pounding exercise makes their pain worse. Recent research suggests that swimming can significantly reduce chronic pain in fibromyalgia; in a study involving 33 women with fibromyalgia, one group swam in warm water at least three times a week for one hour, while the other group didn’t swim at all. At the end of the eight-month-long study, the women who swam reported a noticeable decrease in their pain levels compared with those who didn’t.

Introduction Up until the last decade or so, fibromyalgia was not widely recognised by the medical profession. Many people who suffered from persistent widespread pain, and other physical and psychological symptoms, were told they had arthritis or rheumatism and were perhaps prescribed painkillers. However, in recent years research has shed light on the condition and many more GPs now recognise the symptoms. Even so, the condition is not included in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, which means some GPs still do not have a clear understanding of the symptoms and how best to treat them.

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