Fibromyalgia is a pain. Literally. If you are coping with this disorder, you know all too well that days where you suffer a minimal amount of musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, insomnia, joint stiffness, depression, and anxiety are more valuable than gold.
While this central nervous system disorder has a variety of symptoms and treatments, one thing is for sure-you need relief!
You may feel tired of explaining to one person after another that your appearance outside doesn’t match how you feel inside. Your pains are invisible to most people. However, imagine actually being able to do the things you want to do instead of explaining why you can’t. Imagine a life where good days outnumber bad days and where you go to sleep at night and wake up feeling rested. Well, let’s make it happen!
That’s not to say you’ll never have a bad day or that your fibromyalgia will disappear. However, with the proper natural treatments you can bet you’ll see a positive difference in your symptoms.
Herbs to Help Relieve Fibromyalgia Symptoms
This herb is famed for its anti-inflammatory properties. Not only will it calm inflammation in your joints and other areas that are causing you pain, but it will also calm your over active immune system, thus reducing the overall symptoms of fibromyalgia.
This hormone is an effective sleep aid since it provides your body with the signal that it’s time to sleep. Your body makes this hormone naturally, however, you may have a deficiency. Taking a low dose of melatonin may be just what your body needs to get it back on track with a healthy sleep pattern.
This powerful pepper is effective in controlling pain when applied topically to the site of the pain. Formulas containing cayenne can be purchased at many natural food stores.
The active form of B12, methylcobalamin, provides your body with the energy it needs, including the energy it takes to dispose of pain and inflammation-causing toxins. Some people do not tolerate this form of B12 and instead have to take the hydroxocobalamin form of B12.
This B vitamin works closely with vitamin B12 to eliminate toxins and keep your energy cycle, or methylation cycle, working properly. Try these two in tandem in order to alleviate fatigue associated with fibromyalgia.
Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane, or MSM, is a sulphur-containing supplement that helps alleviate the muscle soreness, inflammation, and blood sugar problems associated with fibromyalgia. Many fibromyalgia patients are deficient in sulphur, so this supplement should be on every patient’s must-have list.
SAM-e is a substance that occurs naturally in your body. It has been widely used to alleviate depression. Some have successfully used it to manage pain.
Magnesium with Malic Acid
Recent evidence has shown that the pain from fibromyalgia actually stems from how the central nervous system processes pain signals. Additionally, many patients have low muscle tissue oxygen, causing further distress. Malic acid may play an important role in alleviating these symptoms and increasing energy production. Coupled with magnesium, it helps to ease muscle spasms and regulate neurotransmitter activity.
Yes, living with fibromyalgia is a pain. However, you can really live with fibromyalgia. With that goal in mind, our latest ebook, Living Well with an Autoimmune Disease, will guide you through common triggers to your symptoms. Though fibromyalgia is not considered an autoimmune disorder, inflammation does play a role in your flare ups and the natural ways to control AI symptoms may provide relief for you as well. Enjoy our gift to you in good health!