Hi guys, I was wondering how many of you treat your fibro naturally, without prescription medication?
I find that I don't really mix well with medications and I don't like the idea of medications affecting my consciousness and the way I perceive things. I have read that some of you do not use medications but treat your fibro naturally. I was wondering if any of you could give me some tips and advice, because I… read more
Hi roughly 6 months ago I came off my meds after trying many things like tramadol, morphine, diclofenac etc and it has honestly changed my life. I've gone from being bed bound to having a small quality of life Back and being able to handle little things like walks, cinema, occasional drink etc.
Lots of processed foods, sugars, gluten and dairy products have a bad effect on our symptoms. Therefore alongside Us struggling to find a happy medium on meds we will not find comfort in our diet. I haven't completely but have significantly decreased my intake of all the above. Eating lots and lots of organic vegetables and less comfort foods has really helped me. I also take certain supplements after a significant amount of research.
I greatly believe in looking at changing diet to at least alleviate the intensity of symptoms. I found meds may cure one symptoms and strengthen another.
Please message me if you want to know more. Don't want to force myself on anyone but happy to help/ advise anyone that needs it :)
I was diagnosed when I was sixteen and I knew then that I didn't want to take meds for the rest of my life so I learned my body. There a many foods that are highly inflammatory and pain stimulating, yet here are some that are great pain relievers. Stress triggers flare ups so I keep my mind clear and take vitamin supplements as needed for when I'm lacking certain vital nutrients. I started with food first, though.
Hi, Amy. I've been living with fibromyalgia for over 40 years and have always treated it naturally. In the interests of full disclosure, I should also say I am a nurse and a naturopathic doctor.
There are many natural treatments, too many to list here, but some of the most effective include:
- heating pads and hot baths for pain (be careful though because hot baths can make fatigue worse),
- Co-enzyme Q10 for fatigue and pain,
- a low glycemic diet for fatigue and brainfog,
- learning to pace yourself so you can continue to do gentle exercise without pushing yourself into a flare (exercise helps with pain and chronic low energy).
There are research studies to support all of these, so it's not just my opinion that they are effective. Natural approaches take consistent use and some time to have their effects but if you stick with them, they can make a big difference.
All the best to you, Janet
I just got approved for medical marijuana. Gonna try different varieties. I learned there is a strain that doesn't even make you feel high.
I too have changed to a Paleo diet and find it has helped tremendously...Cymbalta and Tylenol PM ruined my liver so I am trying to restore it...Just eating what God made and nothing in a box or man made will help you greatly. I am sugar free, dairy free, and grain free. It is not easy in the beginning but you will see a big difference in about 2 weeks. All cravings go away when you nourish your body with what it needs to heal. Some foods cause inflamation which our bodies do not need. Give it a try and let me know what you think.