I was wondering about what helps people for their fibromyalgia. I have heard of so many treatments for the symptoms, and I know that a person cannot be on that many prescriptions. so if there is anyone on here who has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, tell me your symptoms and what has helped them and how you are doing now.
To treat the symptoms, try changing your diet to an anti-inflammatory diet for one month and then begin to reintroduce foods and see how your body reacts.
The old saying 'you are what you eat'....
It worked for me and I was in terrible pain for 8 long years until I tried it this past May...not only did my pain level go from 10 + to a 0 within a short period of time...energy & flexibility came back, lost weight...
I had my doubts at first that by changing the foods that I eat would rid my body of 24/7 pain. Inflammation begins in the digestive tract and migrates throughout the body.
Yeah I know pain is just part of it, then comes the foggy thinking, etc.
Lyrica can help pain but it can make one foggy / sleepy.
At one time I was told that not getting into a deep sleep will negatively affect Fibro. Years ago my PCP placed me on Zyprexa, anti-depressent, to help me get into that deep sleep. It worked but I felt like a zombie.
I do hope that you find something that works for you so that you may get your life back.
zigemyster, what kinds of food is considered anti-inflammatory? it sounds new to me. maybe your approach is limited as confirmed by bug6692
secondly, fibro problems are usually relieved by anti-inflammatory drugs. a situation considered to be a down-stream problem. so, what is precise source of these inflammatory chemical i.e. leukotrienes and prostaglandins?