I have specialized in natural treatment for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue for years now, and have a very high success rate in ELIMINATING symptoms, not just improving them.
I have successfully helped numerous patients — patients that were in bed for years prior to seeing me — who now will tell you they no longer have fibromyalgia.
Recently, I read a list of “suggestions to feel better” from a national Fibromyalgia website. In my opinion, a lot of it is crazy talk. See what you think.
1. See your doctor.
How many times have you talked with your medical doctor about your symptoms? What did s/he offer besides Lyrica or Cymbalta? Are you improving? Most likely you aren’t. MD’s don’t have the training or time to deal with this type of chronic condition. Some won’t even accept it as a diagnosis, and many MDs won’t take Fibromyalgia patients into their practice because they don’t know what to do with it.
2. Get enough sleep.
Ha! If you have Fibro, you know trying to sleep is the biggest issue. Don’t you WISH you could get enough sleep? Easier said than done. The other side of this coin are those that can’t wake up; you sleep 20 hours a day and still can’t get out of bed.
3. Aim for more refreshing sleep.
Really? What a thing to say to someone with Fibro. I have nothing further to comment.
4. Exercise for energy and to help you sleep.
When you can’t even walk to the bathroom, suggesting that you exercise daily is almost offensive.
5. Eat well to fight fatigue.
I’ve treated many Fibromyalgia patients who eat perfectly, avoid gluten, avoid dairy, avoid carbs, and still feel terrible. The underlying issue must be addressed. I’m not saying NOT to eat well, but eating well most likely won’t fix anything.
6. Step into the sunlight.
I don’t disagree with this one as a general rule, but if you have Fibromyalgia, you know this won’t make a bit of difference.
7. Maintain a healthy weight.
Most people with Fibro have so many other priorities besides weight. And if you do have a weight issue, most likely you could fast and your weight won’t budget but a few pounds. If you are on medications that have put weight on you, it won’t come off until you are off those meds.
8. Manage stress to fight fatigue.
Fibromyalgia itself is stressful. The impact it has on your entire life is stressful. Friendships flounder or disappear completely because you’ve turned down so many invitations. Relationships with loved ones are strained because they are carrying the load for you for so long. Financial hardships can be a result if you can no longer work.
9. Stay Positive.
Depression and anxiety are one of the most common symptoms of Fibromyalgia. When you are physiologically so out of whack, it’s more than a matter of “just get over it”. Your neurotransmitters and hormones aren’t functioning correctly, causing unusual mood swings. Fixing these things naturally is pretty straightforward functional healthcare.
10. Be good to yourself.
Here’s a point I am in total agreement with. Let go of the guilt and shame around your syndrome (hard to do, though, isn’t it?) – intense self-criticism is part of this condition. I always prefer that my Fibro patients include psychotherapy when going through my protocols.
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