What are some good natural remedies for Fibromyalgia pain?

I have Fibromyalgia and I need to get rid of this pain. I’m tired of laying down all day because I hurt too much. Is there any natural ways to relieve pain (food wise) other than taking a bath and using a heating pad and exercising (I can’t even do that, too painful, but I do walk the dog 3 times a day). Is there something that I can eat that will help this go away? I’m losing my husband because of this shit and at 21 years old, I shouldn’t even be feeling this way! Please help me!

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  • Shari

    Tiffany, I wrote you a ‘book’, but my post didn’t go through. So if it happens to show up- I apologize ahead of time. : /
    First of all, I’m sorry you’re having to deal with this at such a young age. I was 33 when I got it 16 years ago. The stress from your relationship with your husband is probably adding to your pain. All you can do is share with him anything you read on fibro and it’s symptoms so he can possibly understand. You may want to talk to a counselor or pastor to help you get through this. The less stress in your life, the better.
    For natural remedies: My rheumatologist had me get malic acid with magnesium at the health food store. I have noticed that it really does help with the muscle pain. (Nothing will take all your pain away permanently.) I also switched from B12 shots to sublingual B12 for the fatigue. Take the highest dose ’cause your body will flush out what it doesn’t use, so you will not get toxic. Get the kind that goes under your tongue so it is actually absorbed more readily. They usually come in a cherry flavor. Also make sure you’re taking a really good multivitamin. Compare labels. Some people say that Vit. D helps them. There are those that say that vit. D deficiency is a separate disorder. I don’t claim to be an expert at all, so I don’t know, but from what I’ve been reading, we’re all probably deficient in Vit. D. You can have your doctor check your level of Vit. D.
    Do you take any prescription meds for your fibro? In the US there are currently three main meds being used: Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. Everyone responds differently, so you would have to try one to see how you respond. Some people are also having good results with LDN (low dose naltrexone). A study was just performed last year at Stanford on it’s use with fibro. You can google these meds to know more about them.
    Exercise- a whole ‘nother story! Some people can walk short distances, some can do yoga. The best thing I have found is water exercise. Either a water walking class or swimming in a warm pool will work your muscles without stress. Make sure you stretch your muscles before and after. It even helps if you get in a sauna or hot shower so your muscles don’t start cramping from the cold. A lot of places will let you try a class without signing up.
    I haven’t tried any special diet for fibro, I just ‘try’ to eat right. I do know someone with fibro who has been on the raw food diet for about 1 1/2 months. She has seen improvement in how she feels. She had digestive issues that have been pretty much eliminated, but she does still have pain.
    I hope something here will help you! Take care of yourself!

  • brittlynn

    I’m so sorry you are going through this at 21. I was diagnosed last year with fibro, and am 26, with a 2 year old. Most days are ok… I can get through them, but then there are other days when I don’t want to get out of bed. I love how the doctors all tell me to exercise and that will take the pain away. YEAH RIGHT! I weigh 135 lbs, so I’m pretty sure that the exercising part is just to stretch the muscles. I tried yoga, which made me feel worse. I haven’t figured out any foods that help, unless you want to cut out all gluten products… I tried that, but gosh, everything has gluten in it. I live in a very small town, so I would have to travel 45 minutes just to buy most of that food. Have you tried any medications at all? They didn’t work for me. I just decided I would get through it on my own. I was on zoloft, tramadol, and amitriptyline, and it made me feel worse. I wish you the best of luck, and hope we can get more support for our cause. People think just because we look fine on the inside, that it’s all in our head. My husband doesn’t understand either that I hurt, ache, feel tired, need sleep (I’m also struggling with severe insomnia), so I pray that your husband can help you and make things better for your marriage. Good luck sweetie!

  • nerve interference can cause the thyroid dysfunction that gives you your fibromyalgia symptoms. see an hio method upper cervical specific chiropractor.

  • Nvrgvup

    Fibromyalgia will be healed by the regular movement of gentle exercise, such as Tai Chi, combined with a good hard look at any underlying stressors in ones life and addressing them. Why? Because if not, in sleep, ones muscles remain locked tight all night, causing the stiff joints, and the cycle continues. Drugs, reclining, hot water bottles do more harm than good.
    This advice has helped many to recovery, but for most it is too simple.

    All the best to you, Nvrgvup.

  • Several things you can do for yourself , besides try not to wish this on your husband , so he understands.
    Typical.
    Anyway, get a TENS machine for the pain, it works to kill the pain, a rheumatologist can prescribeit and it is covered by insurance, call and check.
    Next, have a blood test for thyroid TSH and see if it is in the ideal range of .3 to 2 thyroid is known to cause these symptoms when out of ideal range. Some peole suffer for years with this for no reason. Make sure you get and see the results yourself. Check that every so often to see where it is. Have them test for antibodies and your sex, adrenal,cortisol and dheas levels while you are at it. Maybe an inflamatory marker test also.
    Finally, have a A1C test done for hyperglycemia , since this can cause symptoms also.
    Other than that, it is recommended by some to go gluten free in the diet and really fine tune a healthy diet for yourself.
    Remember that all medications steal nutrients, dearphamacist.com

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