Pain Relief Ideas
My fibromyalgia pain was awful during the first 14 years. My fibro story is at www.fms-help.com/fibro.htm. Below are some things that helped me get relief. I am virtually pain free today, although I still have
other aspects of this illness, such as needing sleep meds (see my insomnia story at www.fms-help.com/insomnia.htm), having to
micro-manage my stress levels, and requiring powerful nutritional supplements to avoid debilitating
fatigue. If you have questions about the information below, you can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPC's - powerful antioxidants
that heal free radical damage. I have used 3 different brands, but
only one works for me. Years ago when I first discovered this, I
hesitantly mentioned it to my doctor, thinking he would scoff at me.
Instead he shocked me by saying, "I have been going to doctors' seminars, and
we've been hearing that powerful antioxidants can clear up fibromyalgia."
Magnesium - this mineral can
help stiff muscles relax
Pain relieving gel - non-greasy
- great stuff!
Avoid or eliminate sugar - many people
with fibro are "fructose intolerant" - see my 100 Tips for Coping at www.fms-help.com/tips.htm
Essential oil blend for pain
relief - massage a few drops on sore spots (it does have a
"smell" to it though)
Alkalizing powder - becoming
more healthily alkaline can reduce pain. An overly acidic pH balance
causes disease and pain!
Avoid aspartame (Nutrasweet) - some
people with chronic pain can find relief by eliminating this artificial
sweetener and other excitotoxins from their diet - see www.fms-help.com/excitos.htm
Glucosamine - a specific brand of
glucosamine helped me tremendously with pain, when taken with an immune
Avoid caffeine - sodas, coffee,
etc. Besides rev-ving up and unbalancing our already malfunctioning
nervous systems, these substances make your pH more acidic.
Don't smoke - this creates even more free
radical damage in the body. I don't smoke and am glad I never
started! As puny as I am, it would probably be the death of
100 Tips for Coping with Fibromyalgia &
What I Use
1: 4 - "[God] Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort
them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are
comforted of God." Visit Dominie's FMS/CFIDS Homepage at www.fms-help.com for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome sufferers and their families.
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