A couple of studies in recent years report that drinking alcohol can help relieve fibromyalgia pain and symptom severity. That seems contradictory since most of us with fibromyalgia cannot tolerate alcohol without feeling sick. In this guest post, journalist Stephen Bitsoli explains what the research says about drinking alcohol when you have fibromyalgia. [Read more…] about Can Drinking Alcohol Actually Ease Fibromyalgia Pain?
Fibromyalgia Remedies & Treatments
There are no set treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia. Most doctor's don't know what to do. You have to seek out any and all treatments to see if they work for you. Your treatment regimen will likely consist of a mix of natural remedies, alternative therapies, and medications.
More and more people with fibromyalgia are looking for natural ways to gain control of their symptoms. Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. You may have to experiment to find what works for you. And while it may not be possible to completely eliminate the symptoms, it is possible to improve your health with natural remedies. In this guest post, Beth gives us 5 natural fibromyalgia remedies you may want to try. [Read more…] about 5 Natural Fibromyalgia Remedies You May Want To Try
Guest post by Sarah Jones. Have you ever considered using compression socks for your joint pain or for inflammation? If you are a sufferer of chronic joint pain and/or inflammation, then you should definitely consider wearing compression socks to help relieve your pain. Not only can they help relieve your pain and inflammation, they can give you a plethora of other benefits. [Read more…] about Compression Socks Really Can Help with Joint Pain and Inflammation
Several studies report that people with fibromyalgia have low Vitamin D levels. In fact, Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to play a role in almost every major disease. Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency include chronic pain, muscle weakness, brain fog, fatigue, depression, excessive sweating, high blood pressure, and many others. In this guest post, Carrie Snider explains the health benefits of Vitamin D. [Read more…] about 8 Health Benefits of Vitamin D You Did Not Expect
Controlling the abuse of prescription pain medication may be necessary but the importance of decreasing drug abuse does not outweigh the needs of millions of people who suffer from chronic and debilitating pain. In this guest, Simone Flynn explains why fibromyalgia patients are having such a difficult time obtaining prescription pain medication. [Read more…] about The Fibro Patient’s Prescription Pain Medication Dilemma
Marijuana has been shown to alleviate symptoms of a huge variety of medical conditions including anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and chronic pain —without debilitating side effects. In an online survey of over 1,300 fibromyalgia patients conducted by the National Pain Foundation and National Pain Report sixty-two percent who have tried cannabis said it was very effective at treating their fibromyalgia symptoms. Another 33% said it helped a little and only 5% said it did not help at all. [Read more…] about Heath Benefits Of Marijuana Infographic