It might seem like it will never stop, but fibromyalgia pain can be treated.
You will need
- Consistent sleep patterns
- Good eating habits
- Heating pads
- Massage therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (optional)
- Cranial sacrum therapy (optional)
Step 1 Exercise for stamina Exercise regularly, no matter how difficult it is at first, to boost stamina, decrease pain, and improve sleep.
Step 2 Meditate and breathe Meditate and practice deep breathing exercises to reduce stress.
Cognitive behavior therapy to manage anger and anxieties can control symptoms.
Step 3 Discipline sleep patterns Exercise discipline in your sleep patterns. Go to bed and wake up at consistent times and exercise early in the evening to ensure restfulness.
Step 4 Eat better Eat low-carb foods that are high in protein and reduce your consumption of saturated fats, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol.
Step 5 Experiment with rubs Experiment with creams and commercial rubs to soothe soreness, muscle aches, and pains.
Step 6 Use heating pads Use heating pads to improve your circulation and control flare-ups.
Seventy-five percent of fibromyalgia sufferers also suffer from jawbone pain. Cranial sacrum therapists specialize in realigning bones in the head to reduce this pressure.
Step 7 Get massaged Get a deep massage from a therapist who understands the condition to stimulate blood flow in aching muscles and tendons.
As many as 80 percent of people with fibromyalgia are women.