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This beginners guide is the perfect place to start for anybody looking to shed some light on Myths about Fibromyalgia and discover some Treatment Options.
3 Common Fibromyalgia Myths
- Fibromyalgia is not a real disease. Technically this is true, it is not a disease but it is a disorder/syndrome. Diseases have known specific causes whereas disorders and/or syndromes have a collection of symptoms that occur at the same time.
- It’s all in your head. Simply not true – but many sufferers feel that way when Dr’s are unable to diagnose fibromyalgia or misdiagnose it as anxiety, depression or trauma.
- Everybody has the same symptoms. Fibromyalgia has a number of symptoms and they vary from patient to patient, severity of these symptoms also varies and it can be said that there is no “typical” case of Fibromyalgia.
There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but changes in lifestyle can greatly improve the quality of life.
At least some (gentle) exercise & stretching is a very important part in controlling fibromyalgia. It helps to balance blood sugar, improves circulation, and can slow the nerve damage resulting from this condition. Swimming or riding a stationary bike may be preferable to running or walking because they are low impact exercises.
Diet is crucial when addressing fibromyalgia. Alcohol and tobacco should be eliminated at all costs. Other harmful foods to be avoided include; processed foods, foods with processed sugar, fast foods, junk foods, sugary drinks and sodas of all types, and foods containing trans-fatty acids. Products sprayed with pesticide should also be avoided.
In addition to proper diet and exercise, clinical studies have shown time and again that vitamins and herbs can be very effective at preventing and even reversing signs of fibromyalgia.
B vitamins can be very effective at helping to control fibromyalgia, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for so be sure to purchase from a reputable company. Along with B vitamins, you should also consider vitamin D and a powerful anti-oxidant such as Alpha Lipoic Acid.