6 things that may ease Fibromyalgia symptoms

I have been researching how to help ease my own Fibromyalgia symptoms. I am recently diagnosed but I know I have had it some quite some time now.

The fatigue is getting worse and the pain in my right SI joint, sciatica and cramps in my hands and feet are definitely the main problems at the moment.

Here are 6 things I am going to try and help ease my symptoms.

  1. Vitamins. I made a trip to Holland and Barrett over the weekend and have brought myself, Magnesium capsules, Ginger capsules, Iron and Vitamin C combination and Vitamin D. I don’t like pain killers if I can help it, I would much rather try a natural remedy.
  2. Exercise. At the moment the thought of hitting the gym is not happening. Pilates and yoga classes yes or at home depending if I am too tired to drive. The gym.. nope not while I am so tired and achy.
  3. Positive thinking. Keep up a positive mindset, I won’t let it get me down. If I do that then it wins.
  4. Meditation. It helps keep the body calm and relaxed. Do you know stress can increase the severity of Fibromyalgia.
  5. Listen to your body! Don’t over do it or push yourself, it will not help anyone, especially yourself. Even if you are having a ‘good day’, enjoy it, don’t think oh I’m feeling good today lets go and do a deep clean of your house. You will regret it. I have in the past, I decided to move around my daughter’s bedroom with help because I was feeling ok, I wasn’t ok for days afterwards. Lesson learned.
  6. Acupuncture. I see an Osteopath once a month. She does acupuncture as well as cranial massage which is really gentle. Acupuncture does help relieve the cramps and sciatica on a temporary basis.

Click links here to read why I take the vitamins listed above

Magnesium

Ginger

Vitamin D

Iron & Vit C combo – Just help combat the fatigue.

* I have had blood tests so I know I am on the border levels of low and ok on both Iron and Vitamin D.

 

I am still learning what works for me and hopefully these tips may help you too.

Do you have any advice or tips for living with pain or Fibromyalgia?

18 Comments on 6 things that may ease Fibromyalgia symptoms

  1. Sarah Howe
    January 29, 2020 at 7:31 am (2 months ago)

    I’m glad you have found a few things that may help. I had a friend who definitely swore by relaxation and no stress, as both made the pains worse.

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      January 29, 2020 at 9:42 pm (2 months ago)

      I am hoping the relaxation technique helps, no stress would be lovely wouldn’t it lol! Stress is a definite trigger though so do try and keep myself as calm as possible.

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      • Kelly-Anne
        January 29, 2020 at 10:55 pm (2 months ago)

        I’m really glad that you have found some things that work for you, it’s not something I am really familiar with but I’m sure everyone will find what works for them.

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        • WhatRachelWrites
          January 31, 2020 at 6:41 pm (2 months ago)

          I try to manage the symptoms as best I can and hope others can too.

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  2. Jenni
    January 29, 2020 at 10:03 am (2 months ago)

    I’m afraid I don’t have any tips. I have to confess, I know very little about fibromyalgia other than what I’ve about it here on your blog. I wish you all the best in your journey.

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      January 29, 2020 at 9:40 pm (2 months ago)

      I didn’t know about it either until about 5 years ago when my dad was diagnosed. Thank you 🙂

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  3. Aaron K Green
    January 29, 2020 at 12:19 pm (2 months ago)

    I’m not brave enough to try acupuncture for any of my own issues but I understand that it can be incredibly helpful for many conditions including fibromyalgia. You have some excellent things to try here and I hope these help.

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      January 29, 2020 at 9:39 pm (2 months ago)

      It took me years to pluck up the courage to try acupuncture, it doesn’t hurt at all. It does provide me with some relief although some times I last longer between treatments than others. I hope they help too!

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  4. Treasure Every Moment
    January 29, 2020 at 12:34 pm (2 months ago)

    This will be so helpful for anyone else suffering from fibromyalgia – when you find things that help ease the pain it can offer such a relief!

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      January 29, 2020 at 9:36 pm (2 months ago)

      I hope so! Yes I am all about finding ways to help ease the pain, it can become abit much some days.

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  5. Talya Stone
    January 29, 2020 at 12:38 pm (2 months ago)

    That is great to hear that you are receiving acupuncture treatment as I’ve heard that really helps. Taking the right supplements is also a great way of easing symptoms of many chronic auto immune conditions.

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      January 29, 2020 at 9:35 pm (2 months ago)

      Yes I hope I am doing all the right things to help ease the symptoms. Just waiting for the vitamin supplements to start working (fingers crossed).

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  6. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    January 29, 2020 at 2:24 pm (2 months ago)

    We suspected Fibromyalgia a little while back for one of my daughters as doctors didn’t know what was wrong with her. I’m glad to hear there are things that may help ease the symptoms as it isn’t something that is easy to live with.

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      January 29, 2020 at 9:33 pm (2 months ago)

      Oh I hope your daughter doesn’t have it bless her! I am trying all I can to get on with life and not let it affect me too much.

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  7. Kara Guppy
    January 30, 2020 at 12:09 pm (2 months ago)

    I take ginger for my arthritis pain too

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      January 31, 2020 at 6:38 pm (2 months ago)

      Oh do you! I hope it works for me too.

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  8. Lyndsey OHalloran
    February 1, 2020 at 4:57 pm (2 months ago)

    Glad you’ve found some things to try and some things that can help! Always important to listen to what your body is saying.

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      February 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm (2 months ago)

      You are right, listening to our bodies is really important.

      Reply

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