Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a term used to cover a variety of symptoms that are caused by pain and muscle stiffness throughout the body. In addition, tiredness and sleep problems can be attributed to Fibromyalgia. The true source of Fibromyalgia is an overactive pain system. It does not actually cause inflammation or damage to the areas that you are feeling the pain in.

What Are The symptoms?

The symptoms of fibromyalgia are:

    Pain – aching, stiffness and tiredness of muscles.
    Tiredness – You may feel like you are having a hard time getting through the day
    Poor Sleep – You may find that you have poor sleep and maybe even concentration problems

What causes it?

It is not known what causes fibromyalgia. It may be triggered in some people by:

    an illness, such as a virus
    pain and/or stress from an injury or accident
    emotional stress

For many people fibromyalgia starts without any obvious cause. Early research suggests that the body may be extra sensitive in the way it signals and processes pain in people with fibromyalgia.

How is it diagnosed?

Fibromyalgia can be very difficult to diagnose. It does not cause any inflammation or damage. Even the painful muscles have been shown to look and function normally. As such there are no blood tests, x-rays or scans that can test for fibromyalgia. Your doctor or rheumatologist (arthritis specialist) will look for a number of signs that are typical of fibromyalgia. These include widespread pain for more than three months and ‘tender points’, which are areas on the body that are abnormally sore to touch.

What will Fibromyalgia effect me?

The good news is that fibromyalgia does not cause any lasting damage to the muscles or joints. It is important to remember that the symptoms are always reversible and are best managed by the person with the problem. The symptoms of fibromyalgia may range from very mild to severe. They may last for many years or they may come and go at different times. However fibromyalgia is usually not disabling. With the right advice most people find they learn to manage the pain and tiredness over time. Health professional input may be required at times if the pain is more severe and affecting your normal activities. The use of Elmore Oil on a daily basis can minimise the pain from Fibromyalgia and also assit with more uninterrupted sleeping (when applied to the soles of the feet just prior to going to bed at night)

Can fibromyalgia be cured?

Currently there is no cure for fibromyalgia. While there are ways you can control your symptoms, you should be wary of any products or treatments that claim to cure fibromyalgia. Management of the pain is the only known remedy and Elmore Oil can assist greatly in this area.

What can I do?

Learn about fibromyalgia and play an active role in your treatment. Not all information you read or hear about is trustworthy so always talk to your doctor or healthcare team about treatments you are thinking about trying. Find ways to manage pain. Include the regular use of Elmore Oil in your pain management plan. 3 – 4 applications per day may be required in severe cases and this can safely be achieved with a natural pain reliever such as Elmore Oil.

Stay active. Exercise has been proven by research to help with pain and other symptoms. Always start gently and slowly, and build up as you become fitter and stronger. You may find it useful to get advice from a physiotherapist, especially when you are first starting to exercise.

Balance activity and rest. Learn to listen to your body and be guided by it. Try to space out your week’s activities to give yourself time to rest. If you are having a bad day, be ready to change your plans and not force yourself to work through pain.

Keep to a healthy weight. There is no proof that a special diet can help fibromyalgia. Losing any extra weight and having a healthy diet will help you feel in control of your body.

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