By Wendy Green
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating, persistent characterized by means of frequent discomfort, sleep disturbance, fatigue and different indicators. during this available and informative consultant, discover 50 stuff you can do this present day to control fibromyalgia, reminiscent of exercise to ease discomfort, taking advantage of a balanced nutrition and precious supplementations, and discovering valuable items and organisations.With a foreword through Alice Theadom of the Fibromyalgia organization united kingdom.
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As this book eloquently describes, people’s experiences of fibromyalgia can be very different. For example, for some people symptoms appear gradually, whereas for others, symptoms can occur suddenly following a ‘life event’, such as childbirth or an accident/illness. The range of symptoms as a result of the condition can also vary considerably. It has therefore been encouraging to see the recent emergence of treatment guidelines that emphasise the need for an individual approach to treatment, rather than the previous one-size-fits-all approach that focused only on the treatment of pain.
She also began walking, gradually building up to 40 minutes a day. The pain started to ease ‘from red-hot to a severe ache’. She eventually built up enough energy to return to work, but there were times when she was so tired she couldn’t even get out of bed. It was three years before she felt well enough to stop taking the amitriptyline. She is now more or less pain-free, but realises if she overdoes things, or doesn’t get enough sleep, the nasty tingling in her arms and legs will return. What can you do to manage fibromyalgia?
Her GP diagnosed fibromyalgia within about six to nine months and prescribed the painkillers Voltarol and Tramadol to control the pain. ’ She has found over the years that stressful situations such as family illness or bereavement can trigger a flare-up. ’ Suffering from fibromyalgia has changed her lifestyle quite dramatically. She comments: ‘Prior to suffering from fibromyalgia I was very active. I had a physical job as a staff nurse in palliative cancer day care at a local hospice and I loved to keep fit, dancing, gardening and decorating.
50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Fibromyalgia by Wendy Green