Fibromyalgia Therapy

Fibromyalgia therapy

     The patient may find one or more alternative or complementary fibromyalgia therapies which help the symptoms. It is known that information about the efficiency of these methods of treatment in fibromyalgia is limited.

     Before trying an alternative fibromyalgia therapy, the patient must be informed. It is recommended the doctor's advice about the safety and the possible adverse effects of treatment. It is known that fibromyalgia does not affect the body physiologically. A treatment which can be harmful does not worth the risk, especially when there are no known benefits. Avoid treatments that can harm as unusual diets or excessive vitamin supplements. A daily supplement of vitamins and minerals is sufficient. Avoid taking more than 100% of the recommended dose of vitamins or minerals, unless the doctor prescribes a special supplementary.

     It is difficult to accurately assess a treatment in the case of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia often improves symptoms without any contribution, and treatment may lead to a placebo effect that gives a feeling of improvement in symptoms. It must be known that improving the state after treatment may not be due to treatment. Also, the treatment that works for some people may be ineffective for others. May take time and may try several treatments to find the right one for you.

     Even if complementary fibromyalgia therapies are not effective in treating the disease, many of them are safe and effective habits that can improve overall health.

     With a disease so difficult to treat as fibromyalgia, it may be tempting to address a promising treatment. Avoid products that say they had a secret ingredient or that they cure fibromyalgia. Also, avoid diets that encourage unhealthy behaviors like excessive resting or avoiding activity.

     You also need to know the cost of treatment before you agreed the implementation. Expensive treatment, unrecognized, which might help or not help, may not be financially worthwhile. We recommend attention to the suppliers of products that require a large financial investment at the beginning of the program or a series of costly treatments.

Complementary fibromyalgia therapy:

     Other types of complementary fibromyalgia therapies which have been tried by people with fibromyalgia are:

  • Dietary supplements
  • Vitamins
  • Phytotherapy
  • Reflexology, which consists of applying pressure on certain points of the body with effects on other body parts
  • Chiropractic therapy

Examples of fibromyalgia therapies:

     The injection therapy:


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 Infiltration injections and the needle sting in specific pain points is an important technique for triggering pain myolysis. This interruption helps to relieve pain, to increase tolerance in circulation and exercise. There are injected lidocaine 1% and procaine 0.5%, substances which have fewer allergic reactions, a rapid onset of action and high potency. Salt solutions are used for patients allergic to local anesthetics.

     Therapy for sleep:

     An effective drug for improving sleep disorders is zolpidem. Antidepressants are generally used because of their effects on serotonin. Tricycle antidepressants are the most potent. The standard is amitriptyline, but many patients do not tolerate the drug. If the patient has restless legs syndrome Clonazepam is indicated.

     Diet therapy:

     Fibromyalgia patients produce higher amount of free radicals oxidizing and metabolic toxins in comparison with the healthy ones. Increased food intake or vitamin supplementation, C, A, C, zinc and selenium is indicated. Vegetarian diet ameliorates some symptoms. Most patients with fibromyalgia consume large amounts of carbohydrates that contribute to worsening symptoms. It is recommend the removal from alimentation of refined sugars, alcohol, caffeine, smoking, pastas, aspartame and monosodium glutamate.

     For having a good sleep is recommended:

  • A schedule of hours of sleep at night
  • Avoiding periods of sleep during the day
  • Avoid spicy foods, sweet drinks before bed
  • Make regular day exercise, but not before bed
  • Avoid watching TV, reading books in bed at night
  • Keep quiet room, dark and cool
  • Make a warm bath before bedtime.