Living With Fibromyalgia

Living with fibromyalgia - Prognostic


     Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease with relapses. It is reported up to 10 visits per year to the doctor because of pain. Pain in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue increases the risk of metabolic syndrome. Approximately one third of patients living with fibromyalgia reports work modification. Some shorten the work day or change the work with a less stressful one and with less responsibility. Patients report an inability to achieve higher educational level or career.

     Living with fibromyalgia can be difficult.

     Watch your caffeine:

     - A coffee a day is sometimes indicated. But when you drink all day just for "Being alive", the effects can only be diametrically opposed.


Techniques in relieving pain when living with fibromyalgia


     Studies show that some relaxation techniques can be surprisingly effective in relieving pain when you’re living with fibromyalgia:

  • Biofeedback (a method that uses the mind to control a body function that is normally regulated automatically, and body temperature, muscle tone, heart rate or blood pressure);
  • Acupuncture or electro acupuncture;
  • Meditation or prayer;
  • Trans cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation;
  • Chiropractic therapy (manipulation technique of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar lesions used for meniscus or ankles, tendons or old muscle breaks). Avoid stress and sleep well.

     For now, patients are recommended to avoid, to the extent possible, the stress and maintaining a physical activity whenever they had the chance, especially walking. In fact, exercises in general are beneficial for our health. But attention to the manner of their practice, that is reasonably, because the excessive effort may trigger feelings of fainting or other issues more serious in the patients living with fibromyalgia.

     The founder of the French Association of fibromyalgia, Annick Lalanne, does not think that such a practice is possible in some patients, they being so exhausted that they are not recovering for years, becoming very sedentary. Good sleep habits should be stimulated through wake and sleep at regular hours. Prolonged mornings till 10:00-11:00 affect the rest balance. If tranquilizers or sleeping pills can help in cases of acute insomnia is good to know that some of them, such as benzodiazepines, may also worsen because of the effects of muscle fatigue. These substances are hazardous because they are addictive and people living with fibromyalgia could easily become addictive.


Food preference and food to avoid when living with fibromyalgia:


     Conditions of life should ensure sufficient and repairing sleep, but also a balanced diet. It is recommended a hearty breakfast and taking the meals at regular hours during the day to maintain the optimal energy. Diet should include fruits, vegetables, grains, lean meat or fish, dairy. Also, you should be drinking water, at least 8 glasses a day to avoid dehydration and fatigue which this disease trains.

     People living with fibromyalgia should avoid foods likely to cause additional stress. Alcohol, high fat foods and those containing more sugar may increase the symptoms of fibromyalgia causing various digestive disorders. Fats should not represent more than 30 percent of the total calories. Coffee, tea and cola are energized, but also contribute to increasing the stress. So their consumption should be reduced or even best, should be eliminated at patients living with fibromyalgia.


Sport and psychotherapy against fibromyalgia:


     If you feel exhausted for months, you do not try to solve the daily problems, you have a bad sleep and you do not remember too well what to do, this is a symptom of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Neuro hormonal and immune abnormalities were also suspected, but the real causes of fibromyalgia have not been determined with certainty.

     If the World Health Organization has recognized the existence of fibromyalgia, which appears to be 2-3 times more common in women than in men, experts in medicine are not always on the same opinion. The debate takes place mainly in the sphere of causes (physical or mental) and there are at least four definitions of the syndrome in the world. Research demonstrates that for the people living with fibromyalgia physical activity practiced under the supervision of psychological specialist therapy allows the management of this disease.





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