Beating Fibromyalgia

by Laraine Turner - Date: 2007-01-24 - Word Count: 621 Share This!

As a sufferer of Fibromyalgia I believe that trying to beat Fibromyalgia is a healthy attitude to adopt.

I'm not convinced that there's a cure. But I'm definitely working on finding out about one!

However, as a sufferer of this chronic condition for over 12 years I have made some changes to my life and the way that I think about life to help me cope.

Let me share with you my top ten tips for beating Fibromyalgia.

1. Relax-- both your mind and body. Sometimes a lot easier said than done. But it is a lot easier to sleep deeply when you're relaxed & it's the lack of deep sleep which can actually cause Fibromyalgia in the first place. So it is worth it. Take time out each day just for you, it need only be 10 minutes-- but it'll be 10 minutes every day that'll really add up to beating Fibromyalgia. Surely you're worth that?

2. Cut out sugar-- this has helped me so much. The acid from sugar in our diets leads to overgrowth of micro-organisms i.e. yeast & fungi and their poisons, which are released into our bodies cause the symptoms that medical science refers to as disease. These cause the aches, pains & constant tiredness associated with Fibromyalgia.

3. Eat your greens-- to re-balance ourselves we need to eat more alkaline foods to correct all the damage that too much acid in our diet has caused. Which are they? Basically if it's green it's likely to be alkaline. Go for it!

4. Have fun-- whenever you can, remember to fit joy & pleasure into your existence. Beating Fibromyalgia means showing it who's boss. Do not feel limited by your condition. Meet up regularly with the positive people that you know & stay away from the negative ones.

5. Think of others-- nobody has a pain free, stress free life. We're all on our own journeys doing the best we can with what we've been dealt. We're all unique and all have a lot to offer. Don't let Fibromyalgia define you as a person-- just as someone with Cancer wouldn't want to be known as just someone with a disease.

6. Stretch-- have you ever seen your pet dog or cat after a snooze? They have a good old stretch. Do you ever? You should. Fibromyalgia affects the muscles & sometimes keeps them contracted which can then lead to pain. Stretching every day keeps muscles loose and eases pain. Stretching is most effective when the muscles are warm, so try and fit some stretching in every day after a shower or bath.

7. Drink plenty of water-- Beating Fibromyalgia or any disease or condition is helped greatly by drinking at least 2 litres of water/ herbal teas a day. Basically doing this on a daily basis flushes out any unwanted toxins in our system and makes us healthier. 8. Rest-- Remember to allow yourself to rest, especially if you're going through a rough phase and not sleeping. You need your sleep and your muscles need time to rest in order to rejuvenate. Be kind to yourself.

9. Relieve those aches & pains-- Personally I have monthly Reflexology sessions. I find these very relaxing and effective in easing the aches and pains that I experience to varying degrees. There are a lot of holistic therapies out there, try a few and see which one suits you. It's good to enlist others when beating Fibromyalgia. You're not on your own!

10. Keep researching-- there's plenty out there! Local support groups, e- books, new ideas as to the cause or causes, reported breakthroughs and even cures! There are a lot of people out there with a vested interest in beating Fibromyalgia once and for all.

I hope that by sharing with you some of my tips for beating Fibromyalgia that you experience success and have a happier and healthier future.

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