Anyone here taken any herbal stuff for fibromyalgia? I am wondering what your experiences are, what you had if you dont mind me asking and if you used normal medications to help the pain or doctor pescribed?
I do have acupunctutre which is great... and triggerpoint massage... and dry needle therapy... all good. Reiki is excellent... and i dont eat meat... i have very very little refined sugar and zero saturated fat! High starrch cos i eat oatmeal the most...
Lol lulabel! I hope your shaking eases. I can relate its winter here and my hands are so cold and sore. Oh you had acupuncture? Howd that go. My friend suggested it might help me. I love reiki. I take ginger tablets for nausea but havent taken anything else just waiting to see rheumatoid. My naturopath wants me on an immune booster and vitamin c. Not really sure what else i could take. Ive heard fish oil is good but it repeats on my hubby so im not game to try it. I have maca powder for my hormones too. X
I have been researching the 'swank' diet... and it seems to have good merit and an excellent explaination for his findings. He has since passed as he wrote the paper over 60yrs ago.. i would be interested to know what u think... heres the link 🤔
My naturopath has helped me with my fibro a lot. I take magnesium malate, omega 3 (fish oil), active folic acid, sublingual b12 (dont remember the form exactly), vitamin d, potassium, some herbal anti-inflammatory concoction. Finding the right form of the supplements so that my body can absorb them has made a huge difference. Switching to the magnesium malate from the other forms made my after exercise recovery faster and easier. The anti-inflammatory thing has helped me go from not walking with weather change to just really achy and sore. I take robaxin (muscle relaxant) and needed and have only ever been told to take otc pain pills so i take advil with my robaxin. I have a lovely blend of essential oils from saje called peppermint halo that's ment for headaches but it works well for joint and muscle pain too so i use that. It's strong and smells a lot so less is more with that one. Food is a big thing. My first naturopath found a lot of slow reaction food intolerances and when I eliminated those items from my diet my pain went from kill me now to mostly managed. But i keep gaining new intolerances so I have to keep testing and removing things and adding things i removed earlier to see if i still react to them. It's a big experiment with anything for fibro. But personally I'm more willing to experiment with natural supplements than pharmaceuticals.
Thank you for your reply! I definatly want to do as natural as possible. I need to get an allergy test but i know for sure full fat dairy i cant handle. Migh be a silly question but do you get blood tests regularly to see if the supplements you take are absorbed? Thank you so much for all the information!
I don't get blood tests to make sure. I probably should but getting the tests through the naturopath is so expensive. And the doctor says my levels are all in normal range. But blood levels and cellular levels can be very different. There is no way to test cellular levels. We go by how i feel to see if it's working. She has me on all the 'active' easiest to absorb with minimal processing by ones body types of supplements. Nothing worked until we switched to those