Is There a Cure for Fibromyalgia? | “I Cured My Fibromyalgia”
Is There a Cure for Fibromyalgia?
It was recently reported through Good Housekeeping that Lady Gaga has just released a documentary entitled Gaga: Five Foot Two which, among other things, reveals her constant and painful fight with fibromyalgia. Within the film she states that she has no idea how people without her financial means can possibly survive these horrid attacks. Her money allows her to obtain the best of medical treatment and support staff. Others less fortunate struggle on. But hold on – Is there a cure for fibromyalgia that is being hidden from us, like everything else?
The release of the above-mentioned revealing documentary is very good news for those suffering all the same symptoms but not receiving the assistance they need. Hopefully it will raise fibromyalgia awareness, since few people understand the disease, but could it be that there is a cure for fibromyalgia?
“I Cured My Fibromyalgia”
There are many people who have a hard time believing that horrid diseases might have a cure. So for them we will provide some really good information for coping and pain management, and even alleviating fibromyalgia symptoms.
For anyone brave or desperate enough to believe that there is a cure for fibromyalgia, bear with me. We will hear about several people who dared to ask the question, “Is there a cure for fibromyalgia?”, and found out first hand that there is indeed!
But first, let’s talk a bit more about fibromyalgia, and hear from some actual sufferers of it.
For many years people have suffered severe headaches, joint and muscle pain and swelling, touch sensitivity, chronic fatigue, bowel problems, and finally, not surprisingly, depression.
But a diagnosis was elusive and a guess, at best. After countless consultations with doctors, test after test, and every conceivable pain medication, no end was ever in sight.
It is Not “Psychosomatic”
The fear of the unknown is often as worrisome as the pain itself and for these desperately ill patients there was never a reprieve. Often they were told that their pain and related symptoms were psychosomatic or stress related.
When the name fibromyalgia was eventually attached to the malady, it was rarely taken seriously, much less recognized as a very real, very painful disease. Naysayers often accused doctors of using this as a convenient label when the symptoms fit no familiar or well known diagnosis. Even worse, the pain-ridden, frustrated, frightened sufferers were accused of being hypochondriacs or “whiners.”
From Someone Who Knows:
Here are two websites provided by one of the fibromyalgia sufferers who I interviewed as well as a quote from her:
“As explained by my pain specialist we have multiple tender points on the body and tenderness is felt on eleven to eighteen of these points by fibromyalgia sufferers. They are painful lumps that develop in tight bands of muscle and form when the muscles contract and do not fully release. I had fifteen of these, oddly enough the most tender being on the insides of my ankles.
“I have experimented with many, many treatments to ease my symptoms and these are the ones that were successful for me: Acupuncture, trigger point injections, relaxation techniques, nutrition, chiropractic care, gentle exercise program or massage, hot baths with Epsom Salts, behavior modifications, posture training, meditation, and an assortment of medications recommended by my doctors. Other patients may benefit from physical and occupational therapy, pain management and coping techniques, and pacing”.
Foods To Be Avoided
As previously mentioned a healthy diet assists in managing fibromyalgia. There is no single set of dietary guidelines that is right for every sufferer but the avoidance of some foods, such as these listed by WebMD, offer benefits to some:
- Aspartame (NutraSweet, etc.) – There is a pain receptor in the nervous system known as NMDA. When pain turns from acute to chronic it opens this receptor. Aspartame stimulates this event. MSG and the nitrates found in processed meats are also to be avoided.
- Sugar, fructose, and simple carbohydrates can reduce symptoms of chronic yeast infection, a fungus that is sometimes a secondary condition contributing to the pain of fibromyalgia.
- Caffeine is often used by FM sufferers as it is considered a stimulant. However the boost they get is false and quickly exacerbates fatigue.
- Yeast – some doctors believe that it fosters the overgrowth of the yeast fungus in the body. This may cause or increase the joint and muscle pain associated with FM.
- Tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and eggplant are said to trigger flare-ups of arthritis and Fibromyalgia.
“Avoiding certain foods may help individual patients to better cope with their disease”, states nutritionist Samantha Heller.
Also helpful is a high potency vitamin supplement as well as supplements containing omega 3 fatty acids.
A new treatment has recently been discovered called Laser Therapy which is a restoresensor neurostimulator which sends electric currents to automatically neutralize pain.
Learn to Reduce Stress
The worst thing about fibromyalgia is that stress increases your pain. You must decide to learn to reduce stress, first by identifying your stress triggers. While negative events are of course more stressful, be sure to also assess positive changes in your life. Once this is done, it
is possible to begin to figure out strategies for dealing with them. Seek help with this from family and friends. Stress may not disappear from your life, but with practice you can learn to reduce stress or even eliminate it. Relaxation techniques are an essential part of stress management.
Researchers now know that fibromyalgia is a muscular skeletal disorder that amplifies the way the brain processes pain.
The condition typically begins following severe trauma such as an accident, a surgery, or after massive psychological stress.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia are many and varied and differ in each patient. Here is a list adapted from one compiled by fibromyalgia author Devin Starlanyl, as well as from other sources:
- Delayed reactions to physical exertion or stressful events
- Unexplained weight gain or loss
- Chocolate and carbohydrate cravings
- Headaches and migraines
- Vision changes
- Pain ranging from mild to severe, that may move around the body
- Morning stiffness
- Muscle twitches
- Diffuse swelling
- Mold and yeast sensitivity
- Shortness of breath
- Earaches, itchy ears, and/or tinnitus
- Light or broken sleep patterns
- Chronic fatigue
- Sleep starts (falling sensations)
- Restless muscle twitching
- Menstrual problems
- Loss of libido
- Bloating and nausea
- Abdominal cramps
- Pelvic pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome (as an overlapping condition)
- Urinary frequency
- Language impairments, directional disorientation, loss of ability to distinguish some colors, short term memory impairment, trouble concentrating
- Poor balance and coordination
- Tingling or burning in limbs
- Sensitivity to odours, light, and/or noise
- Sensory overload
- Panic attacks, tendency to cry easily, mood swings, unaccountable irritability
- Irregular heart beat
- Depression (as an overlapping condition)
- Pronounced nail ridges, nails that curve under, mottled skin, bruising or scarring easily
- Nose bleeds
Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia – www.treatcfsfm.org
Okay, But Is There a Cure for Fibromyalgia?
“I Cured My Fibromyalgia…”
At this point I would like to provide a link to an article by a former woman sufferer who has found the secret to curing her fibromyalgia pain.
Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH is completely symptom-free from taking one single single homeopathic remedy! How I Cured My Fibromyalgia with One Simple Medicine
“First, I stopped taking analgesics, antibiotics and any other such baloney. But the real change appeared (which practically happened overnight) after I took a homeopathic medicine.
“…It’s the number one remedy for joint, muscle and oft chronic pain and tenderness”.
The remedy she is referring to is called Rhus Toxicodendron, or Rhus tox for short.
“For myself, I used Rhus tox 200 twice daily for about a week, and that was all that was needed. And just like that, my Fibromyalgia was gone. …never to present again ever.”
“I cured my fibromyalgia with FOOD”
Mother who suffered with chronic pain claims a new diet ERADICATED her symptoms.
Fibromyalgia and Gut Health
Fibromyalgia and gut health are very likely linked.
Amir Minerbi, of the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at Montreal’s McGill University, says that “fibromyalgia and the symptoms of fibromyalgia — pain, fatigue, and cognitive difficulties — contribute more than any of the other factors to the variations we see in the gut microbiomes of those with the disease.”
He used various techniques to eliminate the variables that could influence the link between gut bacteria and fibromyalgia.
Among these variables are age, diet, exercise, medications, and exercise.
Using a type of artificial intelligence called ‘machine learning’ to analyze the microbiomes in the stool samples of 156 female Montreal residents (they also gave saliva and urine samples), Minerbi’s team was able to identify which participants had fibromyalgia with an accuracy of 87.8%.
Whether or not diet or exercise influence fibromyalgia, good gut bacteria are widely thought to be produced by a proper diet and exercise. Consuming fermented foods like sauerkraut is said to increase the level of good bacteria in the gut. Also, the fibers and sugars in fruits and vegetables can boost gut bacteria health.
So, Is there a cure for fibromyalgia? Well, there are plenty of testimonies on the internet of people who had it and no longer do, so… apparently there are indeed cures for fibromyalgia!
People are different, and different things seem to work for different people. The secret is to research with the mindset that you are going to get to the bottom of it and find a solution, and not with a mindset of resignation, due to believing the commonly prescribed dictates of the medical industry. They are not interested in cures, but selling drugs.
Here are some other things to strongly consider:
And here is the link again to the Rhus Toxicodendron.
Have some hope, and happy researching!