Category Archives: Fibromyalgia

Garlic, TENS unit and Cupping for Fibro pain.


Garlic Therapy

Yet another excellent natural herb that possesses bacteria-fighting traits, garlic has proved that it can help manage the pain of fibromyalgia. This is largely due to its content of selenium. According to J.O. Ban, chief author for a 2009 study published in Arthritis Research and Therapy, thiacremonone, one of the sulfur compounds found in garlic, helps to prevent inflammation in the body, making it easy to treat inflammation.

Garlic also contains antioxidants that contribute to reduce inflammation and pain. Garlic not only helps with the pain of fibromyalgia but also with fatigue.

To start your garlic therapy, eat 2 to 3 clove of raw and fresh garlic every morning. You can add into your salad, soup or sandwich. Garlic can also be taken as a supplement.

Trigger Point Therapy for Fibromyalgia Pain


Here is an article on trigger point therapy: http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/triggerpointtherapy/tptherapy-1.php

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Rough time between Bipolar and Fibromyalgia and Diabetes


I am having reactions to diabetes meds and last one landed me in the hospital ER for dehydration, low magnesium and diarrhea and vomiting. Having a rough time lately.

All I do is sleep now that I stopped the antidepressant Paxil. It wouldn’t let me sleep.

Sugars are high again. Back to my old medicine and trying to clean this weekly injection out of my system. It sent me to the ER. I had 2 bottles of liquid and a bottle of magnesium.

Almost threw up in the ER 3 times. Holding it down was unpleasant, but throwing up is even nastier.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Fibromyalgia and exercise


Doctors do tend to recommend that you do some light exercise with Fibromyalgia. Mine suggests walking (have a fitbit and slowly adding more steps) and swimming in warm water is another one.

Though for some this works the opposite and increases the pain. You have to decide which is more important to you and what your pain level is. I am trying to walk through mine before I become completely unable to walk at all and end up in a wheelchair.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Fibromyalgia Pain Relief Tip: Go Gluten-free


http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/painrelief/18glutenfree/1.php

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Foods That Instantly Cause Fibromyalgia Pain


http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/foodpain/foodpain-1.php

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

I am not a doctor, just posting stuff I find that might help. Please check with your doctor before trying anything new.


http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/6thingstotellyourself/6things-1.php

Check out the article above. It has 6 helpful hints.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com