Category Archives: pain

Fibromyalgia Pain Relief Tip: Pectin for Joint Pain?


Pectin has been found to help with arthritis. Read this article and see if you want to try and use pectin for Fibromyalgia.

http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/painrelief/15pectin/1.php

A Question to Ask Youself: Is Your Fibromyalgia Primary or Secondary?


Read this article to find out. It will help the dr with your treatment.

Read : http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/primaryorsecondary/question-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

How To Dress For Less Fibromyalgia Pain


  1. Get rid of tight clothing, opt for loose-fitting clothes. Maternity tops are perfect as they support the back and are loose in front.
  2. Don’t wear elastic waist bands. If you must wear them choose the ones with waist ties.
  3. Choose soft fabrics. Those with stretchy material are best.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Drug Withdrawal


Fibromyalgia Pain Tip – Substitute Sugar with Blackstrap Molasses


This is something I have not tried although it sounds like a possibility. Read the article here.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

4 Exercises Deemed OK for Fibromyalgia


I know what most if not all of you are thinking! Am I crazy? Exercise with Fibromyalgia???

Yes I agree wholeheartedly with you. Just moving or lying or even sitting with my Fibromyalgia is quite painful. I am going to list the 4 recommended exercises and who knows maybe one of them will help you if you have the urge to try it. I personally think a warm water swim wouldn’t be so bad, but I don’t have a pool that I can use.

  1. walking – I can only manage about 5 minutes before I need to stop or get some sort of support. I have used a cane, but not at the moment. I use the shopping carts if they have them or find a bench to sit on. I spend a lot of time sitting in the car while my son runs the errands.
  2. swimming – sounds nice if you have a pool. Make sure the water is warm though. Cold water is not a good idea.
  3. stretching – I have stretched occasionally with very light weights.
  4. yoga – goes with the stretching in most cases. I did yoga for about 2 weeks and did loosen up a bit. Then I stopped.

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 Treatments


I mentioned some of these a while ago, but it pays to mention it for my new followers.

  1. acupuncture – I haven’t tried it and doubt I ever will (hate needles) but others have mentioned that it helped them
  2. oil massage – I have tried this and you need a massage therapist who is familiar with fibromyalgia and who will listen if you want to stop because they are hurting you. Not every massage therapist is familiar with the pain of fibromyalgia.
  3. chiropractor – I have been seeing one regularly for about 6 years now. I currently have a back ache, a severe one, and had to go sooner. Regular treatment for me now is every other week.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com