Latest Treatment For Fibromyalgia – 8 Effective Easy Steps To Overcome Pain

Pain, you make me a believer… The song was running in the background as I am sitting down to write this post. We have come across various types of pain. The one that can be expressed through tears of emotions, the physical pain that is visible on the body as marks and bruises, the medical pain that can be confirmed via tests, the undecipherable pain that can be proven by the little one that comes out of you… The list goes on. However, the kind of pain that cannot be expressed in words, that would not leave any bruises, that cannot be confirmed by any tests. How about that? After eons of research, a name was given to this invisible trauma – Fibromyalgia. While we are discussing the latest treatment for fibromyalgia, it is imperative to spread awareness about the major challenges.

Latest treatment for fibromyalgia

Due to the lack of awareness, men and women who are suffering from pain are judged as lazy. While we had a discussion about the judgments in our Fibromyalgia Support forum, the most common comments were you are imagining the pain, you find it convenient to do nothing, and you are lazy. There are no conclusive tests or scans to confirm the condition. Doctors depend on the symptoms and fibromyalgia pain areas to diagnose it. Ironically, still, a small section of doctors refuse to acknowledge that a condition like this still exists.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

For the longest time, Fibromyalgia was misunderstood as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome because chronic fatigue was one of the significant signs. In simple terms, it is chronic muscular pain and fatigue. Anyone irrespective of gender, age, and demography can have fibromyalgia

1. Muscle pain

The most common symptom of fibromyalgia is muscle pain. There are some specific points of origin for the pain. These are called tender points. Some physicians diagnose fibromyalgia based on the tender points. Mainly there are 18 tender points and if you have pain in at least 11 of them, the physician would diagnose you with fibromyalgia. Some are situated near the joints and hence the pain would be misunderstood as joint pain. If the tests for common conditions like arthritis are ruled out, the doctors would proceed to consider further pain areas and symptoms. The tender points are symmetrically located around the head, neck, shoulder, knees, and hips. There would be a stabbing pain at the point when pressed. 

Fibromyalgia tender points

The main tender points are the following.

  • Back of the shoulders
  • Back of the neck
  • Hip bone
  • Above the buttock 
  • The base of the skull
  • The point above the elbow and knee
  • Lower neck in the front
  • Edge of upper breast 

Lately, physicians have reached a conclusion that even if the patient doesn’t have sensitivity in all the tender points, they can be diagnosed with fibromyalgia provided they have associated conditions like cognitive issues (brain fog), fatigue, loss of memory, etc.

2. Fatigue

Another common symptom of fibromyalgia is chronic fatigue. Quite often patients with fibromyalgia are misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome because they are always tired. None of the blood tests, scanning, etc would give any conclusive results. Because of this, the patient will be diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, and other symptoms are often ignored. Along with fatigue, if other symptoms are prominent, this can be considered as fibromyalgia.

3. Sleep disorders

Latest treatment for Fibromyalgia

The sleep cycle of a fibromyalgia patient would be obstructed due to pain as well as the stress they are going through. The patient might find it difficult to sleep in the night leaving them sleepy through the day. In some cases, the patient would feel tired despite sleeping for hours. They will be sleepy all the time and hence tagged as lazy. The symptoms are similar to that of a condition called narcolepsy. Or we can say that someone with fibromyalgia could also have narcolepsy.

3. Cognitive issues

Fibrofog is a condition that helps a doctor in a conclusive diagnosis of fibromyalgia. The majority of patients would have the condition. This is a condition when the patient suffers from brain and memory issues. The patient would have memory issues, inability to concentrate, and difficulty in engaging in a conversation and storing the information in the brain. If we look at the larger picture, anyone suffering from chronic pain and inability to sleep would suffer from cognitive issues. Hence this could be considered a secondary effect of the condition.

4. Irritable bowel syndrome

Patients with fibromyalgia often face difficulty in digestion. Irritable bowel is another irritating and troublesome symptom of the condition.

5. Anxiety, depression

While you are dealing with so much pain, you might end up being anxious or depressed. On the other hand, fibromyalgia can occur due to stress as well. Hence it is imperative to have a check on your mental health because in more cases than not, mental stress is directly related to the onset of fibromyalgia.

Causes of Fibromyalgia

Scientists have not been able to find solid evidence of the reasons behind the result of this condition. However, the most common reasons believed to cause fibromyalgia are 

  • Genetics – This condition runs in families. If you have a family history, you may very well be prepared for the condition.
  • Infections – Some infections and illnesses are believed to trigger the condition
  • Physical and emotional impact – Some accidents, physical injuries, etc can trigger the condition. The most common trigger of fibromyalgia is psychological and emotional stress.

Latest Treatment For Fibromyalgia – Fibromyalgia Cure Found

When I say ‘fibromyalgia cure found’, I am not sure cure is the right word because it is indeed the latest treatment for fibromyalgia without any medication. However, you need to maintain consistency to live a life without pain. I have been there and I have suffered the worst judgments. But the pain and perseverance were worth it as I am leading a pain-free life now. Earlier antidepressants and analgesics (pain killers) were the only treatment for fibromyalgia. But now with time and experience and the inadvertent connection of the condition to your stressful life, we have many alternative treatments. The latest treatment for fibromyalgia that I underwent, has helped me live without pain and medication.

Latest Treatment For Fibromyalgia

1. Proper diet

Food is medicine. If you treat your food like one, there is no looking back because a proper diet to alleviates the symptoms of fibromyalgia. If you have no other medical condition, start following an intermittent fasting regime under expert guidance. Include whole grains, avocado, citrus fruits, natural sweeteners, green leafy vegetables, probiotics, and nuts in your diet. Make it a point to drink detox drinks to eliminate the toxins from your body. Find your Ayurvedic dosha and take the drinks appropriate for your doshas like Vata tea, Pitta tea, and Kapha tea.

2. Exercise

If you are suffering from Fibromyalgia, you might find yourself frowning. Because the pain would be unbearable to just move a muscle, let alone follow an exercise regime. But trust me, I have been there and it is not impossible. The first day was torture but I preferred extended days without pain to unbearable pain for a week. On Day One I did a couple of Surya namaskars and basic yoga (I was a yoga trainer once, but still I couldn’t manage more than the basic). On Day two I lifted weights though it felt like the weights would pull me down but after five days, my body started responding to the movements and slowly the pain subsided.

3. Meditation

As mentioned earlier, the most common cause of fibromyalgia is stress. On the first day of meditation, you would be distracted and wouldn’t be able to hold for more than five minutes. However, maintain consistency. Slowly you will connect with your inner self. 

4. Mindfulness

Due to the fibro fog, you would not be able to concentrate or do anything systematically. Being mindful and living in the moment is the best way to bring your brain back on track and clear the fog inside the head.

5. Journaling

Write down the thoughts when you have the pain. Read them to identify the pattern of negative thoughts that come automatically to your mind. Rephrase it and see the positive side. Journaling is a powerful tool to know yourself because once you read what you have written, it serves as hypnotherapy. You will see yourself writing about feelings that you never realized existed.

6. Aromatherapy

Lavender essential oils and rosemary essential oils are helpful in relieving stress. Use them in diffusers, or in your body wash, shampoo, etc. Add a few drops to a bucket of water and take a shower using the water. You will emerge refreshed and rejuvenated. You can also apply peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil as well as clary sage oil at the tender points. Make sure to use a carrier oil like coconut oil, olive oil, etc.

7. Nature Therapy

Gelling with nature is one way to clear your mind and thus keep the pain at bay. Walk barefoot on sand or grass. Have indoor plants and talk to them. Spend at least 10 minutes a day with nature. Even looking at the sky and observing the clouds would suffice.

Nature Therapy
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8. Breathing exercises 

Practicing pranayama daily will clear your air passages and also calms your mind. It clarifies your entire system. There are many types of Pranayama and variations of the same based on breath retention techniques.

In addition to these, you can also try facial reflexology, massages, and more. Try these techniques and see what is the most effective for you. As an end note, I would recommend everyone to reduce their screen time, especially during the night. These are a few fibromyalgia cure found by me or curated by me so to speak. These have helped me come out of the never-ending pain. This is a collated list of the latest treatment for fibromyalgia. Follow these and lead a pain-free life with the latest treatment for fibromyalgia. We have a fibromyalgia support forum. You can contact me for guidance.

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  1. Rakhi, thank you for sharing such a powerful and informative post on fibromyalgia and its challenges. Your description of the different types of pain resonates deeply, and it’s essential to raise awareness about this invisible trauma. It’s disheartening to hear about the judgments faced by those suffering from fibromyalgia due to the lack of conclusive tests. Spreading awareness can help break these misconceptions and offer support to those in need. Your insights on the symptoms and its distinction from chronic fatigue syndrome are enlightening. There is so much to learn from you. Keep up the great work in educating and empowering others!

    1. Thanks Anjali. I would be obliged if at least some women got to deal with this and lead a pain free life

  2. As a doctor I have seen some cases of fibromyalgia and one of my close friends was also diagnosed with it. It is an almost incapacitating condition and baffling to doctors and relatives. Earlier it was dismissed as a purely psychological condition that needed occasional painkillers and anti-depressants but with emerging research, we know that it goes deeper than that, and better management techniques are available now. It is not easy to live and conquer Fibromyalgia and I am glad that you not only shared your trauma but also how you were able to have a healthier life, this should motivate many others who stay undiagnosed or unsupported.

    1. Thanks, Preeti. I was lucky to have visited a doctor who recognized the condition easily. Some women deal with it for decades without knowing what it is

  3. Reading this post opened my eyes to the invisible struggle of fibromyalgia. I personally, actually, haven’t heard of it before, so taking in all the information you’ve given is enlightening and very informative. Breaking through judgment from people who are ignorant/uneducated and spreading awareness about this real pain can help those people who don’t only need support from the community but much love. Great sharing!

    1. Yes the judgement that we face is more painful than the pain itself

  4. It’s great that we have productive forums that help people with unknown illnesses. The world is seeing more and more of new found illnesses these days. I hope people especially women start taking care of themselves. God bless you and may you always have a pain free life.

    1. Thanks dear. I genuinely hope I would be able to help many women lead pain free life

    2. It’s really an eye opener blog ,I hope after reading this women will start taking care of herself . Always listen to your body, body always showing signs of illness but we ignored them very easily.

  5. Finally, its been acknowledged after years! It actually has been called a fatique syndrome! But being a physiotherapist, i have seen people suffer badly due to it. Wonderful compilation of ways to cure fibromyalgia Rakhi! It is sure to help out so many out there!

  6. Rakhi, you have worked really hard to eliminate pain. This is such an educative post. I didn’t know about this chronic condition and the pain it has. In my family genetics, there is a weakness in muscles, but it has never been diagnosed. Your post gives me some ideas about these diseases. I am glad you have given solutions on how to face and combat this.

  7. Thank you for bringing this condition to light. It’s got general conditions and there is a possibility of it being missed out. This will help us in focusing more on the symptoms that you have listed out.

  8. Except for the muscle pain, I suffer from all the rest. In fact, suffering right now. The IBS gives me severe cramps in the tummy, though. have not slept more than 2 hours in 15 days. I wake up with anxiety and the whole day goes awry. I need something to sleep. I have tried almost everything. Taking 2 relaxants and 2 melatonin and still no sleep. I am at my wits’ end. How do u overcome sleeplessness? Please share.

  9. Wow that is such a power packed informative post on fibromyalgia Rakhi. I remember, years ago when my brother had joint pain and stiffness, we were so confused regarding his disease diagnosis. from fibromyalgia to Ankylosing spondylitis, doctor has made many DD. it is great that now things have changed and we have clear information about even rare disease conditions across the web. loved each aspect of your post, indeed a great post for blog hop.

  10. Thankyou for sharing this post as i was not aware of Fibromyalgia. It was something very new for me. A very detailed and insightful post.

  11. That was quite a comprehensive article on fibromyalgia. I get these kind of patients a lot. And my husband being a orthopedician, he always says that the females from affluent backgrounds suffer the most from fibromyalgia. Most of the time it’s psychological and there are no specific tests to confirm it.

  12. This is exhaustive Rakhi, I have heard about this ailment but did not know the details, the cures that you indicated are magical in any medical condition for these have helped me in endometriosis too buddy,

  13. Fibromyalgia awareness is crucial in fostering understanding and empathy for those with this often invisible and debilitating condition. By shedding light on the challenges faced by individuals with fibromyalgia, we can work towards creating a more supportive and inclusive society. Let’s join hands in spreading awareness and breaking down misconceptions about fibromyalgia, ultimately paving the way for better care and recognition. #FibromyalgiaAwareness

    1. Thanks Neerja. Yes, we need an inclusive society which accepts the fact that the pain is not an imagination.

  14. Great insights on managing fibromyalgia pain! The 8-step approach is practical and well-explained, offering real hope to those who struggle with this condition. Thanks for sharing these effective tips!

  15. I am hearing about Fibromyalgia for the first time, and thank to your well researched post that in a single post it clears all the doubts about the ailment plus also gives a a what and how to do as well.

  16. Rakhi, although I heard about Fibromyalgia before but seriously I was not aware of this health condition this deeply. Thanks for writing this in-depth blog post and sharing so many vital information with us. Mainly, I am worried about the symptoms as some of them resemble me. Thank you for writing about this lesser-known disease and bringing us so many things. Gratitude to you for organizing and hosting this blog hop and taking this initiative to spread more awareness about health and wellness.

    1. Thanks Swarnali. Yes it could be the case with you too. The first step is to rule out other ailments. And then follow simple steps

  17. I don’t know if you’ll think I’ve under a rock when I say, I have never heard about this until I read your post. And it looks pretty serious. Is it for all ages or for adults alone?
    Thanks for writing about this.

    1. No, it’s not because you are under the rock. It is because half of the doctors don’t acknowledge the condition. Only with proper awareness we can help others

  18. Fibromyalgia is kind of new to me. But the symptoms that you mentioned are well known. Thanks for this informative post. Simple lifestyle changes can cure many problems, especially by reducing screen time, and daily exercising.

    1. Yes. You can be out of pain with simple steps..

  19. One of my friends suffers from fibromyalgia and I’ve seen her go through extremely tough times due to it. It’s one pain that kills you from within but never shows any outward sign. This post has all the information one would need about it. I’m glad that with good care one can control its effects to a certain extent. Good and helpful post!

  20. Awareness is the key to clearing misconceptions. You have shared the types of pain and the challenges associated with Fibromyalgia and how one can help oneself. So many conditions have similar symptoms and we often ignore our health-related issues. I am glad you shared in-depth about Fibromyalgia in a way every person can understand, Awareness can help us clear misconceptions and take appropriate steps. I personally had heard about it due to my professional background but it’s a commonly heard term I can say that. A support group is a great way to connect and motivate people with Fibromyalgia because support and motivation can do wonders. Thanks for sharing this post.

  21. I’ve seen a lot of people experience this but thanks to you , or I’m not sure if it’s ignorance I’m just hearing that the term is fibromyalgia. This definitely gave me the awareness of what it is about and how the deal with the symptoms. I’m sharing it across so it helps spread the message. An insightful read.

  22. I actually, had not heard of it before, so taking in all the information you’ve given there is very informative. And like the way how well have explained everything. Like the way you explained that the exercise part is difficult yet how well you managed and said about day to day changes in body initially.

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