Despite the x-rays, blood tests and examinations by doctors, she somehow just didn’t feel right despite their assurances that everything was fine. She felt strange at night. She tossed and turned but somehow still couldn’t rest comfortably. She woke up groggy in the morning and found her focus at work started to suffer.
People around her made comments about her mood and said she seemed to be acting “strange lately”. Then her digestion seemed to be off. Prior to the accident her bowels were a little sluggish, but now they seem to shut down for days at a time. The pain that used to be intermittent and mild is now becoming consistent and unbearable.
She struggles to complete minor tasks that used to be no trouble at all. Pain, fatigue, brain fog, irritability, constipation are all becoming frequent irritants. Sleeping pills, digestive aids, pain killers and anti-inflammatories are all her doctor seems to offer now. At her last visit, her doctor suggested that she may want to seek the help of a therapist.
After seeking the help of doctors and specialists, she was finally told she was experiencing the classic signs of fibromyalgia. When someone lives with fibromyalgia, they feel pain on a daily basis. But it is unpredictable. It moves from one spot to another without reason. They feel extreme fatigue at times and are unable to recharge at night. Often they experience symptoms beyond their muscles and joints. They cannot focus at work, they feel irritable at times and their whole body seems to be in trouble.
working to reduce pain naturally
Medically, we try to solve the problem by medicating the symptoms. Pain relievers seem to work for a while, but their effect fades over time. Digestive aids, sleeping pills and anti-depressants only work as a temporary measure and then lose their effectiveness also. The sad reality for many who suffer from this problem, is they are not given solutions that actually work. They are not told about how the body has an incredible ability to heal itself when given the right conditions.
Did you know for example, many of the foods we commonly eat today can aggravate this condition?
Did you know there are many breathing techniques, natural compounds, hands on techniques, stretches and activities that have shown amazing effectiveness?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described in here and have had them far too long, we invite you to visit us.