How to Fight Fibromyalgia Flares

In this video from Painfreekitchen, Rachel talks about fibromyalgia flares, what triggers hers and some of the products which help to ease the symptoms when she suffers from fibro flares.

Nancy talks about how switching to a gluten-free diet helped her keep her fibromyalgia symptoms at bay.

From medications, heat and cold patches, Epsom salts and dietary changes, Rachel explains what works to help her keep fibromyalgia under control.

Could reflexology be used to help ease fibro pain? Find out more here.

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    • Nanette says:

      I am also looking into medical Marijuana oil for its anti inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, I’ve heard it works AMAZING for Fibro pain and does not make you high. Also helps with Fibro fog. I find many things work for me, but only for very short periods of time. Some of those things are hot tub, I have an infrared sauna AMAZING on so many levels including detox, gentle exercise, be sure to NOT over do it, hot yoga very gentle poses only, hot baths with Epsom salts I also once a week put 1 cup Epsom salts, 1 cup of baking soda, and 6 drops of lavender oil, this is also a detoxifies plus the Epsom salts are filled with magnesium, the lavender is relaxing as is the Epsom salts, the baking soda softens water and helps to draw toxins out of your body. I also have a fibration trainer which if you don’t know, is a platform you can stand, sit, put your hands on and you control the speed it shakes your whole body, great for lymphatic drainage and circulation, 10 minutes is equivalent to 60 min. Of cardiovascular but feels like a massage, a gentle massage depending on the speed. I also take magnesium a liquid my Naturopath recommended and it does relax me, and does make me go to the bathroom #2 in the morning, which for me is good as I suffer from constipation not only because of Fibro, but I’m also on 11 pain pills a day for pain, 6 of which are morphine. I was hospitalized in March of 16 for 2 weeks and it’s now November and still on Morphine, hence the reason I’m looking in to medical Marijuana oil as all these pills aren’t helping me, they like everything else is very short term relief. I also do self Reiki if my pain is bad and generally fall asleep before I get through all my chakras. I will also listen to various meditations on YouTube for pain. Plug in my headphones and it takes me into dream land

    • Bette Thomsen says:

      I have been on Med. MJ for 2yrs now. Sleeping well for the first time in my life. Did not sleep well as a child either. Only use at night at the present time. Use edibles(cake) 1hr before I want to sleep. Need to be able to sleep 8-10 hrs to burn off the effect or you will be fuzzy. An absolute Miracle. Also use tincture of THC topically and it is very effective on muscle, connective tissue and joint pain. Meds are Lyrica, Gabapentin and Norco for the tough times.

    • Tammy says:

      Alison Makin everyone is a little bit different. I recently switched to the Paleo diet and feel so much better. I consume a little raw cheese when I crave cheese and bake Paleo breads and muffins. Biggest triggers are aspartame, more than like 2 bites of something really sweet, any Chinese food. Tried ones that claim no MSG but still blow up like I’m pregnant, hurt all over, and headache.

  1. Nanette says:

    I have tried so many things that have helped but only short term such as accupuncture (love it so much) rreflexology Mehr could take or leave it. I bought an infrared sauna (love it for so many things) I have a fibration trainer, love for those high pain days where my pain is so bad I can’t sleep. Hot yoga, love this, we have a place in our city that has infrared heaters in the yoga studios and it’s AMAZING!! The heaters gentle warm every part of you so the poses are easier because the heat loosens you up as you do the poses. Hot tub, don’t have one but want one. Hot baths with Epsom salts as the magnesium is so good for you, I also put baking soda and lavender essential oils in there. There are actually commercial float tanks that put hundreds of pounds of Epsom salts in their tanks and the concentration is so high you float. I have tried this and loved it 1 hour for 30.00, your skin is silky smooth after its called Theta Float. I take liquid magnesium my Naturopath prescribed for me, it does help if taken every night, will clean you out which is good if you suffer from constipation because of Fibro. Swimming is great because it’s gentle resistance and no stress on your body. Gentle walks be sure not to over due it because I have this issue if it makes me feel good I tend to push myself too far.

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