Since the brain is stuck in the fight-or-flight mode, a chain reaction prompts the symptoms of muscle pain, poor deep sleep, and fatigue. Treating these symptoms may not mandate a cure, but it can bring wholesome relief, adding a little more zest to your day.
Your first step is to find a medical practitioner that understand your condition, believes and sympathizes with your issues, and can individualize a treatment plan that fits your needs. As you know everyone can be atypical with fibromyalgia meaning that no two people share same list of symptoms. The human body is more complex than that and requires a more individualistic approach.
I would suggest discussing the following treatments with your doctor in this order:
- Get diet/allergy testing and make changes immediately.
- Begin a gentle exercise program that emphasizes warm up.
- Improve sleep habits, seek herbal or medical advice for this.
- Get body work focused on the fascia.
When your tired and haven't had a night of deep sleep in years, it can be overwhelming to even think about doing any of the above treatments. But you have the strength to do it - after all you live with fibromyalgia every day. Empower yourself with this knowledge and get moving. First things first, talk all this over with your doctor.