ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia

Coping with your ME in life sucks ass, here is a few things I have found online to help “manage” the symptoms.

Diet: 

Green veggies: fibro has been linked to a Mangenesum deficiency.

Lean protein: Help your body recover faster.

Fermented and cultured foods: Helps fight Candadiasis which flares up amongst those suffering from Fibromyalgia.

Omega fats: Helps reduce inflammation and reduce pain. These fats help promote cell membranes and increases mood.

Antioxidants: To fight off disease such as Vitamins A, C for oxidative stress & E.

Herbs: chamomile, passionflower, and valerian root to help improve mood naturally.

  • Eat ginger and turmeric regularly for their anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Ginseng: increase energy and combat fatigue.

Foods to avoid: 

  • Gluten & Wheat.
  • Sugar (Increases pain and inflation)
  • Processed foods (Chemicals irritate your condition)
  • Food your allergic to.
  • Alcohol & coffee (Causes dyhdration)
  • Dairy and Eggs.
  • Preservatives & additives.
  • Hydrogenated oil.
  • Salt.

Supplements:

#1 Magnesium (500 mg daily) Relaxes nerves & muscles.

#2 Fish Oil (1,000mg daily) Helps reduce pain.

#3 Vitamin D3 (5,000IU daily) Deficiency encourage auto immune disease.  This Vitamin is good for mood, immunity, and the musculoskeletal system.

#4 D-Ribose (5g 3x daily) Improves cellar energy.

#5 Rhodiola and Ashwagandha (500-1000 mg daily) Helps metabolic function and to reduce stress.

#6 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) This is a natural amino acid, which helps your body produce serotonin that is a chemical that helps regulate your mood.

# 7 S-Adenosyl methionine (SAMe) This helps relieve pain, morning stiffness, and fatigue.your body does produce this naturally.

#8 Melatonin: Helps improve quality of sleep and reduce pain.

#9 B-complex vitamins: For energy, immunity, nerve, and brain function

#10 Iodine: For thyroid health.

# 11 Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH) NADH is a naturally occurring molecule formed from vitamin B3 (niacin) that plays an essential role in cellular energy production.

# 12 L-Carnitine: Carnitine is found in almsot all body cells, this is responsible for transporting long-chain fatty acids into mitochondria, the energy-producing centers of cells. It allows these fatty acids to be converted into energy.

#13 Coenzyme Q10: Coenzyme Q10 (Co Q10) is a compound found naturally in the mitochondria, the energy-producing center of our cells. Co Q10 is involved in the production of ATP, the main energy source of body cells. Co Q10 is also an antioxidant.

Home remedies & Lifestyle changes:

Daily light exercise for at least half an hour including: Swimming, yoga, walking, Pilates, ti chi, Cross trainer, Aqua swim classes. Adopt pacing activities alternating with rest. This will help preserve energy, allowing the body to recover naturally. In the surveys, 90 per cent were helped by this.

Counseling: To help wit the depression, try: Emotional Freedom Techniques, the Quadrinity Process, and cognitive behavioral therapy

Meditation: Calm the mind, reduce stress and manage pain. Quietens the nervous system.

Heat packs: Boosts blood flow and eases pain.

Cold packs: Helps with deep muscle pain.

DETOX: your body from toxins: saunas, steam baths, mineral baths, and low-intensity exercise to induce sweat. In addition, you can try to be “green” at home, by reducing the toxins that are in your household.

Rid yourself of any chemical or medicinal poisons, such as fluoride, mercury and antibiotics like Septrin, which have all been linked to ME. Use chelation techniques if necessary.

Prescribed medication: 

APTA machine: For easier breathing whist sleeping.

Prescribed painkillers.

Prescribed anti depressants. 

Massages & oils and lotions: 

Massages: when your muscles get knotted up and tight.

Helichrysum oil: To decrease muscle pain, improve circulation and support healing of nerve tissue which makes it an effective natural treatment for fibromyalgia.

Lavender oil: Reduces the emotional stress and rubbing on your muscles can help reduce pain.

Acupuncture: help improve pain and stiffness.

Manual lymph drainage therapy (MLDT) This massage helps reduce morning tiredness, anxiety and reduces pain and improved quality of life.

Capsaicin lotions: Capsaicin comes from pepper plants and is considered a natural pain reliever.When applied to a painful area of the body, it stimulates the release of a body chemical called substance P. As substance P is depleted, the pain sensation seems to decrease.

Chiropractic Manipulation: This alternative form of treatment that uses spinal manipulation and realignment to relieve pain, improve function, and promote natural healing.

The Feldenkrais Method. To correct poor posture or habits of movement that may contribute to pain.

Other Things to try: 

  • Colonics, Bowel Cleanses and Parasite Cleanses to help clear the gut of canidia.
  • Allergy test: Check if you have an allergy and then eliminate.
  • Hypnotherapy. 
  • Get your mercury fillings removed.

Pain is also associated with the following disorders/issues:

Nutrition:

  • Low ferritin
  • Low B12
  • Low folic acid (blood)
  • Low 25-hydroxy vitamin D 
  • Low vitamin C, B1, and B2

Metabolism: 

  • Hypothyroidism (low thyroid)
  • Adrenal Dysfunction

Infection: 

  • Lyme Disease or coinfections
  • Hepatitis C
  • Ova and parasites
  • Overgrowth of bacteria in the gut
  • Enteroviruses
  • Other infections not known or not yet understood

Toxic Issues:

  • Heavy metals
  • Pesticides
  • Jet fuel

LEARN about your illness, when you know whats going on and how you can help yourself you can begin managing your condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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