With the world’s eye on those of us suffering from chronic pain, I feel like bad news is delivered daily into my inbox with newsletters or articles telling me I can’t access something that helps me manage. Opoids came under fire, now NSAIDS are ready for scrutiny. We know the medicines we need aren’t ideal but neither is chronic sleep deprivation or untreated pain. Seriously, there’s research!
To this end, I have decided to work through as many natural options as I can find to help you navigate potential new options for treatment.
This one is supplements for fibromyalgia energy. There is a seemingly endless list and I have done a lot of research on this area, but here I’ll present what I’ve tried with honest feedback.
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I tried this a few years ago and wasn’t impressed, however I would like to try this again now that I have a few more of my jigsaw puzzle pieces in place. I’ll update you.
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This is a favourite of Dr Teitelbaum for energy, and a lot of people swear by it. Katarina from Skillfully Well
sums up the case for D ribose well, “Mitochondria produce the energy, called ATP, used by your cells to carry out all their functions. D-ribose is essential to the production of ATP. Therefore, taking additional D-ribose should help to support mitochondrial function and improve energy output in fatigued patients.”
The first time I tried it, I derived no energy from it. When I tried again in 2019, once I was sleeping better, I noticed an improvement. Especially around muscle recovery and the pain I experience after doing more exercise than I should.
Adrenal Support Herbs
It is not yet clear if adrenal fatigue
causes Fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia causes adrenal fatigue or they are completely separate. Though the body is a whole and I can see what effects so many systems (Fibromyalgia) could affect the adrenals, especially while the fight or flight response remains on overdrive.
I tried a generic adrenal support formula recently and didn’t feel any obvious effects from it. Ashwagandha
(a common ingredient in these formulas) is meant to be supportive for those with energy troubles, “Ashwagandha, is an adaptogenic herb
popular in Ayurvedic medicine that has shown incredible results for lowering cortisol and balancing thyroid hormones.”
Like a lot of things, it appears to be worth a try and I am glad to have ticked it off my list.
found, “Although this experience deserves further studies, these results indicate that LAC may be of benefit in patients with FMS, providing improvement in pain as well as the general and mental health of these patients.”
Unfortunately I found a tub and only managed four doses before I realised it was really upsetting my tummy.
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