It took a long time for me to get diagnosed with Fibro, over 2 years after my operation. That’s pretty fast according to research as the average is usually around 5. Not surprising really as Fibromyalgia is a nervous system disorder and reliable positive tests for this condition has literally only just been tested……. But even though there are a set of symptoms that we all feel; tender points, more pain in weak spots, extreme insomnia, skin tingling and burning and increased sensitivity to pain and psychological stresses plus exhaustion, there are also things that some get and others don’t, I don’t get IBS, but I eat an 80% natural diet? Does that make a difference? I think so? I’ve had migraines so severe I’ve ended up in A&E! Why I stupidly drank 3 cans of coke at a party (something I never drink) others don’t. I also get either overheated when it’s warm and get raynaud’s syndrome, others don’t etc etc.
There is one thing I have read over and over, we seem to have certain vitamin deficiencies; I was diagnosed with low vitamin D and an underactive thyroid and I put on 14 pounds (I don’t use KG 😂) in a year. I started using D3 with calcium at a high dosage and a thyroid supplement:-
Within 6 weeks both levels were back to normal, I also started exercising by walking more and ate a high protein diet and I lost the weight in 3 months. I also take vitamin E, CQ10, B1 and Cumin or Turmeric.
But there are many vitamins that we would benefit from taking, don’t underestimate the power of vitamins just because they are prescribed. Read more here. Most vitamins are more powerful than medication and have either no or minimal side effects but you just check with your doctor if taking medication.
I took the decision to ditch all regular meds as I was sick of the side effects plus no painkiller worked and I was now on Oramorph!! You get used to painkillers and they stop working, they did me anyway.
I signed up for these:-
For those of you that have done you own research the content of these two supplements are the best I have ever seen! I already take 6 of these vitamins at a high expense. You can read here for more info. Read what each supplement does. Now I’m not stupid I don’t look at this through rose coloured spectacles and think it’s a cure, there is no cure, but I know a damn good supplement when I see one. I have to come off 2 anti-depressants though as the sleep aid has 5-htp in it (serotonin) but hey I’m game, sign me up.
I’ve researched this stuff to death and no one has reported bad side effects apart from the usual ‘it doesn’t work’ but you have to give these things time and slowly increase up to the optimum dosage, if it says 2 X twice a day take 1 a day then 1 X 2 times a day and so on. Plus you have to give it at least 6 months to notice a difference.
I have to order it from the USA but I don’t care and it may cost me £65 a month for both supplements together but you can’t put a price on good health!
What have I got to lose? What with mindfulness, healthy eating and drinking, supplementation, exercise and no regular medication I know deep in my heart I will do this. Plus I’ve took a less stressful path in my career into a role I did 20 years ago, stuff it, I put my health before my career.
I have to, there are other people out there living life to the full with this condition that lost everything including careers, husbands and homes and after years of struggle by making changes to their lifestyles they have done it. So why can’t I?
Wish me luck and I hope you give me support through the good and the bad times.