I’ve discovered 6 simple ways to reduce the pain of any Fibromyalgia flare.
As a mom of two little boys I can’t be out of commission for too long. I have to be able to recover quickly from any flare and in this post I share how I do it quickly and naturally.
I’ve figured out how to reduce the occurrence of a Fibromyalgia flare. These days the flares are very far and few between. I’m so grateful I’ve been able to mostly control my Fibromyalgia pain through everyday changes and tweaks to my lifestyle.
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Even though my Fibro flares are few and far between, they do still occassionally happen. They happen when the barometer drastically shifts, and also if I am getting sick with a cold or flu.
There are a few simple things that I do to bounce back from a fibromyalgia flare.
My latest flare began on a dark and stormy night… OK, actually it was not a dark and stormy night. It was daytime and a blizzard was rolling in. Just by the mere fact that the barometer would be making such a dramatic swing from temperatures of about 40°, down into the 20s and 6 to 12 inches of snow expected, I knew that a fibromyalgia flare could be coming my way along with the storm.
It had been almost a year since my last flare. Regardless, I was prepared.
I’ve managed to keep my Fibromyalgia under control most days. I only seem to have flareups when the barometer dramatically shifts, or I am fighting a cold or infection. You can read more about how I control my fibromyalgia every day by grabbing my book, Fibromyalgia Fighter, at its deepest discount over on Amazon.
As the storm rolled in and flakes began to fall outside our large family room window, the familiar aching of a fibromyalgia flare started inside my body. I knew I wouldn’t be so fortunate to avoid a flare this time.
6 Steps to Fight Fibromyalgia Pain During a Flare
Tumeric is a powerhouse inflammation fighter. When we are in a Fibro flare, it is the inflammation that is causing us pain. Reduce the inflammation, reduce the pain.
I fill a vegetable capsule with a few drops of liquid Tumeric. I use the liquid form because it is more bioavailable and the body can more readily utilize it.
The brand I use is Banyan Botanicals Turmeric Liquid Extract, USDA Organic
A detox bath is absolutely one of my favorite things to do if I feel a flare coming on. It is a relaxing and simple way to remove inflammation from the body. It is the inflammation that is causing our pain.
I like my bath pretty warm, which some people will tell you is contrary to fighting information but honestly I don’t care. So in my warm bath I add 2 cups of Epsom Salt, and one cup of Baking Soda. The Epsom Salt and Baking Soda are what makes it a detox bath versus a regular bath. They draw out toxins and replenish minerals.
As I soaking in the tub I like to have a cup of herbal tea. I choose herbal because there are medicinal benefits and it is not dehydrating like other tea, such as black tea or oolong tea.
My favorites include:
As a mom it is not always easy to be able to get a bath, yet alone rest too. But if you can rest that is honestly one of the greatest things for your body.
When your body is at rest it can use all of its energy to repair itself, and reduce inflammation.
If you cannot rest then it is time to reach for the B vitamin complex. Again I use a liquid form because it is the most bioavailable and easily absorbed and utilized by the body.
I choose a full spectrum B-vitamin in a spray bottle. I do several squirts of this into my mouth and it helps reduce inflammation, as well as give me a boost of much-needed energy.
The one I use is Garden of Life B12 Vitamin – mykind Organic Whole Food
B-vitamin is one of those vitamins that most of us with auto-immune disorders are lagging. Remember too that if you consume too much of it, it’s okay, your body will flush it out.
It is important to get a supplement every day. During a fibromyalgia flare it’s important to get extra supplementation if you can. The best way is through eating whole foods, but I totally understand if you don’t feel like eating food when you are flaring. I know I never do. So an easy way for me to get extra supplementation is through a good supplemental greens product. The greens I use and trust are Green Qi – Dietary Supplement Use the link modere10off.com to get $10 off your first order
Most people with an autoimmune disorder don’t absorb nutrients as well as those without disorders. That is one reason why we need the extra supplementation especially when we are going through a flair.
For a total blueprint on what I do to live well every day even with Fibromyalgia, be sure to get my book – Fibromyalgia Fighter.