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Fibromyalgia Tender Points – Fibromyalgia Treatments – Fibromyalgia Relief

You found this page because you were most likely trying to understand a little more about fibromyalgia tender points and how to get fibromyalgia treatments or at least Fibromyalgia relief.

Hear me out if your serious about getting permanent help for fibromyalgia and free from fibromyalgia tender points pain.

For me, the on-set of Fibromyalgia Syndrome was sudden.  One day I was fine and the next day I ached all over.  I assumed I had the flu.  When the pain did not go away, I went to the Doctor.  At the time they didn’t know what my problem was.  I suffered for several years until the medical community understood what was going on.

tenderpointssmall I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Fatigue Syndrome and soon found out that painful area of my body were called fibromyalgia tender points.

My doctor supported my desire to seek natural fibromyalgia treatment rather than rely heavily on drugs (which have their own side effects.)  However, he did suggest that I use a few medications until my natural approach kicked in.  (Big Mistake!)

Soon after my first appointment, more fibromyalgia signs showed up.  Fibrofog was more than I could stand.  Fortunately it only lasted a few weeks at a time.  But, I was suffering from chronic fatigue and so tired that putting one foot in front of the other was difficult.  I also had sleep issues and my Fibromyalgia tenderpoints were unforgiving.   Everything felt like a vicious cycle.

My doctor changed my fibromyalgia meds, which gave me a bit of relief.  Symptoms of fibromyalgia vary so much with each individual it takes time to sift through treatment programs.

I also was going to my local Health Food Herb store and picking up a few things there… but nothing was really effective.  I ebbed up and down for about 6 months.

Now, I’m no doctor… just an ordinary woman who was looking for help getting fibromyalgia relief.  I just wanted to feel better without all of the drug side effects, that at times were worse than the Fibromyalgia symptoms.

I found a book which I purchased from the internet but found it lacking in solid detailed fibromyalgia relief information and it gave no hope of a cure.  Besides, it gave the usual suggestions of medications that could be taken…. “Been there… Done that.”

About 6 months later, a friend suggested another book that could be purchased on the internet.  She said she had experienced amazing results.  No way… I repeated my mantra,  “Been there, done that.”   And… no more meds!

She assured me that this book was different because it suggested natural products and it was not just prescription cover-ups… but a real cure.  It was a book written specifically for people suffering from Fibromyalgia.  Hmmmmm!

Living with fibromyalgia became hard.  When my fibromyalgia tender points flared up again… I was so desperate I followed my friend’s advice and purchased the book.  She was right, I found the best fibro cure in the world.

No kidding, Jane Thompson’s book,Natural Cure to Fibromyalga, held the natural cure I had been looking for.   Fortunately, she included another book called, “Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”.

I read both books… very quick reads.  Unlike the previous book I purchased, these books are very detailed and straight forward.

I went right to work and his followed no-nonsense approach.  I started feeling phenomenal fibromyalgia relief within a month.

At last, I have found fibromyalgia relief and it looks like I’ve found the cure.

I have been so happy with the results and I am pain free most of the time.  Once in a while I have a little Fibromyalgia tender points flareup but it’s minor and short lived.  My sleep issues are gone!  I’m sleeping all night and feeling rested in the morning.   The bonus is, I haven’t had Fibrofog in months.

I would be amiss not to share this information with you.  All I can say is… “It Works!” I’m happy to endorse two books that have changed my life.

Now, I would never ask you to go against your doctor’s fibromyalgia treatments, but you owe it to yourself to at least take a look and go after the best fibro help in the world!

Linda

P.S.  Stop Right Now and get your copy of “Natural Cure to Fibromyalgia” What do you have to lose…  except the pain.  And, you’ll enjoy the bonus books that Jane offers.  Lots of great information at a fair price.

 

Natural Sleep Remedy For Fibromyalgia Tender Points.

Finding a natural sleep remedy that works is important for someone who cannot sleep because they suffer from fibromyalgia.  Fibromyalgia tender points can be very painful, especially at night when you’re trying to go to sleep… or stay asleep.  It’s just one of the challenges you face, having Chronic Fatigue Fibromyalgia’

As you know, one of the main fibromyalgia symptoms is not sleeping well or disturbed sleep.  When you cannot sleep because one of your fibromyalgia tender points is screaming for relief, an important sleep remedy you will want to invest in is a good mattress.

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Several years ago, my son and his wife gave me a new mattress topper for Christmas.  Oh my gosh… it was a dream come true.  The first night I laid down on it, I was asleep in no time at all.  I was surprised when I woke up… the sun was shining through my window.  I had slept the entire night without waking up due to  tender point pain.

The mattress topper is 4 inches thick and fits on top of my regular queen size mattress.  It is called a “Memory Foam Mattress Topper.”  The mattress will conform to your body when you lay down on it.  When you get up… the foam will restore itself.

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Fibromyalgia Exercise

Fibromyalgia exercise is important for your over all well being.  And, believe it or not, it is one of the best fibromyalgia treatments for the reduction of pain.  If you do not exercise, several things will occur.

  • Your muscles will begin to deteriorate.
  • You will begin feeling weaker.
  • Your endorphin  production will diminish.
  • You will feel stiffer in the morning.
  • You may find your fibromyalgia tender points will increase in pain.

Strenuous exercise is not recommended.  Strenuous exercise can actually aggravate fibromyalgia symptoms.  However,  light to moderate exercise is highly recommended.

I began my exercise program by getting up in the morning and stretching.  I was stiff as a cobb but stretching loosened my muscles enough that the fibromyalgia morning stiffness went away quickly.

I then began a walking program.  I started with a 15 minute walk around my neighborhood.  I didn’t try and run a marathon, but I walked slowly at first. Read More→

Fibromyalgia Flare Up – Managing Fibromyalgia Tender Points Pain

Fibromyalgia tender points pain can be managed.  Getting a Fibromyalgia flare up now and again is natural.  However, there are successful ways of managing those flare ups, thus reducing fibromyalgia pain.

Fibromyalgia symptoms vary with each individual.  Keeping a detailed record of your habits and life style will help you understand what causes your particular flare up.  Keeping a detailed record in a notebook will be helpful.

Carefully watch what triggers flare ups such as: Read More→

Fibromyalgia Symptom – Fibromyalgia Signs

The fibromyalgia signs are complex.  If you have just one fibromyalgia symptom, it does not confirm that you suffer from Fibromyalgia Syndrome.   A better indication that you have the condition is if you experience more than one symptom or the over lapping of numerous symptoms.  Fibromyalgia Symptoms seem to have no boundaries.

  • Fibromyalgia Tender Points
  • Wide Spread Pain (Flu Like Symptoms)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Morning Stiffness
  • Brain Fog known as Fibrofog
  • Restless Sleep Habits
  • Depression or Excessive Anxiety
  • Irritable  Bowl Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Tender Points

There are 18 localized painful spots on the body that are called tender points.  When pressure is apply to these spots, mild to severe pain may be felt.  All spots do not have the same degree of pain.  If 11 of these fibromyalgia tender points produce pain in some degree, the chance of being troubled by Fibromyalgia is great. Read More→

Fibromyalgia Causes – Understanding Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia causes remains a mystery to the medical community.  Understanding Fibromyalgia is complex.   Even the experts don’t agree on why Fibromyalgia Syndrome occurs or what causes it.

It is not considered a disease, but a syndrome: “A condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms.” All I know is that the “set of associated symptoms” can be mighty painful and inconvenient, especially fibromyalgia tender points.

The bottom line is, all fibromyalgia causes are not known.   All that fibromyalgia research will acknowledged is,  it seems to be triggered or made worse by a number of factors.  Understanding fibromyalgia can help you determine the best fibromyalgia treatments.

Suggested Fibromyalgia Causes or Triggers include:

  • Virus or Infectious Illness
  • Lack of Sleep or Sleep Disturbances
  • Food Allergies or Food Sensitivity
  • Hormonal Problems
  • Accident or Trauma
  • Period of Extreme Stress or Overexertion Read More→

Fibromyalgia Definition – Fibromyalgia Tender Points

Learning the Fibromyalgia Definition will help you understand why the Fibromyalgia Tender Points are so painful. The Fibromyalgia definition is:  A chronic condition that produces intense pain in the muscles and fibrous tissues.

  • Chronic means: An illness that persists for a long time or constantly reoccurs and is difficult to eradicate.
  • Syndrome means: A complex condition that causes many symptoms in the body to occur all at once.
  • The term, Fibromyalgia, comes from “fibro” which are the fibrous tissues of the tendons and ligaments. “My” are the muscles and “algia” means pain. In other words, is a condition that produces pain in the muscles and fibrous tissues.

My onset of Fibromyalgia or Fibro Myalgia suddenly occurred about 33 years ago, when I was pregnant. When it was first suspected that I had Fibromyalgia, it was difficult to define the condition in a way my friends could understand.

At the time, fibromyalgia information was limited and doctors didn’t recognized fibromyalgia symptoms. In fact, most doctors were unaware there was such a condition or problem and patients were often considered “off the wall” or just “habitual complainers.” Read More→

Fibromyalgia Tender Points – A Confirmed Fibromyalgia Symptom

Fibromyalgia Tender Points, a clear Fibromyalgia Symptom, seems to be the only uniform indicator in the effort to diagnosis Fibromyalgia. There are many symptoms, but fibromyalgia tender points are the only confirmed symptom.  There are 18 tender points or Fibromyalgia trigger points on the body that are highly sensitive to pressure. Sometimes even the slightest pressure feels like sharp knives.

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At the present time, these 18 Fibromyalgia Tender Points are checked first to help diagnosis Fibromyalgia.  If 11 of the tender points create pain when pressure is applied, then it meets the criteria to be considered Fibromyalgia by the American College of Rheumatology and the National Fibromyalgia Association.  Recent fibromyalgia research suggest there can be as many as 75 other tender points.

How Large Is A Fibromalgia Tender Point?

The sites of fibro pain are usually very small. They can vary from the size of a penny to the size of quarter. Some fibromyalgia tender point sites may be more painful than other tender points on the body.  Applying pressure to the tender points with a finger can cause mild pain or may actually cause the individual to flinch or pull back.  I’ve been know to yelp!

Along with the Fibromyalgia tender points, if other symptoms are apparent, the chances of having Chronic Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fibromyalgia Fatigue Syndrome are pretty substantial.

Where Are The Fibromyalgia Trigger Points

The are 8 fibromyalgia tender points  on the front of the body. They are located on lower neck, on the chest, arms and knees. The 10 points on the back of the body are on the lower neck, upper back, below the waist near the hips and on the upper legs.  For some reason,  I have several other tender points that are not on the standard fibromyalgia tender point list.  I understand that this phenomenon is not uncommon.  And, for some reason, these seem to be the most painful for me.

How Important Are The Fibromyalgia Tender Points When Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Syndrome?

There is no absolute fibromyalgia test.  Since there are no blood or fluid tests to determine if you have Fibromyalgia Syndrome,  applying pressure to the tender points will probably be your doctors first assessment. You will need to tell him exactly the intensity of the pain when pressure is applied.

You will need to tell your doctor if you are suffering from any other fibromyalgia signs, such as over all muscle pain, skin sensitivity, sleep problems, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue or any other discomfort you are experiencing.  You will want to received the best treatment of fibromyalgia experts can offer.

I’ve had all many these fibro symptoms by varying degrees at one time or another.  The important thing to remember is that you will have two or more of these fibromyalgia signs at the same time…. the main fibromyalgia symptom being Fibromyalgia Tender Points or trigger points. If all of the symptoms remain for a period of three months or more, it’s a pretty safe bet you have Fibromyalgia.

Linda

P.S.  Living with Fibromyalgia can be mastered!

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