Supplements & Vitamins
This vinegar is a “must” for those with Fibromyalgia, as it helps at most and not least on pain using its amino acids, effect on the intestinal system and its ability to help your body’s struggle to achieve ultimate ph-level. Perhaps the most affordable and effective medicine on the market. Costs around 30-70 NOK for organic apple cider vinegar on health food. Take 1 tablespoon mixed in water before meal 3 times a day. Remember to rinse your mouth immediately afterwards due to the acid (but do not brush within the first 20 minutes).
Rheumatists normally have an increased need for some vitamins and minerals.
Can relieve muscle aches and increase energy. Many doctors have discovered vitamin D deficiency in their patients with fibromyalgia.
Can reduce muscle aches and increase energy.
Higher serotonin levels can relieve pain and calm the nerves. Increase your level with the help of rose root supplements or foods rich in tryptophan such as almonds, walnuts, sunflower kernels and pumpkin. Rosenrot ingested in the evening can also help with a good night’s sleep, while ingestion in the morning can give you energy throughout the day.
Can relieve neck and back pain as well as nerve pain. In areas where a lot of fish are eaten and thus have a high intake of omega 3 fatty acids, a lower incidence of rheumatic diseases has been recorded. Good sources of omega 3 are chia seeds, oily fish, cod liver oil and capsules.
Helps maintain a strong skeleton. The recommended amount of calcium per day for adults is 800 mg. One glass of milk gives us about 200 mg and two slices of yellow cheese give about 150 mg. That is, if you do not drink milk or eat dairy products, one should be able to ensure their need through supplements.
Can relieve pain and increase blood circulation.
May increase blood circulation and help against skeletal ailments.
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that the body itself can produce by converting it from another amino acid called phenylalanine. It increases concentration and gives a feeling of “spikedness”, focus and well-being. Tyrosine is an important building block for a number of the body’s transmitters such as adrenaline, norepinephrine, dopamine and seretonin. Tyrosine is also necessary for the thyroid hormones and regulation of metabolism.
2 tablespoons a day contain all the important amino acids. Some research suggests that ingestion of amino acids is good against fibromyalgia. Since fibromyalgia patients are not able to properly break down amino acids in the body, it has been suggested that supplements may reduce chronic muscle and joint pain.
According to Natural Cure’s website, one of the reasons amino acids work is that amino acids produce enzymes that help stimulate the growth and development of healthy tissues in body. They can also help maintain the body’s blood sugar levels, and hormone and chemistry balances for a healthy immune system. However, this has not been researched enough to say with certainty yet.
Chia seeds are healthy for everyone anyway as it contains 8 times more omega-3 than salmon, 6 times more calcium than whole milk, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, 30% more antioxidants than blueberries, 50% more folate than asparagus, 3 times more iron than spinach and 25% more dietary fiber than flaxseeds.
Phenylalanine: An amino acid that increases the production of dopamine in the brain, which can have analgesic effect.
Unfortunately, pain medications have little effect on fibromyalgia pain. The most commonly used drugs are tricyclic antidepressants in small doses. This medication increases the concentration of the drugs serotonin and norepinenaline and this has an effect on sleep problems and partly on pain in about 50 percent.
Antiflogistics and cortisone have no effect on fibromyalgia, and the effects of addictive opioid analges are poorly documented. The preparations should be avoided. The same applies to cariprodol and other muscle relaxants, which help to weaken the muscle consciousness of the patient.
Antidepressants: Tricyclic antidepressants, of which Sarotex (active substance amitriptyline) is the most commonly used, is given with a starting dose of 10 mg and should be taken 3 to 4 hours before bedtime. Every three days, the dose should be increased by 10 mg until a satisfactory effect occurs on sleep. If used firmly, they could take the top of the pain in about half of those who use the medication. The effect on sleep is rapid while the effect on the pain comes only after three to four weeks.
Long-term antibiotic therapy in consultation with experts in the field.
A newer type of antidepressant named Cymbalta (active substance duloxetine) increases serotonin and norepine in the blood more precisely than other medications. It has therefore become more and more used in Norway as there are less side effects.
Antiepileptic drugs: Antiepileptics means “agent against epilepsy”. Most antiepileptic drugs vibrate in the main case by dampening the brain’s signals. Lyrica (active substance pregabalin) and Neurontin (active substance gabapentin) are used in fibromyalgia in particular. Lyrica is the newest and recognized as fibro medicine in the United States. This medicine should be graded up from small doses as far down from 25 mg up to the optimal dose of 450 mg a day. Lyrica can be printed on a blue prescription in Norway, but preferably only after Neurontin has been tried and may have been shown to have too bad effect or too large side effects.
Painkillers: Tramadol acts on morphine receptors and increases the concentration of serotonin and norepine. The medication can be addictive, but can be used in someone with good effect over time, but with caution. Due to nausea, it is also beneficial to start with low doses.
Sodium Oxybate (Sodium Oxybate): This is a weak drug used by patients with severe narcolepsy. A study in the US showed that it also had an effect on fibromyalgia patients in terms of pain relief, help with deeper sleep, better daily functioning and less fatigue.
Savella (milnacipran) acts disturbed neurotransmitters in the brain. Savella is not used to cure depression but works in the same way. Savella has not yet been approved as a drug in Norway, but it has been approved by the European Health Organization and is sold in many European countries in addition to the United States. According to Norwegian law, medicines can be imported for your own use from other EEA countries, as long as the quantity does not exceed 3 months of consumption and the purchase can be approved with a receipt . (It is not allowed to import narcotic drugs!)
The recommended dosage of Savella in fibromyalgia is 12 mg 1 time per day for three days, so 12 mg 2 times per day for three days, so 25 mg 1 time per day for three days, so 25 mg 2 times per day day for three days, then 50 mg 1 time per day for three days, and then 50 mg 2 times per day going forward…