There are many treatment options for fibromyalgia, and I choose to do all natural treatments. I’ve had people ask why I choose natural when there are “good” medications available to me. Is it because of a religious choice? Or is it because I have something against other treatments? No. Here is why natural treatments for fibromyalgia are MY choice.
When I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia in the winter of 2012, my physician immediately suggested that I take an antidepressant. She insisted that the medication would help with the pain by allowing me to get better quality sleep at night. I was hesitant, but I agreed to take the lowest effective dosage possible.
The next three days were a fog. The first day didn’t have much effect on me other than I was not as on edge as usual. The second and third days were very different. It felt as though I was just seeing through my eyes, but I had no feelings of what was happening. It was though I was a zombie. It was terrible.
By the fourth day I developed a terrible migraine. I didn’t know if I was going to faint or vomit. Light, sounds, everything hurt. I couldn’t go to the emergency room because we were trapped in our home almost three miles at the top of a mountain during Winter Storm Sandy. It was not good.
After that terrible incident, I stayed in bed for a few days to re-evaluate how I wanted to go about treating my ailment. I talked with my husband and he let me know from the beginning that he would support any decision I made – medication or not – as long as I wasn’t in pain.
Here is what I decided on that day: No more medicine. All natural from then on out.
Disclaimer – I have nothing against people that choose to take medications for their illness. I neither think less of them nor do I see it as a weakness.
The three reasons why natural treatments for fibromyalgia are my choice are:
- Addicts in my family
- My belief in my body to do amazing things when properly equipped.
- Power of prayer and a strong spiritual belief.
Reason #1 – Addiction runs in my family. That is no secret. I will not go into details and I will not speak about addiction because I have not experienced it. I cannot speak about what I do not know. What I do know is the aftermath of addiction. I do not want my husband and kids to experience that. This is not to say that someone that takes medication will develop an addiction. What I am saying is that I have too many “what ifs”.
Reason #2 – My body is an amazing creation by God. If given the right nutrition and other essentials, I believe it can heal on its own. Do not mistake this statement for being naive. I know there are illnesses that cannot be healed without medication; however, if it comes to the point where natural is not winning, I’ll deal with it then.
Reason #3 – Now, I know in the first paragraph I said it wasn’t a religious reason about choosing natural treatments and then I list a religious reason of why I choose natural treatment.
Let me clear the confusion – Some people do not take medication because they believe it goes against God. That is not the reason in my case.
My spiritual reason is that I seek comfort in prayers and God. There are some pains that medicine cannot treat. It is my belief that any pain can be comforted by God and seeking solace in the bible. When I say comfort, I do not mean taken away. I simply mean more at peace and more accepting. I have been in situations when my pain has been unbearable, and the only comfort I got was prayer.
How’s natural treatment going so far? It’s going great! I feel better than I have felt in years. I still experience flares from time to time, but overall my condition has drastically improved once I committed myself to natural treatment.
I know my situation may change as far as treatment options, but for now natural treatment is what I choose to treat my fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Here is my natural treatment regiment for chronic pain.
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