What is Fibromyalgia?
Pain. Lethargy. Sadness. Restless legs. Sleepless nights. Self isolation. No one can see your pain but what you feel is very real. During a flareup, your entire life can be tossed upside down. It's like you were just hit by a car or a huge boulder. Painful, sore, tender, and even sad and disoriented some days.
Doctors don't necessarily know what triggers fibromyalgia, though, according to FibroCenter.com, accidents, infections, autoimmune disorders, and stress are all possible causes of fibromyalgia. According to everydayhealth.com, fibromyalgia may occur when the central nervous system doesn't process pain properly. Sadly, there is no cure for fibromyalgia. As of this writing, all we can do is treat the symptoms.
There are several prescription medications available for fibromyalgia sufferers, but many come with side effects. Some of these side effects include organ damage or thoughts of suicide.
But, before I go any further, please note that I am not telling you to stop taking your prescription medications without speaking to your doctor first.
As a fibromyalgia sufferer, I wanted to find an alternative to the medication I was taking. First however, I admit, I have attitude when it comes to pills. Why? Because today it seems as though there is a pill for everything. And while some pills are helpful to some, they aren't necessarily helpful to everyone. And have you ever read all of the side effects many medications can create? YIKES! Unfortunately, I experienced negative side effects while taking fibromyalgia medication. Worse, the medicine wasn't helping me feel better.
When I became a Certified Aromatherapist one of my first missions was to create a blend to aid in the relief of my fibromyalgia symptoms.
This is made with a handmade all-natural lotion (one of very few lotions on the market made with no harsh chemicals). It contains responsibly sourced, organic essential oils.
I rub this blend on my back, shoulders, legs, wherever it hurts. Here are some the side effects I've experienced while using the Fibromyalgia Blend. It helps clear my brain fog. It aids in lifting my spirits. I sleep better. It assists in lessening my pain. In short, I feel better. I'm not going to lie, I like these side effects.
Sometimes, I include the use of Neuralgia 5 oil with the Fibromyalgia Blend by layering the two products. I originally created the Neuralgia 5 oil for someone who suffered from trigeminal neuralgia. But I soon discovered that layering the Neuralgia 5 oil with the Fibromyalgia Blend was helpful for me during one of my flareups. I roll the Neuralgia 5 oil onto the tender spots, then cover the tender spots and surrounding area with the Fibromyalgia Blend.
Help for fibromyalgia can come in the form of a pill, essential oils, or a combination of both. Everyone responds to treatment differently. I personally get regular chiropractic treatments and I use the Fibromyalgia Blend. Both have helped me tremendously.
As a Certified Aromatherapist, I hold a professional membership in the NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) and the AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapists).