Hi there, there are a few natural options that you could consider. First, I often recommend Devil's Claw to help with muscle and joint pain that is the result of Fibromyalgia. This can take several weeks to show its effects so you will need to be persistent in taking it. Another option is Arnica which can be found in our Atrogel Arnica Gel. This can be applied topically to the affected area and may help with inflammation, stiffness and joint pain.
Other than this, I would recommend keeping up some gentle exercise, such as swimming, yoga or walking. Regular movement is thought to be very helpful for symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
You may also want to think about your diet as this can have a bearing on Fibromyalgia symptoms. Try keeping a food diary for a week or so to see if you can find any links between what you're eating and your symptoms. Some foods that may be helpful to include in your diet are as follows:
- Oily fish/linseeds – both have anti-inflammatory properties
- Colourful fruit and veg – to combat oxidative stress and boost your nutrient intake.
At the same time, some people find it helpful to limit their intake of:
- Caffeine and sugar – both are inflammatory
- Processed foods, including ready meals – these offer little nutritional value.
For more information on how to deal with Fibromyalgia, check out our page on the possible treatments for it.