Fighting Fibromyalgia Fatigue
Most sufferers will agree that the fatigue of fibromyalgia can be even more disruptive than the pain. After all, many things feed fibromyalgia fatigue – poor sleep, deconditioning, and even the pain itself – which makes it easy to fall behind in your self-care, leading to less sleep and more discomfort.
In order to break out of the exhausting cycle, you’ll need to address a few areas of your life, and revamp your daily routine to include more quality time for your mind and body. Here are some of the most effective ways to boost your energy and get back to your regular, motivated self.
1. Increase Thiamine Intake
There hasn’t been much in-depth research on thiamine therapy, but some fibro patients have had astounding results with this “super” vitamin. Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is essential for a variety of bodily functions, but it appears to have a major impact on pain and fatigue when taken in high amounts: with a dose of 1500 mg per day, many people noticeable a remarkable spike in their energy levels. There’s no guarantee that you will see life-changing results overnight with thiamine supplementation, but since thiamine is safe to take in higher amounts and brings few side effects, it may be worth discussing the option with your doctor.
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