Building a tolerance to any fibromyalgia medication without the use of other conjunctive therapies is counterproductive because we are not allowing the body to aid in the healing process. And, by healing process, we are not talking about a ”cure” for fibro; no, we are talking about creating greater levels of wellness and well-being while reducing overall pain levels and fibro symptoms.
Some of us have been forced to be more creative, due to intolerance to medications and/or belief in holistic methods and modalities of healing. We often use the word “preventative” when referring to a lifestyle that supports less susceptibility to all disease. Yet, preventative measures are simply living the lifestyle in which we were meant to live.
Free of toxic medications, free of toxic air, soil, and water and free of negative and toxic emotions. Well, to many that sounds like a perfect world that never existed anyway, at least not here on earth. But in striving to live as close to this “ideal” as possible, we are using the better and smarter approach to fibromyalgia and, as I like to say, “any other illness that may be lurking around the corner”.
I have always been very intolerant of medications and had to find other ways to control my severe fibro and chronic migraine symptoms. I spent years working thru symptom after symptom. Also living with CFS/ME, I understand the complexity of these co-conditions and do not take them lightly.
Over many years as both practitioner and patient, I had finally reached a point where I had built a “toolbox” containing various methods to control my symptoms. That is really what encompasses this website. This is a complex condition with complex co-conditions, I certainly get that. The point is to avoid putting extra burden on the already vulnerable fibro body.