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Winter remedies for fibromyalgia

Freezing by Azlan Du Pree
Freezing by Azlan DuPree

Oh my poor darlings you’ve been freezing your wits off this winter. I see you keep looking and looking for remedies for the dreaded fibromyalgia which can exacerbate for some during extreme weather conditions.

Consequently, I decided to consolidate all (if I can find it all) the remedies I’ve told you about, and probably forgotten to mention as well in one blog post for you.

Feel better soon.

Wong To Yick Wood Lock Medicated Balm Oil

I might or might not have mentioned this previously but this herbal Chinese oil had been a great help in relieving my painful muscles and feet, not too long ago when my then doctor was fumbling something about steroid injections under the feet followed by surgery. Anyway, I’d come across this oil in a Chinese shop close to where I was living. I’ve since moved but I found it online. Shipping costs will make you delirious so see if you can find it in your local Chinese shop first. I’m not into the free advertising but Grandmum recently reminded me of how it helped her very severe arthritis so I had to tell you. This one is good.

Epsom salts

I’m always telling you about warm Epsom salt baths, as prescribed by my loving grandmother. Soak in the tub for as long as you can. Epsom salts are widely known to help relieve pain muscles along with other symptoms.

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Tumeric

I’d been meaning to blog about this for some time and never got around to it. But this flavourful, warm spice known mostly in curries, is also marvellous for a host of other things, including relieving painful joints and muscles, internal cleansing and treating acne. I ordered some turmeric root online, grated it, froze it and as need be, I bring about a tablespoon of it to boil and drink the tea. I add a spoon of sugar and coffee mate (as I dont drink milk). It’s quite a pleasant taste. Please, not too often if you also suffer from acid reflux like most of us fibromites do.

Ginger

Drink freshly homemade ginger tea.

Vitamins

In particular vitamin D

Photo by Jennifer Yu
Photo by Jennifer Yu

Bedroom activities

This might seem like an impossibility but there’re lots of helpful tips online. I like to say there is always a way.

Laughter, sharing and giving

Ok, I’m getting exhausted now. Won’t you please just visit the Meds and Remedies section? thank you darling.

Gentle hugs 🙂

If you’ve found something that works for you, why not share it here with the rest of our friends? 🙂 x

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Alisha Nurse is a curry-loving writer & comms professional who holds a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism (International) from the University of Westminster, London. Get in touch with any feedback or questions via the contact form in the 'About' section.

2 thoughts on “Winter remedies for fibromyalgia

  1. All great suggestions, I’ve been hearing a lot about Turmeric, going to have to try it out myself :). I live in Florida and am fortunate enough to not have to experience the current deep freeze the rest of the world seems to be experiencing but temps that drop below 70 are enough to set me off. I have found that making sure my hands and feet stay warm helps a lot, maybe it’s tricking the rest of my body into thinking it’s warm, lol! I do keep “hot hands” in my bag at all times…..those little charcoal bags that hunters use to warm up as well as a pair of gloves makes a world of difference. 😉

    1. Ahh thanks hun:) I totally agree. When I’m not feeling well, I tend to get it in my hands and feet first, they get really cold and often sweaty. And only today I was telling a lady gloves make a big difference in keeping you warm! 🙂 Definitely give the turmeric a try:) I think the trick is consistent use and not just a one off. The ginger is really good as well:) x

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