Fibromyalgia causes exhaustion and widespread pain. It can affect a person, not only physically, but mentally. It is hard on the person and loved ones seeing him or her suffer. Most people just want some kind of relief. So, what is available?
Some believe that the ingredient guaifenesin can help alleviate fibromyalgia pain. This is found in such products as Robitussin and Mucinex, made to help people cope with phlegm and coughing. Research says that guaifenesin can help fibromyalgia sufferers. One must keep in mind, however, that all medications come with some kind of side effects. The potential side effects of guaifenesin are:
- Urination problems
- Dizziness or feeling lightheaded
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- Allergic reactions such as rash, problems breathing, hives, swelling, and itching
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One should not drive after taking this product because it can delay thinking ability and actions. It must be taken as directed on the label to avoid complications. While some say it is safe for children, it is not recommended.
So the question remains: Does it really help with fibromyalgia? The answer is evasive. The theory is based on the premise that it removes uric acid from the body, and that is why fibromyalgia pain may be lessened. However, studies have been very limited, and there is no real research that supports this claim. Are there other options available that work?
Fibromyalgia Helped by Proper Neck Alignment
At Atlas Chiropractic, we help patients who suffer from fibromyalgia by making sure the upper cervical spine is in proper working order. If a misalignment exists in this area of the neck, pressure can be placed on the spinal cord causing it to send improper signals to the brain and body. Even a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter can wreak havoc on the nervous system and the entire body. Using a gentle, precise technique to realign the bones in the upper neck seems to help fibromyalgia patients see positive results in their symptoms. Many have seen fibromyalgia go away completely.
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