Ginger, too, has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties that help reduce fibromyalgia symptoms.
- Add 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger to a cup of boiling water. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink this tea up to 3 times a day.
- Alternatively, you can take ginger tablets. For proper dosage and suitability, consult your doctor.
10. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper contains a compound called capsaicin that acts as a natural pain reliever. It is also good for proper blood circulation.
- Take cayenne pepper extracts or capsules. For proper dosage, consult your doctor.
- You can also include cayenne pepper in your cooking.
- Also, apply a small amount of capsaicin cream (containing 0.025% capsaicin) on the aching areas and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Repeat up to 3 times a day.
Note: Do not apply cayenne pepper or capsaicin cream on broken or inflamed skin.
- Establish a regular sleep routine and get enough sleep.
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
- Try elimination diet to test for food sensitivities so that you can eliminate potential food allergens from your diet.
- Avoid caffeine as it may disrupt your sleep pattern and exacerbate symptoms of anxiety and restlessness.
- Take a 300-mg magnesium supplement daily. Consult your doctor first.
- Take supplements like 5-HTP (50 mg, 1 to 3 times a day), SAM-e (400 mg, twice daily) and L-carnitine (500 mg, twice daily). Consult your doctor before trying these supplements.