Fatigue in fibromyalgia is not a simple and normal fatigue.
Fatigue associated with fibromyalgia is very different from, and dramatically exceeds “normal fatigue”.
Recent clinical research studied the fatigue associated with fibromyalgia and the impact it has on sufferers’ lives. The results of the study have led to the development of a conceptual model of fibromyalgia fatigue and includes:
1 … feeling overwhelmed
2 … no improvement with rest or sleep
3 … levels that are not proportional with daily effort
4 … associated with feelings of weakness and heaviness
5 … negatively influences motivation and the desire to carry out activities
6 … difficulty concentrating and completing tasks over time
Fatigue prevents fibromyalgia sufferers from concentrating, thinking clearly and remembering things.
For sufferers who live with this type of fatigue, this is nothing new. However, this model is important insofar as more medical professionals are now accepting that treating fatigue in fibromyalgia is not simply a matter of getting more sleep or rest.
Fighting fatigue with Elixir Compounding Pharmacy’s advanced nutrients:
Elixir specialises in treating fibromyalgia and compounds a range of advanced nutrients to help sufferers relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue. Depending on individual sufferers’ symptoms and needs, we develop and implement fatigue treatment protocols that include:
- Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+). NAD+ helps turn nutrients into energy and works as a ‘helper’ molecule for proteins that regulate other biological activity.
- N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC). NAC is an amino acid that promotes the formation of glutathione, one of the body’s most important and potent antioxidants that effectively targets both oxidative stress and mitochondrial function.
- Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant, which protects cells from damage and plays an important part in the metabolism.
- Vitamin B Complex. Of the 13 Vitamin B’s, 8 are referred to as B-complex.
So, if you’re fed up with fatigue, contact Elixir today to find out how we can help you fight back.