Thanks for contacting with your health concern
1. Since diagnosis is made by a specialist, [Rheumatologist], even then consider the second opinion
for available options and conservative management.
PS. the immune marker will help establish prognosis and available options for the disease, thus are worth pursuing.
2. because there is no identifiable cause thus treatment is symptomatic, as a result, both pharmacological and nonpharmacological measures are used as an adjuvant to get a good control of pain and extended symptom-free period, such as:
. Relaxation and stress management
[stress is trigger response to fibromyalgia
symptoms], thus yoga & Pranayama are helpful
. Physiotherapy: wax massage
, ultrasound/infrared technique to minimize pain.
. Diet rich in omega 3 is considered helpful in alleviating fibromyalgia symptoms.
. Sleep. Getting plenty of sleep is key to managing the symptoms of both syndromes, so it is important that they maintain good sleep habits and avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.
. Cognitive behavioral therapy
[CBT]: it teaches people how to recognize symptoms and self-treat using a variety of strategies such as relaxation therapy
, cognitive pain management, and rest.
3. cat's claw [uncaria tomentosa] is a herbal remedy which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and prevents the activation of several inflammatory substances in your body, so it can prevent damage to your body’s cells by interacting with harmful molecules (free radicals) which are produced within your cells.
PS. You should be cautious about taking cat’s claw if you take the drug for hypertension
because it may increase the effect of these drugs. You should also be cautious about using cat’s claw if you take immunosuppressive drugs.