Ottawa Fibromyalgia Support Group

FIBROMYALGIA PROTOCOL SELF-MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Here are some suggestions for non-prescription supplements and products which have shown useful for managing
symptoms of Fibromyalgia:
Supplements:
Magnesium glycinate/malate
Helps with muscle pain, relaxation and sleep.  Take up to 1,000mg. or bowel tolerance in divided doses throughout the
day.
Vitamin B Complex
Helps with digestion, stress, and many other body functions.  Take 50mg. 1-3 times a day.

Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids
Helps with stress, collagen,  antioxidant, allergies.  Take 1,000mg three times a day.
Fish oils (EFA)
Helps with inflammation, hormones, lubrication, cardiovascular health.  Take 1,000mg 1-3 times a day.
Probiotics
Helps with digestion, good bacteria in digestive track,  immunity, bowels.  Take 1 capsules of 6-12 billion in each 1-3
times per day according to package.

Multivitamin and Mineral
Helps to make sure you are getting enough vitamins and minerals in your body to do all the proper functions (take a
good reputable company).  Take according to label depending on company.

Adrenal Support combo
Helps to support adrenal function ( people with FMS have adrenal fatigue/exhaustion.  Adrenals are part of the
endocrine system, which affect other glands, that help do such things as thyroid, sleep, hormones, digestion.  Take
according to package, suggestion AOR Ortho Adapt or Brad King Anti Stress.
Immune support
Helps to strengthen your immune system, which helps with Allergies, FMS, Chronic colds and flu, joint pain and
stiffness.  Take 2 capsules  a day for 1 week and then one capsules every day (eg. Immuno-Care, St. Francis Deep
Immune, Medicinal mushrooms).
Digestive enzymes
Helps with digestion of foods. Take 1-2 capsules at each meal.

Wobenzymes
Help to reduce inflammation anywhere in body. Take 3-12 tables per day 45 minutes before meals.

Calcium
Helps with bone health and calms the nervous system.  Take 500-1,000mg per day Half of that amount should be
coming from food.

Lifestyle Recommendations:
Diet
Avoid all gluten, dairy and sugar. These items create inflammation in the body. 
See more suggestions on diet in article:  5 Ways To Control Fibromyalgia With Diet
Exercise
Try gentle yoga, walking, stretching, tai chi.

Relaxation
Meditation, visualization, deep breathing, massage.


Prepared by Armanda D’Angelo, Certified Nutrionist, Ottawa Fibromyalgia Support Group Co-ordinator
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