Do you ever wonder if your FMS will get better or worse over time?
I have had personal experience with the cycles of Fibromyalgia: progression, regression, remission. In fact, I have found that it is not uncommon to experience all three within a relatively short amount of time.
Of course, we all want to hear that there is the possibility that our FMS will eventually go away. Well, that is always a possibility. Personally I think it may have to do with what caused your FMS in the first place.
Therein lies the problem. Fibromyalgia as a singular disease has yet to be completely defined and recognized. Until then, all we can really go on is our own, and other’s personal experiences.Is Fibromyalgia: Progressive, Regressive, or capable of Remission? Click To Tweet
There have been those who find their FMS symptoms decrease dramatically due to:
‘clean eating’ diet/avoidance of certain ‘triggering’ foods
Most people will feel a fluctuation in the severity of symptoms. Even a cessation for a period of time until the pain returns.
I can have long stretches of time where I think perhaps my FMS is going away. Then seemingly out of nowhere, the pain and fatigue returns.
In my case, I believe this happens when my Epstein Barr is triggered, and I experience a ME flare.
A two-year observational study conducted by the NCBI found this to be a common occurrence among FMS patients. Basically the disease will simply ‘wax and wane’ over the life span of the individual.
Our best option is to keep searching for the methods (or combinations thereof) that reduce our symptoms and flares as much as possible.
What method of treatment do you practice that brings the best results?