September 22


Fibromyalgia Symptoms Multiply – Here’s Why

By Sue Ingebretson

September 22, 2020

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Fibro Symptoms MultiplyLast week, we discussed what happens if fibromyalgia and chronic illness symptoms get worse. We took a look at what can happen if they compound and grow. What if they multiply? Today, we’ll share WHY.

Remind yourself of what can happen if your symptoms multiply in Part 1 of this post HERE

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Multiply   

Have you ever felt that your symptoms are multiplying?

At one point, I know that mine certainly did.

You can read my list of nearly three dozen fibromyalgia symptoms in my first book, FibroWHYalgia

I listed the common symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and cognitive issues for sure. I also listed other underlying problems such as sleep challenges, IBS, balance issues, cognitive impairment, body temperature fluctuations, and more.

I remember feeling that I was powerless over the symptoms that just seemed to get worse and multiply.

But (through a lot of trial and error), I learned that I had a lot more power than I thought. Next, I’ll tell you how to take back your own power. 

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Symptom Multiplication – Powerless or Powerful?

There’s one key difference in how we view our symptoms. Do we view them as something outside our control or something that we can have influence over?

When mine were at their worst, I felt out of control for sure.

Then, I decided to switch my approach.

Did you catch the keyword there? It’s a “D” word. I’ll share more in a minute.

What I discovered in my research is that there are two different approaches to lifestyle healing changes. We may touch on the surface problems and make changes that help to alleviate or minimize symptoms. Or, we may choose to dig in and discover the root cause — and go after it.

I’m a root cause kinda girl. 😉

I want to know WHY the symptoms are there in the first place. Once I discovered that I tackled the challenge of what to do about it.

The good thing is that you don’t have to discover the “why.” I’ve done that for you. All you need to do is take that “D” word and do something about it. What word is that?

Read on to discover what it is. 

Healing: Surface or Root-level?

There are two main approaches to healing. (And two “D” words that best describe them.)

1)We can take a surface-based approach and Dabble. We can “try” a few foods swaps, or exercise here or there, or start meditation, etc. We can dabble with remedies such as supplements and treatments.

(These are all good things to implement and it’s possible to have some helpful results. Yet, they may not be enough to help the symptoms train make that difficult U-turn. Especially if there’s inconsistency and we just try things now and then.)

2) We can take a root-based approach and Decide. We can make the decision to follow the path of someone who has a track record of recovery. We can decide to invest our time and resources to follow a well-worn success plan.

Are you ready to decide?

The Cost is Up to You

What’s the cost of dabbling?

Dabbling means you get results in fits and starts. But never seem to make the progress you’re looking for.

What’s the cost of doing nothing?

Doing nothing doesn’t mean that your symptoms stay as they are. They continue to multiply.

  • Doing nothing means that you’re following a diet that isn’t working for you. Eating foods that don’t agree with you only ADDS more symptoms to your list.
  • Doing nothing about your worries and stress ADDS to your challenges with pain, IBS, and cognitive impairments.
  • Doing nothing about detoxifying your body ADDS even more pain to already stiff joints and tight muscles.
  • Doing nothing leads to more of what you already don’t want. More pain, more isolation, more frustration, and a growing symptoms list.

Or, you can decide now to make a change.

Book a free session with me today. Make a decision to discover if starting a plan now is good for you. This is a no-pressure, no guilt, no drama call. My only goal is to help you find the clarity you’re looking for.

Book a “Confusion to Clarity” strategy session now. Together we’ll paint the picture of what your future can look like with a solid plan in place. It’s not your job to create that plan. Your only job is to decide that the time is now. 

Today is the day!

Got questions? Let me know by leaving a comment here or contacting me directly through my Contact Sue page. 

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"True Healing requires a combination of healthy nutrition, healthy body movements, and emotional wellness. This is what I call the Restoration Trio" ~ Sue Ingebretson