Friday, January 28, 2011

Coping with Chronic Pain, Part 5: Supplements

Some additional supplements that could be helpful

Next up in the Chronic pain series, I am going to talk about...


Much like diet, there are many different thoughts out there about how supplements can improve your chronic pain, which ones are effective or if they make any difference at all.

I have found certain supplements to be quite beneficial and am going to share them with you today.  

As I mentioned, there are many different brands out there to choose from and it can be confusing.  I have usually found success trying the mid-range priced supplements. However, you may have to try out a few brands to see which one is right for you.   We all have a budget, and taking a cocktail of daily supplement can be costly, so keep that in mind as well.

Remember that they may or may not work for you.  I am not a supplement expert. Talk with your doctor and/or naturopath to learn about the different options to see what is right for you.

  • Mulitvitamin - This is great insurance for the days that you may not be able to get all the nutrients that your body needs (I know many of you have other issues such as digestive problems and IBS).  Adding a Probiotic can help with this as well.
  • MSM - This can be very helpful for those with joint pain and inflammation. Although these are not present in fibromyalgia, I have found this supplement has been very beneficial to me.
  • Relora - Expert believe this helps reduce excess cortisol (the stress hormone) in the body.  Many chronic pain sufferers have a great deal of tension and this herb has truly offered me some relief.
  • Omega 3's - Many people know that omegas contribute to healthy brain function, but some professionals feel it is helpful in treating lupus, colitis and arthritis.
  • Tumeric - Another herb that is believed to aid in inflammation.  I have found it very effective in combination with MSM.

Are you currently taking supplements?  Which ones work best for you?

Stay Healthy, 


  1. Vitamin D is very helpful for me. Have you had your level checked? If you're low, taking supplements helps lots. As does magnesium.

  2. @kathy
    I have had my levels check, but that was a few years ago. It might be time to do it again :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Im sorry to hear you were not feeling well and now car troubles : p Isn't that how life is, one thing after another, I hope you have a better day tomorrow girl ; )

    I take a multi , omega 369, probiotic, and vitamin d everyday!

  4. @Katie ♥
    Thanks, Katie! Tomorrow is a new day :) A great vitamin lineup, too!



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