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Best Homeopathic Medicines for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a long-term disorder characterized by widespread pain in the body, accompanied by general fatigue. There may be sleep issues, memory issues (brain fog) and depression. A person having fibromyalgia tends to have pain in specific areas of the body (known as tender points) that are extremely sensitive and painful. Even the slightest pressure on the tender points can cause pain. This unexplained pain that goes on for more than three months at a stretch is diagnosed as fibromyalgia. Research shows that the condition of fibromyalgia causes an amplification or intensification of the pain sensations in the brain. Fibromyalgia can be effectively treated with homeopathic medicines. The top three medicines for fibromyalgia are Rhus Tox, Arnica Montana and Kali Phos.                                                                                                                                homeopathic medicines for fibromyalgia

Why Use Homeopathy for Fibromyalgia?

The traditional treatment for fibromyalgia involves the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), anti-seizure drugs, pain relievers as well as antidepressants. As evident, these methods are palliative (only treat the pain) and mask the symptoms instead of addressing the root of the problem. Long-term use of these can cause severe side-effects like intestinal bleeding, strokes, skin allergies, the formation of cysts, weight gain, blurred vision, and cognitive issues. Homeopathy medicines offer a natural treatment for fibromyalgia and help alleviate the symptoms and treat the problem for long-term relief. They have no side effects and are made of natural substances that are safe for use.

Top Homeopathic Medicines for Fibromyalgia

Rhus Tox, Arnica Montana, Kali Phos, Bryonia Alba, Magnesia Phos, Ruta Graveolens, Arsenic Album, Cimicifuga Racemosa, Gelsemium Sempervirens, Coffea Cruda, Ignatia Amara, Causticum and Acid Phos are the top remedies for fibromyalgia.

1. Rhus Tox – Effective Medicine for Fibromyalgia

Rhus Tox is a top listed medicine for treating fibromyalgia. It is indicated in cases where there is widespread pain in the body. The pain is present in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments and can be tearing, shooting, stitching in nature. It is seen to get worse with exertion and during the night. The sleep gets disturbed, and there is marked stiffness in the body. Back pain is very prominent, and it gets better with motion. Rhus Tox is also indicated for numbness and a prickling sensation in the limbs.

Key indications for using Rhus Tox for Fibromyalgia:

-Widespread pain in the body.
– Stiffness with body ache.
– Symptoms worsening from exertion.

2. Arnica Montana – For Bruising Pain

Arnica Montana is a natural medicine for fibromyalgia prepared from the Leopard’s Bane plant. It belongs to the family Composite. It is primarily used in cases of fibromyalgia where there are sore, bruised pains in the body. The body feels lame and sore as if beaten. It is sensitive to touch, and the person feels afraid to touch the painful parts. Fatigue, numbness, and tingling of limbs may be present. A history of injuries is usually present in people needing this medicine.

Key indications for using Arnica for Fibromyalgia:

– Sore, bruised pains.
– Fatigue with body aches.
– Numbness and tingling in limbs.

3. Kali Phos – For Fatigue and Sleep Issues

Kali Phos is a natural remedy for fibromyalgia used to treat marked fatigue and sleep issues in cases of fibromyalgia. There is an intense weakness, tiredness and whole system feels drained out. The affected person gets easily fatigued and has body aches. Exertion worsens the condition. Sleeplessness is another major issue that is treated well with this medicine. A prickling sensation in the hands and feet and fibromyalgia linked with stress are also indicative of this remedy.

Key indications for using Kali Phos for Fibromyalgia:

-Intense fatigue, weakness, and tiredness.
– Sleeplessness with body aches.
– Fibromyalgia linked with stress.

Other Important Medicines

4. Bryonia Alba – Where Pain Worsens from Motion

Bryonia Alba is a natural medicine prepared from the plant Wild Hops. The natural order of this plant is Cucurbitaceae. Bryonia Alba is a very beneficial medicine for fibromyalgia considered in cases where pains get worse from motion. Lying down and absolute rest offers relief in pains. The type of pain varies from sharp, stitching, bursting, sore to tearing in nature. Pressure causes pain on tender points founds on the lower back and knee. Stiffness also attends the pain.

5. Magnesia Phos – When Warmth Relieves Pain

Magnesia Phos is a well-indicated natural treatment for fibromyalgia where warmth relieves the pains. The pains in the body are mostly shifting in nature, changing from one place to other frequently. The character of the pain is mostly sharp and shooting. Light touch tends to worsen the pain, and there is a pain in the neck, lower back, and lower limbs. The pains also tend to radiate from the point of origin. Restlessness and extreme weakness are present, and cold tends to worsen the pains.

6. Ruta Graveolens – For Fibromyalgia with Restlessness

Ruta Graveolens is a remedy for fibromyalgia prepared from the fresh plant of Garden Rue of the family Rutaceae. Its use is indicated for pains in the body along with restlessness. Soreness of tendons and pains are of deep, sharp, drawing, tearing in nature are mainly present in the neck, shoulders, lower back, and knee.

7. Arsenic Album – For Marked Fatigue

Arsenic Album is a useful medicine for fibromyalgia with marked fatigue. The key indications for using this medicine include sudden weakness, excessive tiredness, exhaustion from slight exertion, burning pains in the body in areas like the back and limbs. Use of this medicine is also considered in cases of fibromyalgia when intense anxiety (particularly about health) and restlessness is present. All the complaints are seen to get worse during the night.

8. Cimicifuga Racemosa – For Pain in Neck and Lower Back

Cimicifuga Racemosa is indicated for fibromyalgia with marked pains in the muscles of the neck and the lower back. A feeling of stiffness and contraction in the neck is also present.
Dull, heavy aching in the lower back that is improved by rest, pains in muscles worsening from motion and excessive muscular soreness are other accompanying symptoms.

9. Gelsemium Sempervirens – For Aching Muscles

Gelsemium Sempervirens is prepared from the plant Yellow Jasmine. The natural order of this plant is Loganiaceae. Key indications for the use of this medicine include aching in muscles and tiredness, deep-seated pains that are worse in the back, hips, neck, and under the scapula. Exertions worsen the pain and headaches may also be present along with the above symptoms.

10. Coffea Cruda – For Sleep Issues

Coffea Cruda is a medicine used to treat sleep issues in fibromyalgia. The person needing this medicine has severe insomnia (sleeplessness). It is indicated in cases of restlessness and disturbed sleep. Hypersensitivity towards pain is another common feature.

11. Ignatia Amara – For Fibromyalgia with Depression

Ignatia Amara is a plant-based medicine prepared from the St.Ignatius bean of the Loganiaceae family. Ignatia is a natural medicine for fibromyalgia and depression. A history of some emotional shock like loss of a loved one, or any major grief or disappointment may be present in people needing this medicine. Symptoms of depression like sadness, weeping, desire to be alone are well marked along with mental and physical exhaustion.

12. Causticum – Natural Treatment for Fibromyalgia with Widespread Pains

Causticum is a medicine for treating fibromyalgia with widespread pains. Pain is prominent in the neck, lower back, buttocks, shoulders, shoulder blades, elbows, and knees. The pains are present constantly and can vary in intensity. There is tearing pain in the back of the neck along with stiffness. Pinching, cramping pain in the lumbar region and buttocks, pressure and pain over the shoulders which is worse on motion, pressing pain in the elbows, and marked pain in the hips during the night are present. There are tearing pains in the limbs that shift from one part to another.

13. Acid Phos – For Fibromyalgia with Brain Fog

Acid Phos is a natural medicine for fibromyalgia where a person suffers from extreme brain fog. The person needing this remedy finds it difficult to collect thoughts and may experience a random disassociation in thoughts along with mental weakness. The person may find it difficult to comprehend things or concentrate on a task. In most cases, a history of some grief or sorrow may be present. Issues of sleeplessness and extreme weakness may also be present with the above symptoms.

An Explanation of Fibromyalgia

No clear mechanism explains the cause of fibromyalgia. The most common theory suggests that people who have fibromyalgia are in fact, suffering from some problem with the pain reception. Such people develop an increased sensitivity towards pain. Their body’s tendency to feel pain is higher as compared to others. In other words, we can say that they have low threshold levels to tolerate any painful condition.
The most common factors responsible for this increased sensitivity to pain are serotonin, Substance P (a peptide) and nerve growth factors. In fibromyalgia, there is a low level of serotonin which plays a vital role in inhibiting pain signals. Further, there are high levels of Substance P and nerve growth factor present, which spread the pain signals. All these factors together lead to central sensitization of the brain, causing hypersensitivity to pain and chronic pain. So, the individual suffering with fibromyalgia will experience more pain to the same injury as compared to someone who does not have fibromyalgia.
Due to central sensitization, the patient tends to develop hypersensitivity to touch or to the things which generally do not cause pain. Their brain is in a constant state of high reactivity. That is why they also experience pains, even if touched gently. Because of central sensitization, the pain tends to get worse if the individual is going through some psychological or physical stress like anxiety, depression, injury/trauma or sleeplessness. This central sensitization can develop due to multiple factors in people with fibromyalgia, like after an injury/trauma or surgery, depression, insomnia, and some genetic factors.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia. The pain associated with fibromyalgia often is widespread and is described as a constant deep, dull ache. However sometimes throbbing, sharp, shooting, burning pains can also be present. The pain is present in the muscles, tendons, ligaments and around the joints. Exercise tends to worsen the pain. Numbness and tingling sensations and stiffness upon lying in the same position for too long are other symptoms.

A person with fibromyalgia has tender points, which are about nine pairs of specific points in the body which when pressed cause intense pain.
As per the guidelines of American College of Rheumatology guidelines, a person is said to have fibromyalgia when at least 11 of these 18 tender points are painful when a certain amount of pressure is applied on them. The tender points located around the back of the neck, front of the neck, hips, elbows, lower back, upper back knees, chest, and shoulders.

Fatigue (tiredness) is another major complaint in people who have fibromyalgia. Even after sleeping for long hours people with fibromyalgia feel tired and drained out. Some people describe this fatigue similar to that experienced during the flu. The person feels too tired to do simple, everyday things.

Most people with fibromyalgia have sleep issues. They may have difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep. Some may experience poor sleep quality in the form of light or easily disturbed sleep. Sleep disturbances arise due to a pain that wakes the person frequently at night. Sleep disturbance may also be linked with other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea that many people with fibromyalgia tend to have. Feeling unrefreshed and weak in the morning is also very common.

Fibro-fog and cognitive problems are other symptoms of fibromyalgia wherein a person has difficulty paying attention, focussing and concentrating on mental tasks. Remembering information, learning new things, and following conversations also becomes difficult.

Apart from the above, other symptoms and related conditions include headaches, depression, anxiety, tingling, prickling, numbness, burning sensation in hands, feet, arms, legs, pain in lower abdomen, painful periods in women, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Triggering Factors

Family History – A person with a family history of fibromyalgia is at risk to develop it.

Gender – Women are more at risk of developing fibromyalgia. According to NIAMS (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases), between 80 to 90 % diagnosed cases of fibromyalgia are women, and the female hormone estrogen has been linked to this.

Age – Fibromyalgia is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 to 50 years.

Other Diseases – People with certain diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, are at an increased risk to develop fibromyalgia.

Sleep Disorders – People with sleep disorders including sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome tend to develop fibromyalgia.

Infections – Infections caused by certain viruses tend to trigger or worsen fibromyalgia. These viruses include the Epstein-Barr virus, influenza virus, and viruses that cause hepatitis B and C. Apart from this, Lyme disease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi is also linked with fibromyalgia.

Trauma – Physical or mental trauma can trigger fibromyalgia. Physical injury mainly in the cervical spine is linked with fibromyalgia. Emotional trauma like a divorce or the death of a family member/ loved one is another trigger factor noted in cases of fibromyalgia.

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

It is often difficult to diagnose fibromyalgia because of the lack of a specific investigation. Further, its symptoms (mainly pain) mimic many other conditions. A diagnosis for fibromyalgia is made when the patient experiences widespread pain in the tender points of the body for a minimum of three months for no specific reason.

Clinical Diagnosis for Fibromyalgia

There are no lab tests that can confirm a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Certain tests are done to rule out other conditions that have symptoms (mainly chronic pain) similar to fibromyalgia. These include a rheumatoid factor, anti-CCP ( anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide), ESR, CBC (complete blood count), and thyroid function test.

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  1. Md.shafiqul Islam says:

    I am shafiqul 35 years Bangladeshi, my doctor diagonish me fibrumayalzia. I have been suffering from 21 year. chronic pain, muscle crams with skeleton in whole body, arms, both shoulder, hand,calf pain,chest pain,migrine, dr. called me no cure.frequent urination, jaw doscomfort,fogy brain,fatigue, hip pain,restless, concentration less,swing mood, please help me by your prescription
    best regards

  2. Dear dr I m 30 yrs n my face n whole body skin from head to toe becum badly loose n muscles lifted n m look like 90 yrs old due to loose n saggy skin so pls help me in this rgds n suggest a very high n effective homeo medicine to tighten my face n whole body skin thanks

  3. Hi I have had fibro for the past 5 years and in the past 4 months losing a lot of muscle mass. My homeo has prescribed coffea cruda, mag carb etc for insomnia kali phos, anacardium and rhus tox for pain etc. My muscle mass is diminishing quickly 85kg down to 72kg in the last 5 months what can be done?

  4. Hi i m sapna . I m suffering ftom fibromylgia for d past 12 yrs. I m having pain all over body especially in neck shoulder region & outer elbows wid worst fatigue.
    Most of d tym i feel lethargic.
    I m also suffering fro m lbs-d. There is stiffness & spasm in neck. Nodules r built which pain
    I also feel muscular weakness & depression & severe anxiety pls help me out & prescribe me treatment.

  5. Ringkhang Brahma says:

    I am suffering from fibromyalgia since last 6 years. I get back pain all the day. Now morning under my right soldiers blade. Worse in the morning and cold weather. Please suggest me.

    • Hi i m sapna . I m suffering ftom fibromylgia for d past 12 yrs. I m having pain all over body especially in neck shoulder region & outer elbows wid worst fatigue.
      Most of d tym i feel lethargic.
      I m also suffering fro m lbs-d. There is stiffness & spasm in neck. Nodules r built which pain
      I also feel muscular weakness & depression & severe anxiety pls help me out & prescribe me treatment. I feel cold more . I m taking anti depressants and anti anxiety tablets but they r not working . I m fed up now . Now i have taken so many pain killers that my stomach does not tolerate. It aches. So nuch digestion problems too. Pls help

  6. Md.shafiqul islam says:

    I am 35 years old man attacked with fibrumayalzia during 15 years. I have taken many painkiller but my result is zero. My main problem is muscle pain with skeleton, neck pain, sleep disterbness foggybra,jawdiscomfort,cocentrationless,give me your

  7. I have chronic fibromyalgia with pains all over body particularly neck shoulders, low back ,hips calves . I also feel very tired .I take Rhus to 200 ten drops for relief. However it does not always work . PL advise.

  8. pradip chande says:

    As per synonyms I have fibromyalgia.
    With sleep problem. Muscle of right shoulder arm gets loose with warm water. After some time get tightened again

  9. Sharon burke says:

    I don’t want to take tablets anymore. I am on 10 a day and really fed up. A lot of people are saying homeopathy is the way to go. Please help me

  10. Hello Dr. my name is Sunita and iam suffering from fibromyalgia (as drs say) since last 10 years and i take one pain killer whic is from India MOBIZOX every day then only i can work every day routine work at home iam housewife as of my pain ican’t work in office etc.

    I want to tell you that this pain started in 2006 my son born in feb 2004 and we were in Nairobi where temp was 12 – 22 c and i have not taken care of myself started going out after 15 days of delivery(which was sezirian). and in 2005 my uterus was removed .
    now some ayurvedic doc says you have not taken care that time now this pain will not go(hava lag gai hai) .

    now what to do you say? do you have any remedy for my – moving paing in muscles and stiffness, insominia?
    – what will be your charges?
    – can you send med. in Canada (we are living in Canada)
    – how long will be the treatment.

    waiting for your reply

  11. A.S.RAMA RAO says:

    Sir, I am the patient of Rhus Toxicodendron, Ruta and Zincum Mettallicum Kali Phosphoricum and Anacardium. please give potency and dosage sugession.

    • Satish Garg from Sydney says:

      I am suffering with the fibromyalgia/ muscular Skelton pain. I had 5 back operations. I take Rhus Tox 6X and Ruta 6X 5-6 drops in 30-40 water . It works in my case.

  12. Valentina Bucci says:

    Good morning. No-one has diagnosed fybromialgia clearly until now.i believe to have it since I have: constant pain in the neck and often vertigo; articular pain and muscles pain, headache and mandibular pain. Tiredness especially when I wake up.i feel better thanks to magnesium and hapagorphytum.Brain Mri is negative and cervical Mri shows lordosis.thank you for your answer.Valentina

  13. Rishita says:

    I am a 28 years old female suffering from acute neck and back pain from last 4 years. I have gone through several MRI’s and – which shows cervical disc bulges and degeneration in lumbar and thoracic spine. All my blood tests for HLA B-27, RA factor, Anti CCP, CRP, ENA profile comes out to be negative.
    Also, physiotherapy does not help at all. Last year, i started feeling pain in lower back which showed annular tear at L5-S1. I was put on pain killers and tryptomer, nortryptoline several times in these 4-5 years. They gave me just temporary relief.
    My whole back pains a lot and i too feel severe morning stiffness in whole body specially back and neck.I checked with a number of doctors who are unable to diagnose the exact reason of my problem.
    Also, by god grace for the 1-2 month this year in starting year after a period of break from office and some ayurvedic medicines ( i guess, i am not sure what relieved me at that time) i was completely relieved from pain and stiffness.

    I was leading an active life from February 2017-April 2017 without any painkillers and any other allopathic medicines. But suddenly from past 10 days i started feeling acute pain in whole body, back and lower back, hips. 2 months without any medicine and pain and again i m suffering with so much pain and stiffness that i am not able to do daily activities.
    All the doctors i visited including a known rheumatologist in Delhi saw my reports, MRI etc few months back ruled out any big disease like RA, AS etc. But now pain has come with much intensity months and this time my lower back, and hips are hurting too much. Please seek your advice as my marriage is getting fixed soon. Last year also, my marriage got cancelled due to the pain and uncertainty that what it could be and again this is happening. Please help.
    I am also is known case of Hypothyroidism and had constipation frequently ..Please seek your medical advice and please let me know what could be the diagnosis of my problem or neurologist can help me in this or not?

    • Dear Dr. I’ve been suffering fibromyalgia since 2004 plus rheumatoid arthritis yet remission changed diet etc but recently while lying in bed I woke up with severe numbness in upper body shoulders etc that I couldn’t lift my arms it’s like my brain wasn’t sending the message.
      Since also falling off my bed on to my coccyx bone as I’m severely underweight 167cm but 46.7kg as I suffer tmj neuralgia face stiffness liking it’s hard to eat swallow anything.
      I wake up pressure on back head body I got to get up move crack & be massaged scratched because hurts head face etc.
      Please desperate need to sleep function as suffer gene mutations c677t & allergic to pain medication etc. & also have recliner bed as can’t get up as muscles upper body neck etc are weak no strength, even difficult with recliner as body tired etc it’s like a heavy weight bearing down gravity down.

    • virendra yadav says:

      plz call me I am suffering from same condition my mobile number is 6390191141

  14. Dr Shailee agrawal says:

    Sir I m having pain in my right hip radiating down to back of leg and foot. Investigations revealed hamstring injury and tight piriformis. Along with mild levator ani syndrome. What homeopathy medicine will be effective? I m suffering since 3 yrs. Taking physiotherapy also. Sitting makes the condition worse. And hard work also.

  15. Hi dr sharma
    I hv been suffering from fibromylgia for d past 5 years with severe pain tendor points in arms neck & spasm . Nodules being built in my neck shoulder
    and lhave uper back side and uper chest pain .I hv also mood fluctuation & depression .can u pls suggest some thing in dis regardas i hv taken a lot of medicine till today.l twenty year old.

  16. Luba Mel says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,
    I’ll try to be short. I am a 65- year old female. The most debilitating symptoms of my fibromyalgia of 25 years are all over-body extreme pain and stiffness after a short period of low level activity – like a painful paralysis. The pain, also, involves the bones. Apart from activity, the pain of various degrees is always present and is exacerbated on a slight touch. Even lying in bed could be painful. The warmth doesn’t relieve it. The neck and upper body are most affected. The morning stiffness is also felt in the lower body, legs and feet. Can you, please, suggest the best course of treatment. I can’t take anything which might provoke palpitations and arrhythmia.
    Many thanks in anticipation.
    Sincerely yours
    Luba Mel

  17. Hi dr sharma
    I hv been suffering from fibromylgia for d past 11 years with severe pain tendor points in arms neck & spasm . Nodules being built in my neck shoulder
    I hv constipation with ibs. I hv also mood fluctuation & depression .can u pls suggest some thing in dis regardas i hv taken a lot of medicine till today

  18. hello
    dr.jayesh zinzala

    i’d pain almost 1 month all of joint

    so what is your suggestion for this problem

    and what is medicine of homeopathy

  19. Rachelle Groulx says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,
    I have recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I also have many food intolerances. I am lactose intolerant and have a severe dust allergy. The pain in is my fingers, wrists and toes. My joints become stiff and my fingers and toes swell. It is worse in the morning. I have pain in my shoulders and arms and it hurts to lift anything, and often hurts to walk. I have heard that Rhus Toxicodendron may help to alleviate the pain and could possibly cure my condition. I would really appreciated any information you can give me and look forward to hearing from you.

    Rachelle Groulx

  20. Hello Doctor
    I suffer from fibromyalgia as well as osteoarthritis,currently aged 36 years.please suggest medication.

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