Fibromyalgia symptoms can be triggered by a lack of sleep or a traumatic event, such as an injury or death of a loved one.
Signs that someone has the condition include pain across the body and difficulty sleeping.
Pain points are a good way to test for fibromyalgia, and may appear in five different locations across a person’s body if they have the condition.
Treatment tends to focus on reducing painful symptoms, through changes to diet and lifestyle.
Adding ribose supplements to your diet could reduce painful symptoms, according to Dr Sarah Brewer at drsarahbrewer.com.
“Ribose is a sugar which forms part of the backbone of ribonucleic acid, the strands of genetic material which distribute the code needed for protein synthesis in cells,” she writes on her website.
“Taking ribose increases cellular energy synthesis in heart and skeletal muscles, and is used in the medical treatment of conditions associated with impaired energy metabolism such as chronic heart failure, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
“A study involving 41 people with fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue assessed the effects of taking ribose at a dose of 5g, three times a day, for around 18 days.
“Taking ribose significantly improved energy levels, sleep, mental clarity, well-being and reduced pain intensity.”
You can buy ribose supplements for £7 in some UK supermarkets.