10 TIPS TO HELP YOU COPE WITH THE SYMPTOMS OF #FIBROMYALGIA…

1.If at all possible try to de-stress as apparently stress may trigger #fibromyalgia symptoms. Some of the best de-stress treatments you could try are yoga (some great blogs on yoga here), exercise, sleep and meditation (great guided meditation sites here).

2.’Fibro Fog’ is a common ailment of #fibromyalgia so rather than getting frustrated that your short-term memory has let you down, try and get into the habit of jotting things down on paper on a daily basis.

3. Exercise, as in low-intensity exercise like walking, or warm water exercise is great for helping the pain of #fibromyalgia. This type of exercise can decrease pain and stiffness, the best exercises for people with #fibromyalgia can be found on Healthline.

4. Have a long soak in a warm bath or hot tub as this has been proven to relax tense muscles which will then reduce pain.

5. Try to use decaf as caffeine can increase anxiety and insomnia, so watch your intake of chocolate, coffee, teas and some soft drinks.

6.. Make your work-life balance work for you. If work is leaving you exhausted and in pain then design a flexible plan that works better for you and your boss. Maybe try some products like a telephone headset or keyboard tray.

7. Talk about your #fibromyalgia with your family and those around you. Let them know what can trigger it or make it worse. Never be afraid to ask for help from either your friends, family or other #fibro sufferers or a counsellor.

8. Many people call #fibro the ‘invisible illness’, as you can look fine but feel awful. So, when arranging your social life be prepared to say ‘no’ to something if you know it will be too much for you.

9. Try and keep a journal so that you can see what can trigger off an attack, then you can do something about it.

10. Join a support group, be it in person or online, they offer a place to talk to others who share your problems.

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2 thoughts on “10 TIPS TO HELP YOU COPE WITH THE SYMPTOMS OF #FIBROMYALGIA…

  1. Great tips! Love that keyboard tray. I have a standing desk at work, but have been looking for something for home. I don’t know how many times I have been hunched over in bed or in a chair working on my laptop. No wonder I have shoulder and neck problems!!

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