What helps your fibromyalgia?
We all need ideas because we all need to self manage our own condition. Being pro-active is important as there is no known cure, so far, and therefore your doctor can only help to a certain level.
The EULAR guidelines for the management of fibro recommend making non-pharmacological interventions a priority.
Please post your own suggestions in the comments so we can make a large list.
This may help on days when we are low and can't think what to do to help ourselves (No one else can really help us! I heard a funny thing "Doctors are just there to amuse us!")
These are 3 that I can think of that help me.
- The spa bath or hot tub
- Getting to bed before 10.30 pm
- Thinking positive
- Stress reduction
Mayo Clinic's options for coping include:
- Relaxation: Deep-breathing exercises, Progressive muscle relaxation, Meditation and Visualization.
- Avoiding negative self talk and turning it into positive talk.
- Asking for help and having a list of people on hand for the difficult days.
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