https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4v1Oux1S1A May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and because of that, the fibromyalgia community is trying to spread awareness of the disease and its symptoms. One of the most common symptoms is joint stiffness, which patients often suffer first thing in the morning. In this video from NewLifeOutlook, Debbie Duncan talks about some of the things she does each morning to help ease her joint stiffness. MORE: Three fibromyalgia skin complications and how to cope with them. Debbie takes her time getting out of bed, rehydrates with a big glass of water and uses a shower chair in a warm shower to help cope with joint stiffness in the morning. She also advises that anyone who suffers from joint stiffness try to move around as much as they can during the day. and if they have a desk job, try to stand up and work from time to time or have a little walk around the office every couple of hours. MORE: Five types of exercise that can relieve fibromyalgia pain. Fibromyalgia News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.