11 Tips to Improve Your Life With Fibromyalgia

Living with fibromyalgia can be incredibly difficult. Coping with constant pain and extreme fatigue takes a toll on your physical and mental well-being, so it's important to look after yourself as best you can. To help you improve your everyday life with fibromyalgia, we've put together a list of tips based on information from WebMD and Practical Pain Management. MORE: Five diet tips to help you control fibro flares 1. Eat well: Every fibromyalgia patient is different. Some may find that certain foods trigger flares and make symptoms worse, so an elimination diet may help determine which foods aren't sitting well. Eat a healthy and balanced diet, with a lot of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and steer clear of processed foods as often as possible. 2. Exercise as much as possible: It may seem counter-productive to exercise if you're feeling fatigued, but exercise will increase your energy levels, boost your mood and help you sleep. You don't have to run a marathon, just do as much as you can manage as often as you can. 3. Have a massage: Massages help to reduce stiffness in the muscles and relieve pain. They are also very relaxing and a good way to de-stress and unwind. Fibro patients often report decreased pain and improved movement and flexibility following a massage. Using essential oils during the massage may also help. MORE: Four facts about fibromyalgia you might find interesting 4. Avoid stress: We know that it's not possible to eliminate all stress from our lives, but we can limit th
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  1. Marita Mitchell says:

    A shore or bath are my worst things. It’s wonderful while you’re in th we water, but the day after I am howling with pain.

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