10 Traveling Tips for People With Fibromyalgia

Just because you have a chronic illness doesn’t mean you can’t go and see the world — it just takes a little extra planning. In this video from NewLifeOutlook, fibromyalgia sufferer Jennifer shares her top tips for traveling with the condition.

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Jennifer advises fellow fibromyalgia sufferers to allow plenty of time for packing so that it can be done gradually instead of all at once. She also recommends creating a checklist to ensure travelers don’t forget anything essential, packing items that will help make the journey more comfortable, and packing medications and important documents such as insurance cards and doctors’ information in a separate bag that’s easily accessible.

She suggests eating well and sticking to your regular schedule as much as possible. Restaurants are often inevitable while traveling, but Jennifer advises watching out for trigger foods and talking to your fellow travelers about your nutritional needs ahead of time.

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2 comments

  1. Betty gordon says:

    Excellent tips.

    Several more things to pack:

    Night lights, small flashlight, snack food, fleece jacket, sock assist to put them on,

    I also take some mineral oil so for dry ear wax, put it in something that seal so well.

    When I used was a small medicine bottle but it had a fliptop so I had accidents galore;a no-no.

    That’s what I can think off the top my head since I just got home I’m a one week vacation.

  2. Elissa Harvey says:

    I always bring a hot water bottle so I can fill it with ice from hotels, cruises, shops & place on areas of pain, especially near end of day or after being on your feet a long time.
    Also a cooling towel such as Frogg Toggs or a sports chamois. They can be purchased inside of plastic containers & they stay moist; just follow instructions.
    A travel size spray toning water, for those who perspire a lot. Before cooling you off, it also makes you feel a little fresher.

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