Fibromyalgia: Tips for Daily Living
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Millions of Americans suffer from fibromyalgia. On March 9 Lynne Matallana, president of the National Fibromyalgia Association, joined us to share her tips for day-to-day living with fibromyalgia.
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I spent over two years in bed not able to work or even get up and function; today I am able to handle a full-time job and I've even gotten back into some of the sports activities that I used to enjoy. It's taken six years to be able to work up to that, but it's important that we always focus on the future and how things can improve.
Patience is sometimes difficult and it can be frustrating when you can't do something, but sometimes we can find things that can replace those activities and fit into the restrictions we have because of our health. For example, I used to really enjoy dancing, and I found it was too fatiguing and caused me too much pain. I replaced that activity with doing water aerobics and found that I could enjoy that just as much as I had enjoyed being a dancer.
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