Fibromyalgia Treatments and Tips to Ease Pain

Finding ways to relax from chronic stress can help relieve fibromyalgia.
Making to-do lists is a good technique used to manage memory issues (fibro fog) associated with fibromyalgia.
Exercise and staying active can help fibromyalgia symptoms.
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Avoiding caffeine can help lower stress, anxiety, nervousness, and insomnia and improve fibromyalgia symptoms.
Taking time for yourself every day is a necessary part of treatment for pain, fatigue, and other fibro symptoms.
Try a flexible work schedule or arrange your work area to help ease symptoms while you work.
Discuss your condition with loved ones for support.
Don't over plan your day not allowing for some rest, relaxation and exercise you may need.
Not getting enough sleep can intensify fibromyalgia symptoms.
Keep a daily journal of symptoms, mood changes, taken medications as well as missed doses to help identify triggers of your pain.
Try joining a support group to discuss your issues as well as learn how other have treated their pain and fatigue.

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Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Fibromyalgia Treatments and Tips to Ease Pain and Other Symptoms

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