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Best tips - Can we share 1 or 2 things that help us most?
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m.e. - December 20

I haven't had the best several weeks. There are so many days that I just get by in going to work, doing my job to the best of my ability by pushing myself with the fibro, and taking care of my son. Not much is left after that. There has to be more to life with this fibro thing! I thoought if we shared what truly helps us most, it may help everyone to focus in on the best treatment for ourselves....Mine are keeping the digestion moving(the IBS seems so closely related for me) and eating less sweets/momitoring stress. Cheese, as much as I love it, seems to slow everything down and in excess, even gives me headaches. Sweets and stress seem to increase my pain significantly. Any other points to help us all have more good days?? Happy holidays to all!

 

solanadelfina - December 20

What a wonderful idea. The thing that has helped me the most is doing range of motion stretches every morning and every night. They help get me going in the morning and also mean I need less pain medication. Cutting out sugar, while difficult, has also made me feel much better.

 

dkarssen79 - December 20

The only thing I've noticed so far is trying to keep stress levels down. That really seems to help. Other than that I'm still trying to find things that will help.

Thanks for posting this! This is a great idea!

 

Fantod - December 21

I focus on being grateful for whatever I can accomplish no matter how trite as opposed to dwelling on the things I can no longer manage.

 

iliveinpain - December 21

I appreciate my somewhat good days, and on my bad days, I have given myself permission to just veg if I need to and baby myself. I'm trying hard to learn to be easier on myself, since I'm usually my own worst enemy. If I can't exercise more than 5 or 10 minutes, I'm ok with that now, where as before I'd feel bad about not being able to do a complete 30-45 minutes work out, the way I used to before I got so sick. I've found that heat and massage are my life savers. The worst things for me are changes in weather, which you can't really do anything about living in chicago. Also, stress, which is also hard to do anything about as long as you have a life, work, family, holidays, etc. But anyway, let's hope we all enjoy our holidays - wishing the best of the season to all!!

 

bmcgovern - December 21

This is a good idea.
The thing that has helped me the most is changing my diet. I cut out Sugar, Dairy, Greasy Foods, Red Meat, Gluten. Getting a massage really helps relieve the pain in my neck, back and shoulders and a heat pad is amazing. I have also been using Acidophilus which i have noticed has been helping my digestive system and also on a different product which is all natural and it to seems to be helping with my digestive system. Still giving it time to see if it will really help me.
Happy Holidays to you all. :)

 

axxie - December 21

My vitamins and minerals, a good multi vitamin, Glucosamine and Chondoitin - Probiotics the
"friendly bacteria" and a PG Daily - reduce a meal’s glycemic index by up to 50%, contributing to healthy blood sugar levels and improving insulin sensitivity, it helps not to crave sugar.
Eating right - Get ouside every day
However good or bad a sitation is, it will change.
No matter how you feel get up, dress up & show up.
I don't take myself seriously.
I believe in miracles.
I pamper myself when I'm feeling out of it.
I ask for help when I need it

 

Canada17 - December 22

1) My diet - no white flour, white sugar, yeast products, potatoes has helped tremendously!!!

2) Medicinal marijuana. I honestly don't know how I would function without it given the awesome fact that I am allergic to every medication that has been prescribed to me for Fibro.

 

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