Effectively dealing with chronic fibromyalgia requires various coping strategies and self-care to properly deal with all aspects of the syndrome.
There are many lifestyle changes that you can make to help yourself live healthier while minimizing the effects of your symptoms. Start taking steps to improve different aspects of your health and be the best you with Fibro.
There are several types of physical exercise that can alleviate symptoms. Stretching can help to release stiffness and pain as well as overcome insomnia. Other activities such as swimming, Pilates, and Tai Chi have been found to be very beneficial among fibromyalgia sufferers. Changes in diet, clothing, bedding, and other adjustments can make all the difference.
Fibromyalgia can take a serious toll on your mood and emotional well-being. You can implement practices in your life to help you cope with the disappointments and struggles of chronic illness. These include meditation practices to relieve stress and calm your mind, inviting more clarity and peace into your daily life. Some find support groups to be a valuable resource to cope with loneliness as they provide a framework of support, understanding and hope. Other emotional tools include keeping a journal, positive thinking, reaching out to friends and family, and more.
You can read more on the above topics in this Self-Care section.