Mariellen - posted on 04/20/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Do you have any suggestions on how to cope?


Mrs. - posted on 04/20/2012




Read all you can on it, research, get yourself to see a pain specialist, a neurologist, if you can find one, join a chronic pain group (a live one is better than something on the net), eat clean, exercise moderately, do a small amount of weight training (it used to be looked at as bad for fibro patients, but new research has shown it helps), do what you can to stay out of the pain cycle, rest, seek out a TCM doc/acupuncturist (they help some people), go to therapy to learn how to cope with a very real chronic disease/deal with anxiety, experiment with any drug therapy that might help and in the end, be super knowledgable and take control of your pain management plan.

Oh, and take a deep breath and chill. It is not the end of everything good, you can survive and just takes work.

If you need any other advice, I'm happy to give you my thoughts from my own experience with the disease over a decade and some. Of course, it is just my experience and it is important to trust yourself and listen to your body over anyone else.

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