Caring for your body and mind, and nurturing relationships with others are vitally important to your health and well-being. Effective communication skills can prevent your illness from coming between you and the people you care about. Family and friends can sometimes be insensitive and cause you frustration, but it is crucial to build a strong social network so that, when necessary, you have someone to lean on.
Living with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome is challenging, necessitating a variety of skills to help you make it through each day with a sense of satisfaction. Along with our articles on coping, the sections below offer advice on aspects of daily living with chronic illness.
Diet & Exercise
Being tired and in pain may interfere with your ability to cook nutritious meals. Many patients wonder if certain nutrients can supplement your diet and improve muscle function. Another common concern is exercise. You know that your sore muscles need to be stretched and exercised, but what is the best way to do this without causing more pain? Read more.
Fibro-Friendly Hobbies and Pastimes
One of the challenges of adjusting to fibromyalgia is finding hobbies that don’t aggravate your symptoms. Better yet, you want to seek out activities that provide you with gratification and distraction from the pain. Read more.
Practical use of living aids can make life easier and more comfortable for you. Stay on the lookout for aids that reduce the strain on your muscles or work to sooth your aching body. They can help reduce fibromyalgia symptoms and do not produce any of the side effects created by the use of medications. To learn what Members of the Fibromyalgia Network recommend, read more.
Tired of trying to defend yourself against ignorance and false perceptions about fibromyalgia? Does it bother you when people say you look just fine? You know what they are really thinking, that you don’t look sick and this definitely makes you ill. Read more to learn what you can do to fight back against ignorance about fibro.