Fibromyalgia means pain in muscles. It is an illness that deals with a pain in someone’s body especially on muscles. People with Fibromyalgia tend to feel tired easily. They got the soreness and sting all over the body. Fibromyalgia is the most common types of chronic pain disorders. The symptoms are chronic fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression or anxiety, and concentration/memory problems. Many people are more aware nowadays with this disorder, because doctors cannot identify this Fibromyalgia with the X-rays or do the blood test. So it is hard to diagnose whether someone having Fibromyalgia or not.
Aside from that, if you are one of people with Fibromyalgia, you don’t need to worry. Still there are a lot of things to do to reduce your pain. You can still actively work as your usual daily activities. However, don’t forget you need to consult to your doctor so you can talk about the pain relief. By working proactively, you can manage your health as well as your life. You may join some support groups such as in http://www.livingwithfibromyalgia.net/ to share your experiences or even you can listen to others. Or even it is better to change your lifestyle into the healthy one.
Doing exercise is the second things you can do beside the medication. However, to do some exercises, once again, you should consult with your doctor. You can do such light exercises like walking. This will help you to get your heart rate up. These are tips from the National Fibromyalgia Association may help you get started. Don’t need to be in hurry, do it slowly. If you do the exercise more today than yesterday, that’s really good. Understand your body well. It’s important not to overdo it. Don’t do exercise too quickly, take your time. Start with such easy exercise in a day. Then slowly increase it. Walking is the best exercise. Keep tracking your progress. Write down the kind of exercise you’re doing and how you feel both during and afterward. Do warming up before and after exercise. Post-exercise pain will decrease time to time.
Next after doing exercise is about the way you sleep. It is common that people with Fibromyalgia are having difficulties in sleeping. The pain and poor sleep usually happen in turn. Even sometimes one of them is getting worse and worse. It is such a relief that there are many things you can do to get better sleep. First, set your sleep schedule. If you commit with the time you sleep, it will ease you to sleep better on the time you already set. Second, make sure your room always cool. Third, if evening is approaching, don’t eat or drink caffeine or alcohol. Fourth, do exercise in the afternoon; it will make you sleep soundly.
Besides considering the physical needs, you also need to pay attention on your emotional needs. Share your feelings to your friends and family or you can share in the support group. It is hard to describe how your feelings even with the loved one or the healthcare professional. Because they may be not really understand as well as the patient. However, it is better to try so that it can reduce also your stress and frustration in dealing with Fibromyalgia.