1. Manage Your Energy Levels
Because there’s no definitive test or cure for fibromyalgia, having the condition can be distressing, especially if those around you are sceptical of your condition.
Constant pain, especially in the tender points associated with fibromyalgia (the back of the head, tops of the shoulders, upper chest, outer elbows, hips and knees) coupled with poor sleep, fatigue and a low mood can be exhausting.
Therefore, number one on our list of fibromyalgia treatments is the importance of knowing that your symptoms are real. Pursue your GP and specialist doctors and believe that you will find a treatment plan that works for you.
It’s vital that you take time for yourself and practice self-care. This could be downtime each evening to rest and do something calming that you enjoy, such as reading or watching your favourite programmes. Or it could mean spending time with people that understand, lift your spirits and bring peacefulness and positivity to your life.
Taking breaks is also important, so it might be beneficial to speak with your manager or HR department on ways that you can incorporate breaks into your working day. Flexible working and work from home days can be helpful.
Do whatever you need to do each day in order to be kind to yourself.