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When getting out of bed each day, take a minute to stand there and breathe quietly. Even if you’ve been awake while lying in bed, this gentle practice helps smooth the transition between quiet time and active time, easing you … Continue reading
As you may already know, Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is coming up this Sunday. Consider participating in local events, if possible: recognizing that you aren’t alone can help you manage your fibromyalgia with grace and dignity. We’re all in this together.
Fibromyalgia may hurt like a b****, but don’t let it make you act like one. Being civil, calm, and kind in your interactions with yourself and others – even when you don’t feel like it – can actually help you … Continue reading
Wear aprons… judiciously. On the one hand, smocks and coveralls protect your nicer clothes when you’re doing messy tasks, saving you time and money. On the other, wearing these comfortable-yet-shapeless garments all the time can become a trap: it’s so … Continue reading
Many of us take a number of prescription medications and supplements each day, which can feel daunting. Tempting as it may be, don’t skip doses just because you don’t feel like taking them: while it may seem liberating to be … Continue reading
Many fibromites find that the unpredictability of spring weather – sunny skies one minute, downpours the next – can provoke a flare. Plan to give yourself a little extra self-care and patience until things settle down.
The transition to Daylight Saving Time can be rough on tired, achy bodies. Treat yourself kindly this week – get more rest, try to limit new responsibilities, drink plenty of water, and so on – to give yourself some time … Continue reading