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Now that much of the U.S. is starting to see some sun, it’s tempting to overdo our outdoors time. Remember to wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and dress appropriately when you’ll be working or playing in hot weather: being … Continue reading
Many fibromites find that night guards can minimize pain stemming from clenched jaws. If you’re just starting out with a night guard, you may find that the unfamiliar device makes it even more difficult to sleep – so try wearing … 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
Depending on your tolerance for aromas, consider dabbing some perfume or scented oils behind your ears or on your wrists for a quick uplift. If these pose a problem, gently rubbing an uncut lemon along your arm or hand will … Continue reading
Recovering from a non-fibro illness, like a cold or the flu? Remember to be extra-patient with yourself. Give yourself longer than “normal” to start feeling better, and don’t push too hard to get back on your feet: you may find … Continue reading
Remember to love yourself. It won’t solve every problem and it won’t cure your fibromyalgia, but it’s a good start.
Got an upcoming dental appointment? Start applying a little extra lip balm a week or so in advance: it’ll help prevent cracked lips during the cleaning and exam.