As juvenile fibromyalgia becomes a more accepted diagnosis, and as mature students re-evaluate their careers and return to college to study new subjects, fibromyalgia is becoming a more common challenge facing students today. Studying for exams, navigating a big campus, and explaining FM symptoms to instructors and fellow students can be a big challenge. Here we present some tips from students with FM that, we hope, will prove helpful to others as well.
Coping at school can be tough when you have fibromyalgia. Sitting on uncomfortable chairs, getting to different classes around campus, and carrying all your textbooks can be a challenge. You may also have to cope with teachers who don’t understand why your concentration fades away in the middle of a lesson, or that it was just impossible to get your homework done last night because you were so fatigued. You need a good strategy to tackle the various challenges school can present.
Fun and effective, this specially-designed workout from the popular Sit and Be Fit™ series on PBS offers a sound physical fitness option for FM patients requiring a low-impact approach to exercise.