- From the rush of endorphins to the strengthening of muscles, exercise is an excellent way for people with fibromyalgia to help themselves feel betterand study after study has proven exactly that. But knowing exercise can help, and actually selecting a type of exercise that wont put you in a flare, are two different things!
Exercise Benefits – Without Flares
- The vet had assured me that Reuben, the dog Id recently adopted, would not suffer from my inability to take long walks as long as I tossed balls for him to run after, threw chew toys down the stairs for him to catch and bring back to me, and gave him some time each day outside.
- On the Saturday before I was diagnosed with FM, I was watching TV. I saw a special report on a new program in my area called FibroMoves. It was a warm water and land program designed to help people with FM cope with their pain and still be able to get a physical workout. I made a note of the contact information as I intended to pass it along to my friendsI didn’t know that eventually I would be leading the program!
- When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in January of 2002, I immediately began searching for information on this ailment. I already knew I had trouble sleeping, constant pain, and frequent fatigue. I learned more about the diagnosis process and the research being done. But what I really wanted to know was what I could do to improve my sleep and reduce (or eliminate) the pain and fatigue.
- Whether or not a person with fibromyalgia is in the workforce, an occupational therapist can be an excellent person to turn to for help managing FM symptoms.Thats because the term occupational therapy is a misnomer, says Randy Siegel, an occupational therapist in Orange, Calif.
Wow! So explain your constant pain. I am always tired and I am achy a lot. I get headaches, have TMJ, my hands hurt, my knees hurt, my back hurts, my kneck is always in knots, etc. Not all of it happens at once mind you. The funny thing is is that I am in good health. I don’t have arthritis or high blood pressure or a thyroid disease. I was diagnosed as being vit. d def. yesterday, and I do have ADHD. Other than that, I am fine. I am soooo frustrated because my doctor doesn’t really take me seriously. She told me that “some people get achy early than others” (I am only 26). She said that I am stressed bc of work, but I shouldn’t worry too much about it. I told her I didn’t think it was normal “not to feel good” at this age so she finally referred me to a rhemutologist who discovered I am vit. d def. Anyway, I think there might be more, but I can’t seem to get anyone to help me. I know that you can’t possibly have all of these symptoms in your head. I mean I do not conjure up migraines. When they hit, it is like pure hell. I can barely see, I feel like I am gonna throw up, my head throbs, I have to put a pillow over my head, etc. All of these symptoms are worse in the winter. One doctor just told me it was depression. Well, I take 40mg. of Celexa a day. I refuse to let these doctors put me on whatever cocktail that they think might work. I don’t want to be on “God knows what” for 30 years unless it will help solve the problem. Anyway will you give more information about your experience. A lot of the experiences sound similiar to mine, but I can’t seem to find someone who will help me (in the med. world that is).
I feel like I have a crick in my neck a lot or I slept the “wrong way” last night. I can’t possibly sleep the “wrong way” every night right? I am going to see a sleep specialist soon per the request of the rhemutologist. So we shall see.
I need to become more active. I have fibromyalgia, celiac disease and diabetes. The only thing that feels good is swimming. It is enough. I allow myself one pain pill a day as well as baclofen. I need stretching excercises