What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a disease that affects your bones and muscles. It is characterized by a widespread muscle-skeleton pain followed by fatigue, insomnia, mood swing, memory issues, burning and tightness. Fibromyalgia amplifies your pain sensation by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men are. Fibromyalgia co-exists with anxiety, depression and irritable bowel syndrome.
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
You ache all over…
how chronic symptoms affect relationships
It’s no news that chronic illness frustrates you, your family and friends. This physical and emotional stress can affect the quality of your personal relationships. Learn to communicate with loved ones while living with chronic illness…
Chronic pain and fatigue can cause decreased physical activity. Lack of regular physical activity can lead to weight gain, low energy, muscle tension, and pain increase. Learn how to incorporate exercise in your daily routine.
Would exercise increase my pain?
Due to our daily pain and struggles, it is easy to assume that physical activity may make our pain worse. However, regular physical activity increases some of our body’s chemicals production, endorphins, and enkephalin. These are natural painkillers that decrease pain symptoms. Physical activity does more than reduce pain. It makes muscles and bones stronger, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure …
Pacing is key to managing fibromyalgia symptoms. we all have such a busy life that it seems impossible to do. How to pace yourself with fibromyalgia.
Why is pacing so important?
Fibromyalgia usually goes hand-in-hand with severe fatigue and sleepless nights. Together, this two leave you drained and exhausted. So it is understandable to wanna get everything on your to-do list is done on good days. But then you pay for it with three days of pain and discomfort on the couch. You regret it and become even more frustrated with yourself. The key to less pain and more productive days is pace.