What helps you manage fibromyalgia?
Share your own tips for overcoming the daily
challenges of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia tips for everyday wellness
You have the power to take control of your fibromyalgia.
Diet, sleep, stress management, and exercise are just a few changes that you and your healthcare provider may consider to help your fibromyalgia.
Read tips from real people about how they manage their fibromyalgia every day.
From household chores to exercising to getting a good night’s sleep, here are real solutions from real people.
"I recently had to replace my car, and heated seats were my number one criteria..."
"I work on a '20/20/20 cycle' - it's a cycle of activity that I keep all day long which keeps me from getting too stiff..."
"It's all about pacing and planning..."
Exercise & Fitness
Read how others with fibromyalgia manage to stay fit and healthy.
"I take dance classes and I totally recommend it for anybody who wants to relax and stretch your muscles..."
"Losing weight makes a big difference. If you are carrying excess weight it will make a tremendous difference in the amount of pain you feel..."
"I find I need to get up in the morning and stretch out. Stretching is important - it wakes everything up..."
Diet and nutrition, sleep habits, and stress management are just a few changes that can help you live better with fibromyalgia.
"There are three questions that I have printed out on my desk and at home that help me deal with stress..."
"You have to tell yourself 'You're doing the best you can,' and just keep trying..."
"So much of dealing with fibromyalgia is attitude. It takes work, it takes some self-reflection..."
Family & Support
Strategies for managing the social aspects of having fibromyalgia can help decrease pain and improve function and overall mood.
"I find that a lot of people don't understand what you go through..."
"When I visit my doctor, I also take my husband or my sister along with me..."
"I run a support group, and the greatest thing about being a support group leader is that you're also a member of that group..."