By Wendy Green
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating, power characterized through frequent ache, sleep disturbance, fatigue and different signs. during this obtainable and informative consultant, discover 50 belongings you can do this day to regulate fibromyalgia, reminiscent of workout to ease soreness, making the most of a balanced nutrition and precious supplementations, and discovering priceless items and organisations.With a foreword by means of Alice Theadom of the Fibromyalgia organization united kingdom.
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It was like a nightmare,’ she recalls. ‘I couldn’t sleep because of the pain and even a short walk was agony. ’ She went to see her GP, who applied pressure to various areas on her body. ’ Her GP also carried out blood tests to check for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. He eventually diagnosed fibromyalgia and told her it was a chronic pain condition that would never go away, but she could learn to manage it. Maria was prescribed strong painkillers and amitriptyline, an anti-depressant sometimes used for sleeping problems.
Exercise can also be a social occasion if you attend classes, which can improve emotional well-being. Being active also aids weight management and improves sleep quality. However, it is important not to overdo things by pushing yourself too far. It is best to gradually increase the length of time spent exercising and, if possible, break it up into two or three sessions. For example, start by exercising for five minutes two or three times a day, then gradually increase this to ten minutes two or three times a day.
Learn about fibromyalgia What is fibromyalgia? 8 million people in the UK. The word ‘fibromyalgia’ means ‘tendon, ligament and muscle pain’ but sufferers usually experience a variety of additional symptoms. Flare-ups of the condition can last for several days, weeks or months. Although fibromyalgia is not a type of arthritis, as it doesn’t affect the joints, some arthritis sufferers do go on to develop it. Women are more likely to suffer from fibromyalgia than men, as are those aged 50 to 70 – although it can sometimes affect children and young people as well.