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  • Fibromyalgia 10 May 2019 | View comments

  • This coming Sunday (12th of May) is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, let’s take a look at fibromyalgia (FMS).

     

    Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Because the classic symptoms of FMS aren't very distinctive, the condition is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Those common symptoms include pain and tender points, fatigue, sleep disturbance, concentration issues, anxiety or depression, morning stiffness, numbness &/ pins and needles, headaches, bowel &/ bladder issues and menstrual cramps.

    Living with fibromyalgia means making adjustments, from work through parenting responsibilities to household chores and having fun. By taking a more active role in managing your condition, you may feel a sense of control and boost your self-esteem along with your quality of life.

    Exercise such as Tai Chi, walking, swimming or dancing can boost your strength, fitness, energy levels and resilience (both mentally and physically). Diet and sleep hygiene can help with your energy levels and mental state; whilst having a support network around that you understands – or even just accepts the problem can be invaluable. Therapies like massage, acupuncture or aromatherapy can help with pain or stress relief. Others, like cognitive behavioural therapy can help you to take ownership of, and deal with your problems.

     

    Find out what really matters to you, and the people you care about; then plan your activities and save your energy to be at your best for those times.

     

    FMS is NOT just one condition; it is a complex syndrome involving many different factors that can severely impact and disrupt a person’s daily life.

     

    You can find out more here:

    www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Fibromyalgia/Pages/Introduction

    www.chiro-trust.org/fibromyalgia/what-can-i-do-for-pain

     

    Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

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    Keep Calm and Fight Fibro

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    NB: Whilst we may be able to provide some temporary relief for some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, we cannot treat the condition itself.

    At Back In Action we also offer free consultations. This will take about 10-15 minutes where we can talk in general terms about your condition, and see if we can point you in the right direction for treatment. Whether that is with ourselves, someone else, or on your own at home. Call today to schedule your free no obligation consultation.

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