1. Move your body
When you are suffering from fibromyalgia, moving may be the last thing in your mind. It may feel very difficult to move at all. But moving will help you. It will make you feel better and it will also refill your energy. You do not have to exercise like a bodybuilder, but you can always do some gentle exercises. Such exercises will reduce your pain and stress and eliminate other fibromyalgia symptoms.
You can always start slow and go for something easier. Try walking, stretching or swimming. You do not have to do it for a long time. Initially, start doing it for just a few minutes. When you feel good, you can increase the length of your exercise regime.
Heat, especially moist heat is very good for you when you are suffering from fibromyalgia. It reduces soreness and pain besides relieving the stiffness from the affected area. Heat increases flow of blood to the areas where you are feeling pain. You can use a warm and moist washcloth the painful area. You can also take a hot shower or get in a hot bath.
If you do not have anything hot to apply to reduce the pain of fibromyalgia, you can also use a cold pack. If you don’t have a cold pack, you can wrap a towel around a frozen vegetable bag.
Massage is something that you should think about when you are suffering from fibromyalgia pain. It will not only reduce your muscle pain, but will also reduce your stress. Massage will help you to improve your range of motion. It will also be beneficial in case of depression and anxiety. If you’re suffering from some deep muscle pain due to fibromyalgia, vigorous massage can help you to get rid of that problem. You can also try self-massaging because when you massage painful areas, your pain will reduce. You can use a tennis ball or any other firm object to massage your painful areas.
4. Develop a sleep schedule
Fibromyalgia can be very painful and the pain may disrupt your sleep. Restless legs syndrome and other causes resulting from fibromyalgia can also disrupt your sleep. It will be very useful for you if you develop a sleep schedule. A sleep schedule means you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. You can also develop a relaxing bedtime routine. Also take enough care to make your bedroom and environment conducive to sleep. You can keep it dark and cool. Also avoid other distractions like computers and TV. Experts often call it as sleep hygiene.
5. Stress relief
If you’re too much stressed, it may trigger fibromyalgia symptoms. So, for your own interest, you need to reduce your stress and keep it at a lower level or if possible completely eliminate it. When you reduce stress, it will also help you to reduce anxiety, fatigue, and depression and will help in sleep improvement. To do that, you need to find some time for yourself to relax and decompress. Do something that you love to do such as listening to music, reading or walking. Meditation or deep breathing exercises can also help you to relax and remove stress from your life. You need to understand the causes of stress in your case, and then find a solution for the cause. After some time, it will become a habit and you will not need any special care to relax. If you make a stress-free lifestyle, it will help you in avoiding the pain caused by fibromyalgia.