Does anyone have any advise how to deal with fibromyalagi? Im in a lo of pain, I!
Does anyone have any advise how to deal with fibromyalagi? Im in a lo of pain, I also have a low blodpressure.
2 weeks ago
Thank u for your answars good people! I needed some encurragement! I lost a lot of my personality in this, but Im fighting.And I cant work anymore. I find it hard to exercice cause I also have a high puls all the time, like running a marathon or something. The doctor havnt it all figured out yet. Anyone knows about this?
Self-care is critical in the management of fibromyalgia.
* Reduce stress. Develop a plan to avoid or limit overexertion and emotional stress. Allow yourself time each day to relax. That may mean learning how to say no without guilt. But try not to change your routine completely. People who quit work or drop all activity tend to do worse than those who remain active. Try stress management techniques, such as deep-breathing exercises or meditation.
* Get enough sleep. Because fatigue is one of the main characteristics of fibromyalgia, getting sufficient sleep is essential. In addition to allotting enough time for sleep, practice good sleep habits, such as going to bed and getting up at the same time each day and limiting daytime napping.
* Exercise regularly. At first, exercise may increase your pain. But doing it regularly often decreases symptoms. Appropriate exercises may include walking, swimming, biking and water aerobics. A physical therapist can help you develop a home exercise program. Stretching, good posture and relaxation exercises also are helpful.
* Pace yourself. Keep your activity on an even level. If you do too much on your good days, you may have more bad days.
* Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eat healthy foods. Limit your caffeine intake. Do something that you find enjoyable and fulfilling every day.
Fibromyalgia isn't progressive and generally doesn't lead to other conditions or diseases. It can, however, cause pain, depression and lack of sleep. These problems can then interfere with your ability to function at home or on the job, or maintain close family or personal relationships. The frustration of dealing with an often-misunderstood condition also can be a complication of the condition.
Risk factors for fibromyalgia include:
* Your sex. Fibromyalgia occurs more often in women than in men.
* Age. Fibromyalgia tends to develop during early and middle adulthood. But it can also occur in children and older adults.
* Disturbed sleep patterns. It's unclear whether sleeping difficulties are a cause or a result of fibromyalgia — but people with sleep disorders, such as nighttime muscle spasms in the legs, restless legs syndrome or sleep apnea, can also develop fibromyalgia.
* Family history. You may be more likely to develop fibromyalgia if a relative also has the condition.
* Rheumatic disease. If you have a rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or ankylosing spondylitis, you may be more likely to have fibromyalgia
Nevertheless, the medications listed in this chart have shown effectiveness in randomized clinical trials of people with fibromyalgia. These include the antidepressant medications, such as amitriptyline (Endep), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac) and paroxetine (Paxil); muscle relaxants, such as cylobenzaprine (Cycloflex, Flexeril) and certain analgesics, including tramadol (Ultram). The combination of 20 mg Prozac taken in the morning and 25 mg amitryptyline taken at night also has shown effectiveness in easing symptoms throughout the day and helping to ensure sleep at night.
Recent studies using anti-seizure medications, such as gabapentin (Neurontin) and the drug pregabalin (Lyrica), demonstrated promising results in helping to ease pain, promote sleep and relieve fatigue.
take care and good luck