All good advice. Not much I can add except to encourage you to find a doctor that supports you & works with you on pain relief. I had to retire on disability 5 years ago when the pain & fibro fog made it impossible to keep up. It was a very harsh reality because I'd worked all my life, even cleaning houses & baby sitting when I was 11. Be honest with yourself too. I fought it for at least 20 years but fighting it did no good. Take care of yourself, that means being kind to your body. Good Luck, we are all rooting for you! glenda
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The stretching is a necessity, very true. With fibro, "use it or lose it" definitely applies! LOL
Water exercise helps too, either walking or aerobics or both... and heat or ice on affected areas...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
I had to stop working about 5 yrs ago bc my pain was so bad. That was before I found out about my Fibro. I will say though that Physical Therapy and deep tissue massage helps tremendously! It helps to strengthen and relax the muscle fibers and works the kinks out of the Hot Spots.
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Please evaluate your posture. I know it sounds awkward but be like a soldier and straighten your spine, level your head to your shoulders and get your chin off your chest. Most of us don't realize the invitation to pain that sitting at a desk does to our breathing, without oxygen our body reacts in an effort to conserve the energy used. Deep breaths from freed lungs help a lot and good posture is a necessity.
Also, be as flexible as you can be.....stretch and "reach for the sky" with both arms. Pretend you have a hoola hoop and move your hips in circles. Lastly, sip as much water as you can get down while working to keep tissue lubricated. And make sure you are not in drafts that make your muscles bunch up.
These are hints from my Fibro books on taking back as much life as you can. Hope some or all help. Blessings to you and good luck in finding some relief.
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