Learn how to work with your doctor to get the best treatment and find out which fibromyalgia treatments work best, including those that target muscle pain and trigger points, help with sleep problems and depression, or help manage stress and anxiety. Physical therapy techniques aim to improve your range of motion and strengthen the muscles. This can also help reduce FM pain. Your therapist will tailor a program to help manage specific symptoms. They can also teach self-care techniques, including FM education, to help you manage the fatigue and pain on your own. Research shows that pain management education can lead to increased performance during exercise.
- Jules Bonds has Fibromyalgia, with its attendant pains, which occasionally grant her a hiatus, by temporarily receding to manageable levels.
- She has found that certain nutritional supplements have proved useful to her condition.
- One aggravating and less well-known symptom of her condition is dry-eye, which she experiences as a gritty and sandy and itchy feeling.
“Nothing seems to take my mind off my problems quite like scrubbing a toilet with some salsa blasting on Pandora in the background.”