7. Talk about the pain
- Discuss the pain symptoms and fibromyalgia with a partner. Listen to what is being said to them and problem solve together. If that is too much of a challenge, counseling may help.
- Avoid negative self-talk. What you say to yourself and inside your own mind affects your pain perceptions. Turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts. It takes practice, but you can do it.
- You are probably tempted to keep your pain to yourself but resist that feeling. Time alone is a good way to relax but isolating yourself when you are in pain just makes it worse. Talk to an understanding friend or family member. Let them know that you are feeling overwhelmed. Don’t dwell on your pain and symptoms. There are online support groups who can send you to offline groups or people who are also dealing with fibromyalgia. It will comfort you to talk with like-minded people who are facing the same challenges. They might have coping techniques that will work wonders for you.