Healthy Living

How to Handle a Fibromyalgia Flare-Up

Do not disregard other symptoms

Other disregarded symptoms of fibromyalgia have a large underestimated effect on how the body operates. For example, “stress should be considered the enemy as stress hormones wreak havoc in our bodies and make us feel so much worse. Try not to focus too much on your symptoms and distract yourself by doing activities you enjoy.” Outside of fibromyalgia, stress is associated with just about every chronic illness known in the professional medical community. The effects of fibromyalgia include added stress, only complicating the other issues brought about by this health condition. Flare-ups are also a response to stress in a majority of their occurrences, indicating that the fibromyalgia patient needs to relax to a degree low enough to be comfortable.