Why it is important to stretch

It is important to stretch with fibromyalgia. It is said that stretching can help with fibromyalgia pain, because stretching boosts circulation and eases the muscle stiffness and tenderness caused by fibromyalgia. It is important to start off small and stop when it hurts. You can stretch any time of the day it is good to stretch when … Continue reading Why it is important to stretch

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Making extra money whilst not working, due to chronic illness.

Chronic pain sufferers who can not work due to their condition, may find themselves struggling when it comes to their finances. Here's a few thing you can do to make some extra cash at home.                                         … Continue reading Making extra money whilst not working, due to chronic illness.

Fibromyalgia and swimming.

I strongly recommend swimming for fibromyalgia sufferers. I know exercise can be hard for those with fibromyalgia, but swimming does not put your joints under stress. Swimming also offers resistance, which can strengthen the muscles. It's best to pace yourself and increase your swimming time slowly. If you can't swim that is ok, you could … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and swimming.

Britney’s fibromyalgia story

Once a month I am going to be sharing other fibromyalgia sufferers fibromyalgia stories. I'm doing this so my readers can read about other people's experiences , relate to others and to not feel alone. Every person with fibro has a different story. Also they will have different symptoms and coping strategies. I hope you … Continue reading Britney’s fibromyalgia story

My fitness goals

Exercise is important with fibromyalgia. No matter how little you do it may help with pain, attitude and depression. Not moving makes pain worse, well it does for me. My fitness goals are:                                         - Swimming … Continue reading My fitness goals

‘Fibromyalgia isn’t a disability ‘. Failing my health assessment

So after waiting 7 months for the outcome of having a health assessment I have been told I've failed it. The reasons are laughable apparently because I'm able to walk and as I bake cakes I do not have a disability. Granted I'm a lot more mobile than others with fibromyalgia, but currently I am unable … Continue reading ‘Fibromyalgia isn’t a disability ‘. Failing my health assessment

Fake it till you make it

I have been applying this saying lately, if I'm feeling down or having a bad fibro day I say I'm fine to myself.  I remind myself things will get better. A positive attitude makes me feel better within myself. Writing down or even making a mood board of what you want in life and what … Continue reading Fake it till you make it