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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5 essential oils that can help with fibromyalgia symptoms

There are a lot of essential oils that fibromyalgia sufferers user to help with their symptoms. All this information is from research and my personal use of essential oils. It is important to research how to use and apply these oils safely. Some oils will need to be diluted and may not be suitable for … Continue reading 5 essential oils that can help with fibromyalgia symptoms

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

Gluten free oat and peanutbutter cookies

These oat and peanutbutter gluten free cookies are delicious and you only need 4 ingredients, so easy to make! Ingredients:                                                                 -100mg of gluten … Continue reading Gluten free oat and peanutbutter cookies

Pressure points

When being diagnosed with fibromyalgia the doctor will test your pressure points. If you have fibro you would know that prodding these points can really hurt. My main pressure points that bother me the most are my elbows. If I push my elbows in a certain place it hurts, obviously I don't sit there poking … Continue reading Pressure points

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