Coping with Fibromyalgia without Medical Intervention

Though there are now medicines developed for fibromyalgia, a patient may also take care of herself at home without medication. Though quitting work may seem one of the necessary moves when getting treatment, the lack of activity might actually do more harm than good. A person who leaves her job may find a part-time activity or a home business that requires only a few hours of work a day. She should know her limits to avoid too much physical exertion or stress. The level of exertion should be somehow even everyday. The person afflicted with fibromyalgia will, of course, try to get enough sleep. This is one of the first things to do. But another important thing to take note is to go to sleep and wake up at the same time everyday. The body will begin to be more satisfied and refreshed because sleep is regulated. Exercise such as walking, swimming, and stretching are good if done regularly. Eating a good amount of healthy foods is also helpful to increase resistance and energy.

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Fibromyalgia is a prevalent condition that affects many people in the United States. Approximately 3.7 million Americans have Fibromyalgia. That is 1 in every 73 people.

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