What To Do When Fibromyalgai Flare Ups Occur
Dealing with the condition of Fibromyalgai can be a daunting task, especially on those days when the symptoms are exacerbated and referred to as a Fibro Flare Up. Because the condition of Fibromyalgai currently has no known cure, the only way for treating the condition is to deal with the symptoms and provide the best relief possible. The main symptoms of Fibromyalgai are pain and fatigue which can overtake an Fibromyalgai sufferer if not dealt with properly in order to keep the symptoms at bay. Among Fibromyalgai sufferers the degree of pain and fatigue as well as other symptoms that may occur with the condition varies among individuals. While there isn’t a one size fits all approach to treating the symptoms of Fibromyalgai there are specific ways to dealing with Fibro flare ups, which affect nearly all Fibromyalgia sufferers.
When Fibromyalgai flare ups occur the symptoms that are normally tolerable become overwhelming and excruciating, make it nearly impossible to get out of bed, much less complete any responsibilities or tasks that need to be done during the course of a normal day. When these Fibro flare ups occur, the best way to deal with them is to have prepared in advance for them. Because while today may be a great day when it comes to the symptoms, a day will come when the symptoms flare and advanced preparation makes all the difference in the world for those periods when more acute symptoms occur.
Advanced Preparation for Flare Ups
Knowing that Fibro Flare Ups are inevitable means that advance preparation should take place to deal with these periods when more acute symptoms do take place. The main symptoms that are affected by Fibromyalgai flare ups are pain and fatigue and knowing how to deal with these symptoms can help to decrease the amount of symptoms that affect the Fibromyalgai sufferer during the flare up period.
- Dealing with Pain. During the acute flare ups the pain that is associated with the condition of Fibromyalgia can become almost unbearable. When a flare up regarding pain is present these symptoms are most likely to occur either in the mornings (when more stiffness is more prevalent), or when anxiety, stress or fatigue are at higher levels than normal. Other changes that can affect pain flare ups is the weather. Knowing which of these are personal triggers for flare ups, can allow the Fibromyalgai sufferer to try and avoid these triggers at all costs and prepare for occasions when these triggers will take place.
- Dealing with Fatigue. Fatigue and overall energy levels are affected nearly as much as musculoskeletal pain in those who suffer from Fibromyalgia. During periods of Fibromyalgai flare ups the overwhelming fatigue can absolutely wipe a Fibromyalgai sufferer out if they haven’t properly prepared in advance for these times of acute symptoms. Making sure that enough rest is had during periods of lesser symptoms and not overdoing on good days is important. Also realizing when a Fibromyalgai flare up is occurring and just relaxing and taking it easy is important as well.
- Making Lifestyle Changes. There are specific lifestyle changes that in the end will allow for decreasing the overall daily symptoms and preventing too many Fibromyalgai flare ups from occurring. Taking simple steps towards making life easier is important for the Fibromyalgai suffer, adapting to changes that will allow for them to live more comfortably will make a larger different than they realize. Some of the important lifestyle changes that can be made are in regards to stress reduction, sleep, exercise routines, as well as general overall health and nutrition.
- Communicating Properly. Among Fibromyalgai sufferers one of the most important aspects of caring for themselves is the art of proper communication. Being able to explain how the condition of Fibromyalgia presents itself with symptoms on normal days, as well as days of acute symptoms during Fibromyalgai flare ups is important. If family, friends, and co-workers are unaware of how these symptoms affect the Fibromyalgai sufferer then proper help cannot be given by them. Additionally it is important that Fibromyalgai sufferers ask for help when it is really and truly needed. During those periods of times when these acute symptoms take place the only way of getting through them is by asking for assistance with some of the daily tasks or responsibilities. Because overdoing it will only make the symptoms worsen and make the Fibromyalgai flare up period last even longer.