Being a human being and simple healthy living is a prerequisite for helping to manage chronic pain and fatigue.
Simple healthy living tips are top of the to-do list. Because you cannot throw medicines or any other tools at chronic pain and fatigue if you are not addressing your “normal human needs”.
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Here are some simple things you can do right now:
- Breathe (activate your rest and digest mode)
- Rest well – download Insight Timer and look for guided meditation
- Add more water
- Add more vegetables
- Wander your garden or down your street
- Call a joyful person
- Do something you enjoy and can do easily (coloring, read a book, do a puzzle?)
- Stretch mindfully
- Try a clay heat pack
- Try essential oils (massage with lavender, frankincense and copaiba with fractionated coconut oil)
- Give some very gentle yoga a go (my free yoga for fibromyalgia micro course)
- Have a warm bath or shower
- Learn about fibromyalgia
- Inform yourself about myofascial pain syndrome
- Read up on the central nervous system
- Tackle sleep
- Look into low dose naltrexone
- Write start a journal of your feelings and experiences
- Read The FibroManual by Dr Liptan
- Read The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution by Dr Teitelbaum
- Join the Yoga for Fibromyalgia group to chat through practical things we can do to help ourselve.
A lot of these 21 things lead to more information.
I can share these resources but it doesn’t work unless you do the work. Would you like to try meditation and/or yoga in five minutes a day?