I’ve been living well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia for over 2 years now and I’ll admit that it hasn’t always been easy for me. As a wife, mother, and full time professional writer, it has been a constant struggle for me to maintain good health. However, I truly believe that if I can accomplish it, so can you. Here are a few tips that I’ve learned over the years that may help you live well with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia too.
Trust your body. You know your body better than anyone else. You must trust yourself to know when you should attempt to do something and when you should not. If your body is showing signs that you are experiencing a “flare” then listen up. Do not over do it. After all, you can control those symptoms and take control of your life. Your illness does not have to control you.
Embrace your condition. Yes, your records indicate that you have the appearance of a chronic illness and there will be days when you will not feel your best. In fact, from time to time, you may suffer muscle tenderness, unrelenting fatigue, sleep issues and depression. The key is to not let these down times dictate how you live your life. Instead know and trust that better days are coming and that you can and will find relief.
Learn all you can about it. Take some time and learn all you can about your condition. Read books and talk to medical professionals. Visit informative sites and stay up to date with current treatment options. After all, the more you know, the better equipped you are at choosing a treatment plan that may work for you.
Share your feelings. Do not keep your feelings bottled up inside. Instead share them with others who support you. Find support groups in your area and seek online support groups. Keep a journal. The key is to share your feelings and obtain the support you need to battle this condition.
Evaluate treatment options. Although there is no known cure, there are many medical and alternative treatment methods that can help you overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia symptoms. You simply have to be willing to try them out. Not every one of them will work for everyone. If you are open and receptive at trying new things, you will be amazed at what you’ll discover and how much better you will feel when you develop an individualized recovery plan that works for you.
Be open and receptive to healing. Last but most importantly, know in your heart and soul that you can and will get better. Be patient and remember that healing takes time. Many people have overcome their symptoms and you can too. The key is to trust that you are getting better every single day and that change is coming.
In conclusion, you can live well with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia if you trust your body, embrace your condition, learn all you can about it, share your feelings, and be open and receptive to healing.
Kristi Patrice Carter is an experienced marketing consultant and copywriter that has been battling Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia for over 2 years. She created http://www.chronicfatiguerelapse.com to assist others who are experiencing this debilitating condition or hoping to avoid a relapse of symptoms after a symptom-free time. Learn more about Chronic Fatigue Relapse