HiMy favorite coping skills/tools are:
1. My emotional support cat, Bach.
2. Distraction: watching Netflix, Reading; getting on the Internet; photography & journaling. Distraction works well, in coping with mild & moderate fibromyalgia pain.
3. Serenity Prayer
5. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
6. Dialetical Behavioral Therapy
9. Heating pad.
10. Finger massager
11. Fibroteam site (This should be higher in list)
12. Talking… read more
Praying. I surrender my body and mind each day (and when its very bad more than once ) and i thank you by Jesus stripes I am Healed . praying for others and countries helps me to feel better in general. I say the above prayer out loud. I DO DEEP BREATHING AND SLOW BREATHING OUT IT HELPS TO RELAX ME AND SLEEP.. Massage areas eg feet shoulders lower back, buttocks neck. my husband does that for me or if we can afford it i go for a full body massage with hot stones. Heat pads are great especially heated slippers in winter. I use blue gel its for horses but its great. it is in a tub and has a white horse on it with blue gel inside.Hobbies, eg coloring, all types of craft, making fashion jewelry which i sell etc. Keep warm in the winter months and rainy season. Listen to my body if i am tired I sleep . if i am at home not working and my body says i need to sleep all day I do. If i cannot do as much on one day I do less. vick helps rub it ladies. i have heard of outback its in roll on form and i believe it works for pain . google about it. Food google the does and donts about food. Dont put pressure on-myself in general we can be our own worsted enemies. be kind and love yourself , spoil yourself and others and learn to say NO. stretching exercises and moderate exercise eg walking . ONE DAY AT A TIME . learn to stay in the present not in past or future hobbies help to keep you in the present.
Morning scents of pure essential oils to get mind and body energized:
Citrus and wood mix, i use :
Base of lemon, orange and cedar
Combine in various ways with grapefruit, bergamot, cypress, pines or sandalwood.
Evening: base of lavender , sage, cedar if avail
E. Oils are very effective for pain as well. They don’t “medicate” the pain away, but when you find oils that you love smelling, the pleasure you experience truly takes the edge off whatever pain you’re having, as it interacts directly with the nervous system. While the calming affect on the system from smelling the oils Probably will illuminate your pain, it really really helps cut down on the sharp attention we accumulate through chronic pain. This in itself makes it easier to cope.Some oils to try:
-Sandalwood (Can be pricey)
Pure essential oil’s only, no room scents or oil’s with added chemicals.
There are many others. A diffuser can be used, or simply apply a few drops of your favorite Essential oil mix on cotton pad, rub on your wrists and keep smelling. Also very effective on the bottom of the feet, as the benefits of the Oils distribute via the skin throughout the body.
Very useful. Magnesium tablets also helps with sleeping disorder. Im taking 1 tablet at night.
Float therapy and magnesium oil. I find both these help with pain management. Float Therapy is when I go float in an enclosed tank filled with epsons salt. It helps to relax the mind and body and the magnesium helps with the pain. I use the magnesium oil at home and rub it on my legs and arms, helps with the RLS at night as well.
My Dr. suggested I buy a roller bag so I won't have to carry anything heavy on my shoulders. Pain was constant and interfering with my work. Was coming home from work feeling fatigued and exhausted. I'm using it daily. Feeling less pain and discomfort in my back and shoulders. Joined a gym. Thank God my Dr. finally gave me a medical clearance. The trainer taught me exercises to help relieve pain and tension from fibromyalgia. For the first time in years I woke up without pain on Monday. I felt like Wonder Woman. Excercising will also help me loose some of the weight I've gain due to the Lyrica. Feeling truly blessed.