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Self-Help & Coping

Coping Advice for Fibromyalgia

Coping with fibromyalgia is particularly difficult because the symptoms are invisible and chronic. A person can’t simply “get over” fibromyalgia with the passage of time or wishful thinking. You need a variety of solution-oriented approaches to handling awkward and sensitive situations brought on by your chronic illness. Below are a few helpful articles.

Believe in Yourself
How do you steer clear of self-doubt and destructive thoughts when so many people around you think you are sandbagging it? Read more.

Reducing Feelings of Resentment
How can you minimize the impact your disease has on your partnership or marriage so that feelings of resentment don’t destroy your relationship? Read more.

Create a New Social Life
Everyone needs a social life, but now that you have fibromyalgia, you may need to scale it back or rethink the time-consuming activities you used to do. Read more.

Keeping a Positive Outlook
An optimistic person might say that there’s a silver lining to everything in life, but how do you remain positive when you hurt all the time? Read more.

Family Involvement
Everyone in your family is affected by your chronic illness. Some may try to deny the severity of your fibromyalgia symptoms, while others may worry too much. Either way, you need their support, so how do you go about asking for it? Read more.