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Fibromyalgia and Sex

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Is Stress Linked to Sexual Problems and Fibromyalgia?

Stress may trigger fibromyalgia symptoms. Yet managing stress may help control your symptoms and balance your daily life, which can boost your libido. Stress management may include a combination of exercises, relaxation techniques (deep breathing or meditation exercises), a good sleep routine, and proper nutrition.

Exercise releases endorphins, which are the body's natural stress-fighting hormones, so any type of physical exercise is a good stress-control measure. Relaxation therapies such as deep abdominal breathing, visualization or guided imagery, and meditation are also helpful in managing stress.

What Else May Help my Sex Life With Fibromyalgia?

If you have fibromyalgia, talk to your doctor and see if medications can boost libido and/or sexual performance. Improving your overall health by treating any other medical problems may also help.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on April 04, 2014
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