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What are tips to make living with fibromyalgia easier?

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  • Try to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Take time to relax every day.
  • Massage therapy may relax your muscles, lower your heart rate, and ease stress.
  • A support group can help you learn more about your condition and connect with other people who are going through the same thing.
  • If you feel sad or anxious, a counselor or therapist may help you deal with those emotions.

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: “Fibromyalgia.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia.”

The Arthritis Foundation: “Fibromyalgia Treatment.”

National Fibromyalgia Association: “Treatment.”

FDA: “Living with Fibromyalgia.”

The Mayo Clinic: “Fibromyalgia.”

CDC: “Fibromyalgia Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 23, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: “Fibromyalgia.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia.”

The Arthritis Foundation: “Fibromyalgia Treatment.”

National Fibromyalgia Association: “Treatment.”

FDA: “Living with Fibromyalgia.”

The Mayo Clinic: “Fibromyalgia.”

CDC: “Fibromyalgia Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 23, 2017

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