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Issue #268: There is No One-Size-Fits-All Pain Management Solution & Tips from 15 Fibromyalgia Bloggers on Their Best Coping Strategies

Issue 268: There is No One-Size-Fits-All Pain Management Solution & Tips from 15 Fibromyalgia Bloggers on Their Best Coping Strategies

Friday, 04 June 2021. Issue #268.

In This Issue:

  1. Mayv is a holistic pain management resource that trusts that patients know their bodies best, and are here to provide guidance and the tools for individualised pain management.
  2. Those who live with chronic illness and chronic pain know that there is no one-size-fits-all pain management solution, and treatment protocols vary for every person.
  3. If you don’t live with a chronic illness or disability yourself, then what do you really know about a person’s physical limitations? Yet society lumps all of them together.
  4. You could be trying to bring aesthetic harmony to an art piece, or to a friendship, relationship or with yourself; come join us in the June chronic illness writing prompts and support group.
  5. Seeing an occupational therapist was one of the best things for Claire who lives with fibromyalgia, migraines, POTS and more, as she explained and helped her to manage pacing in a manner that was helpful.
  6. The power of allowing yourself to rest fully by napping and restoring your energy, so that you can still do more later in the day as your pain levels may be lowered, too.
  7. Tips from 15 fibromyalgia bloggers on how to cope day to day; one tip being it’s okay to cancel something or can’t do something, and that you don’t have to feel guilty about just needing to breathe and survive the day.
  8. Raynaud’s Syndrome is a condition that affects your circulation and when you’re cold, stressed or anxious, your fingers and toes change colour. It can also affect other body parts.
  9. New studies show that COVID19 infections are rare in fibromyalgia patients, as their immune systems are deficient in two particular cytokines – IL-6 and IL-8 – which just happens to be the same ones that rage out of control during severe COVID19 infections.
  10. The need to pace carefully as a spoonie, but it feels good to get your hands dirty in the garden for a bit.

*Note: This article is meant for educational purposes, and is based on each person’s individual experiences and circumstances. It is not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your own doctor before changing or adding new treatment protocols.

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