The pain you feel in your body is in all parts of your body. It’s not limited to just one limb or region. Your symptoms may at times be mild, and at other times may be continuous and severely disrupt your life.
The “cognitive symptoms” can be especially daunting. This “fibro fog” makes it hard to pay attention, focus on things and your surroundings, and remember things. Often, people with fibromyalgia syndrome are easily overwhelmed by sensory stimuli.
Fibromyalgia affects every part of your life. Therefore, effective treatment must also involve many different parts of your life and who you are.
- Psychotherapy can help you learn how to manage your symptoms and communicate your needs to those around you. Your pain, distress, and impairment are real; they are not “just in your head”. These life disturbing problems have very real consequences in your life. Talking with a mental health professional can help you take care of yourself, feel supported, and navigate your new life.
- Chiropractic can help reduce pain, improve flexibility, and improve sleep.
- Acupuncture can help manage your pain and other symptoms.
- Naturopathic medicine may help you to identify and correct deficits in your lifestyle and diet so that you can live more fully.
- Massage therapy can help reduce pain, soreness, and stiffness.
People with fibromyalgia often have other medical or psychiatric diagnosis as well. Having a wellness team who is there to support you and listen to you and believe you makes all the difference. If you have fibromyalgia syndrome and are feeling overwhelmed or at a loss, please contact us to see how we may be able to help.