Life with fibromyalgia can be tough. It can be downright debilitating at times. On day 13 of a very wicked fibro flare I finally started feeling human again. Not quite 100% mind you, but it appears I am finally on the downside of this one.
“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” ~ Stephanie Bennett-HenryTweet
I find as I get older – and take better care of myself – my flares are fewer and far between, but seem to last longer when they do occur. I don’t know if that’s because I am less resilient as I age or if it’s because I don’t slow down, press pause, and take breaks as often as my body tells me I should.
The last several days I have been practicing what I preach (read: How to Be Resilient with Fibromyalgia) to get over this flare. More rest and sleep, lots of water and anti-inflammatory foods, Netflix, painting, and self-care.
While I may be tough, I am not unbreakable. We can all reach our breaking point with enough stressors placed upon us, which is usually what lands me in flare mode. This is why the four pillars of health (Sleep, Nutrition, Stress Management, and Exercise) are so crucial in developing your body’s resiliency and ability to fight off fibro flares, colds or other illnesses. I have written several posts in the past touting the benefits of eating right to fight fibro and I whole-heartedly believe my lifestyle changes allow me to stay off daily medication and cope with my pain naturally – most of the time.
Tougher Than You Think
Yes, life with fibromyalgia is tough. Heck life in general is tough. With all going on in the world today, whatever you have ahead of you this week, just remember, you are tougher and braver than you think. You got this!
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P. S. As much as I hate selfies – trust me, hate them – I was feeling well enough yesterday to document it…