Coping With Fibromyalgia
When faced with a chronic condition especially one that involves a lot of pain it is
inevitable that your emotions will run amok. Taking control of your emotional life involves learning emotional
It is not easy coping with a condition like fibromyalgia that involves chronic pain.
The condition can also leave the individual unable to sleep well, which causes more stress and can lead to not
being able to function well at home, school or at work.
The individual diagnosed with fibromyalgia needs to learn how to cope with the condition if they have any hope
at all of being able to function in society.
Coping with fibromyalgia may involve making lifestyle changes, and diet changes, learning how to relax and deal
To do this the individual will need to educate themselves about the condition, follow the treatment plan as
outlined by the doctor treating them and also to find support groups in the community that they live and also
support groups online.
Support is very important to being able to cope with the condition.
The individual will need to be able to master emotional coping techniques, to learn to take advantage of
alternative therapies and to be willing to explore new medication options with the advice of their doctor.
When faced with a chronic condition especially one that involves a lot of pain it is inevitable that your
emotions will run amok.
Taking control of your emotional life involves learning emotional coping techniques. You will more than likely
go through the stages of grief when faced with a condition such as fibromyalgia.
You will grieve the relatively carefree life of "before the diagnosis".
You may feel anger, despair, and even depression over the prospect of what your life will be like now that you
have the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
The stages are just like those one goes through dealing with death.
You will go through a refusal or denial of the condition, anger or feeling like it is unfair that you have been
dealt these cards, and then you will decide that bargaining or promising that you will be a better human being if
only the condition will go away only to discover that the condition is here to stay and then the depression sets in
and you may decide to just give up, and eventually you will come to the place called acceptance.
Once you have navigated your way through the stages you will reach a place where you can start to come to terms
with your diagnosis.
Seeking the help of a professional counselor may help you to deal with the stages and face your emotions.
Sometimes medications can help to ease the discomfort and pain, as well as the depression that may encompass
Support groups are wonderful tools for being able to cope with your emotions.
Coping with fibromyalgia includes educating yourself about your condition so that you can be prepared for the
symptoms you may face and learn how to report these symptoms to your doctor so a treatment plan can be devised with
your input as the basis for implementing a treatment plan that will allow you to feel that you are in control of
Coping with fibromyalgia successfully is a combination of having a good doctor, following the treatment plan,
learning how to cope with your emotions and working through the stages that will end in acceptance of the condition
so that you can cope with it.