Living well with Fibromyalgia is difficult enough without throwing the craziness of spring into the mix. But here we are. It’s the second quarter of 2019 and spring has, in all its glory, sprung. This time last year I was clueless about my illness. I had no idea how it was affecting me on a daily basis and I certainly had no idea that it would change my life so drastically. You can follow more about my Fibro Story on my personal Facebook Page HERE.
Tips to Living Well During Spring with Fibromyalgia
watch the weather like a hawk
I don’t mean watch the weather in your area either! I would imagine as a Spoonie, you do that every day as it is. I mean stalk the weather everywhere See what it’s dong in every direction around you. Why? Because eventually their weather is going to become your weather and if you can stay on top of it while it’s still there, you can be prepared for it should it come here.
invest in quality products
I am not telling you that you need to go out and spend big money on these products. What I am saying is that you should buy products of a decent quality because you do not want them breaking down or going out of commission when you need them the most. Springtime is the time of year when I most use my machines. Right now I have a super awesome heating pad, a Tens Unit and a wrap-around neck massager to go along with my various warming bean nags, ice packs and such that I keep nearby.
I actually just finished up an inventory on all of the things I keep in my tool box and discovered that the pads for my Ten Unit are falling apart. I was able to order replacement pads via Amazon pretty easily, but I made sure to order from the places with the best reviews. This just saves me time. I have ordered pads in bulk from who-knows-where and had them fall apart within a few uses. Quality is your friend!
Steal my Tens Unit HERE
put together a toolbox
I talk pretty in depth about that in this post:
I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure that you have a toolbox stocked and ready for flares at all times. On days when I struggle to even move, I can always at least direct my 7 year old buttercup to my tools and she is able to easily assist. Bonus/; she thinks she is playing doctor so we have actual interaction together an engage in pretend play!
If you are anything like me, those allergies can rise up and cause a sneezing or coughing fit to rival an age old smoker. Not only is it unattractive to have such fits, but they can also physically hurt. The strain of my body tightening with sneezes or rocking from a hacking cough is often enough to bruise the muscles on my ribs creating difficulty moving.
By keeping my allergies at bay I am cutting out the risk factor of these attacks, thus ensuring my body ache a lot less often.
more great content!
S P O O N I E
- Apr 5, 2019 Living Well: Spring & Fibromyalgia
- Mar 8, 2019 Never Say These Three Things to Someone with an Invisible Illness
- Jan 22, 2019 The Day After A Flare - 5 Tools for Combating A Massive Fibro Flare
- Jan 3, 2019 Fresh Color For A Fresh New Year
- Apr 26, 2018 Updating My Morning Routine
- Apr 24, 2018 Portion Control (My Journey Begins)
- Apr 12, 2018 What is WorkoutLabs (and why i love it)
- Apr 3, 2018 Clean Eating (sort of)
P A R E N T I N G
- Apr 2, 2019 When I Fully Embraced "Mom Life"
- Jan 1, 2019 Elle Ay Esse: Best of 2018
- Nov 15, 2018 I'm Back From My Blogging Vacation!
- Apr 17, 2018 What is GetEpic?
- Apr 5, 2018 Raising a Child of Faith
- Mar 26, 2018 4 Fun Facts on Being Jewish
- Mar 8, 2018 Organizing My Girl Scout Troop
- Mar 6, 2018 Our Top 5 Favorite Family Movies
- Mar 2, 2018 Becoming an Involved Mom
P L A N N I N G
- Feb 13, 2019 My Favorite Planning Supplies
- Jan 19, 2019 How I Use My JAKAGO Business Padfolio as A Planner Folio
- Mar 26, 2018 April in my Plum Paper Planner
- Mar 13, 2018 Planning for a New Quarter (April, May & June)
- Mar 8, 2018 Organizing My Girl Scout Troop
- The Adulting Author
know your body
This might me the most crucial tip on my list. You absolutely MUST know your own body in order for any of this to be useful.
In reality, if a flare is going to happen, it’s going to happen. You cannot always prepare for its arrival. However, by knowing what triggers your flares and knowing what works to ease them you can take your wellness plan a step further.
Living Well with Fibromyalgia is no fun.
With spring sprung, hopefully some of these tips will see you through until the end of the season!