Newly Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Now What?
Fibromyalgia is a complicated illness with symptoms of fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances, and cognitive function decline which can ebb and flow with daily stressors. Fibromyalgia is often found to coexist with a large number of other diseases called overlapping conditions. This combination of overlapping disorders, and variable symptoms has lead many patients experiencing long delays in receiving the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
Now that you have been newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may not know what to do. How do you proceed through the approved treatments, medications and alternative therapies? Be prepared, as this will be a period of trial and error. Finding the combination of treatments which work best for you takes time. We recommend a holistic approach that encompasses diet, movement, supplements, and medications.
The National Fibromyalgia Association teamed up with The Mighty to ask our fibromyalgia Facebook communities to share advice to those newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia and this is our collective wisdom. Click here to read the full article.
Although these responses are based on individuals’ experiences and should not be taken as medical advice, we hope this will provide you with a piece of hope to carry with you on your wellness journey. Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there is hope that you will get better.