Learning to deal with the symptoms of fibromyalgia and to reduce their impact is a journey of discovery. It is a journey which is unique for each individual.
There is a saying ” If you are not getting the results you want, change what you are doing.”
Plan your approach to management
It is important in the beginning to work closely with a health adviser. Together it is possible to explore the symptoms, interpret their significance correctly and search for the most suitable management approaches.
There is a range of specific medical and lifestyle treatment tools that are effective and the combination that will work best will be unique to each individual.
A trusted health practitioner can help make this journey of discovery simpler.
Put your plan into action
Once a management plan is in place the next step is to trial and test the plan. This trial also includes having a realistic eye on the outcome and a strategy for evaluation.
Keeping a record for yourself and you health practitioners as to the effectiveness of each aspect of the treatment plan is essential. Knowing what does not work is as beneficial as knowing what does.
For each symptom ask yourself and record
- What aggravates or makes this symptom worse?
- Does the symptom change over the day or the month?
- What gives relief?
It is with this knowledge that specific treatment plans can the be modified as required.
“Discipline is freedom”
Having the discipline to adhere to a treatment plan is an essential component for improving the quality of life with any chronic condition.
A successful outcome always requires patience and persistence. “If you are not getting the results you want, change what you are doing.”