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Is it Fibromyalgia?

[twocol_one]Fibromyalgia is a common and complex disorder that is best managed through an individualized treatment plan. Consider the following tips to help you and your physician discuss your symptoms and create a flexible treatment plan that meets your needs.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]

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Understand your symptoms:

  • Identify if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • Widespread pain
    • Fatigue
    • Not waking refreshed
    • Cognitive symptoms, such as difficulty concentrating or thinking
  • Record your symptoms (use the 60 Day Action Plan to help keep track):
    • Describe what you’re feeling.
    • Rate the severity of your symptoms.
    • Note how frequently your symptoms occur.
    • Record what you’re doing when the symptoms begin.

Analyze your lifestyle:

  • Keep track of the medications/therapies you regularly use.
  • Document your current exercise routine.
  • Note how your symptoms impact your daily life.
  • Talk to other people about your symptoms and concerns, including family members who can discuss your family health history.
  • Conduct research to learn more about fibromyalgia and the different treatment options available.

 

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