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Fibromyalgia Coping Tricks

Are you tired of being in pain? Perhaps an attitude adjustment would be enough to make those waves of pain to wane for an extended period. It’s true; it’s been proven time and time again that our moods directly affect our ability to cope with pain.

If, despite your efforts to be in a continually good mood, you find the pain will not subside, then you might consider these coping mechanisms:

‘It’s just one of those days

You say the words with a frown on your face and you know that, no matter how hard you try, you are stuck; ‘down in the dumps’. Unfortunately, there are always going to be ‘those days’ whether you are perfectly healthy or are a chronic pain sufferer. Realizing this is important, but it is also essential to remember that the sadness will not last forever; there is light at the end of the tunnel.

The Chronic Pain Bucket List

So, chronic pain isn’t going to claim your life, but there is still good reason to consider the many fun, exciting, or unusual activities that you would like to do during your lifetime. These goals can serve as the perfect distraction when the blues begin to set in. Though it will not erase the pain, it can help to keep your mind off of it.

What makes me special?

It’s an excellent question for anyone to ponder from time to time. For a chronic pain sufferer, it is easy to fall into the trap of defining his- or herself as such. Statements such as ‘I have fibromyalgia’ or ‘my back bothers me sometimes’ are fine, but often they are replaced by a mentality of ‘I am fibromyalgia’ or ‘I am back pain’. There is much more to who you are and reminding yourself of those good things is an excellent way to stay in a good mood, thereby improving pain levels.

Our pain specialists at Interventional Pain Associates in Austin not only treat fibromyalgia patients, they provide guidance and support for day to day pain management. Visit our website or call to schedule an appointment with us to find out how we can help you get the treatment you need for a better quality of life.

For more great tips for coping with fibromyalgia, continue reading here.