More about Fibromyalgia Flare ups! & How to prevent them happening!
What is a fibromyalgia flare-up?
Some people with fibromyalgia may experience certain symptoms on a regular basis. However, the pain associated with fibromyalgia tends to fluctuate and worsen. When symptoms temporarily increase in number or intensity, it is called a flare or flare-up.
Flare-ups can happen without warning and are mostly likely to occur if a person with fibromyalgia is stressed or under a lot of pressure. A flare can last anywhere from a few days to weeks at a time.
Potential flare-up triggers
Certain factors may trigger a fibromyalgia flare-up, such as changes in:
- Physical or psychological stress
- Temperature or weather
Stressful events, surgery, or accidents can make fibromyalgia symptoms worse. Flare-ups can also be caused by a lack of sleep or doing too much or too little exercise.
Tips for avoiding fibromyalgia flare-ups
Although some triggers for fibromyalgia are beyond a person's control, others can be managed and flare-ups prevented. It is often easier to prevent a flare than treat one.
Below are several lifestyle changes and tips that may help relieve symptoms and make fibromyalgia easier to live with day to day.By Kirstie Louise Whitehand!