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More about Fibromyalgia Flare ups! & How to prevent them happening!

What is a fibromyalgia flare-up? More about Fibromyalgia Flare ups! & How to prevent them happening!

Life stress or stressful events may trigger 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:

  • Diet
  • Hormones
  • Physical or psychological stress
  • Schedule
  • Sleep
  • Temperature or weather
  • Treatment

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!