Those with Fibromyalgia have problems processing pain correctly. Usually pain is something that alerts you there is something wrong, and once treated, starts to subside. With Fibomyalgia, the pain instead intensifies and spreads. Preventing the spread of pain is part learning to prevent the behavior that creates pain for you, and part making sure to take medication as a preventitive measure, and not a reaction to pain.
I don't want the title to mislead you. There's no foolproof way to prevent all pain when you have fibromyalgia. But understanding how the FM pain cycle works can enable you to lessen the pain much of the time and even prevent some pain altogether. The first thing we need to understand is that people with fibromyalgia have a…