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10 Tips for Recovering From a Fibromyalgia Flare-Up

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Fibromyalgia definition with syringe, vial, and pill.
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Trying to get that extra rest.
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Get as much extra sleep as possible


Man having trouble sleeping.
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Ask your doctor to prescribe a sleep aid


Stressful words concept, stress spelled out in letter blocks.
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Just say no to stressful commitments


Young lady meditating to keep Zen.
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If you can’t escape the stressor or commitment, try to keep a “zen” mindset


Woman caving to carb cravings.
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Manage your carb cravings and focus on clean eating


Documenting flare-up.
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Document what you suspect triggered the flare-up


Woman icing her neck with ice pack.
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Make time for self-care


Walking the dogs a good way to exercise without overdoing it.
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Exercise, but don't overdo it


Support from friend, hugging at cafe.
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Talk to someone you trust


Resilience spelled out in scrabble letters.
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Remind yourself that flare-ups don’t last forever


Ginger Vieira

Ginger Vieira

@GingerVieira

Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014. She is the author of Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, Emotional Eating with Diabetes, and Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger contributes regularly for Diabetes Strong, Healthline, HealthCentral, DiabetesDaily, EverydayHealth, and her YouTube channel. Her background includes a B.S. in professional writing, certifications in cognitive coaching, Ashtanga yoga, and personal training, with several records in drug-free powerlifting. She lives in Vermont with her husband, their two daughters, and their dog, Pedro.