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Fibromyalgia Is The Least Of My Worries

Words I never thought I would hear myself say…

…that at this moment in time, Fibromyalgia is the least of my worries – yep, you heard it right.

This post is well and truly from the heart. The tears fall as I type. I am not sure if you can relate or even if it is in the spirit of Fibro Fantastic but hey, it’s my blog and my little space on the worldwide web to share my story.

Fibromyalgia has been my constant companion since 1989. I didn’t ask for it to join me on my life’s journey but after all of these years, I like to think that we have an understanding. We have rules to play by, me and my Fibro.

For my part, I treat it with respect and keep it in check most of the time. It on the other hand, reminds me every so often how disruptive it can be to my existence. How it can stop me in my tracks and lay me low until such time as I take notice. It teaches me to take care of my body. To rest, to nourish myself with good food and to keep my stress levels in check. When I forget the rules, it makes me pay with the understanding that with self care, I can ultimately get back on track.

At the end of July 2016, I was involved in a car accident and sustained injuries to my neck and back.

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Can Yoga Really Help You Manage Your Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain?

The short answer is yes it can.

When I first got my diagnosis, I remember my doctor being full of advice. So, you know how it goes – “take this pill, pace yourself and exercise”. I remember thinking EXERCISE???? Really??? I had trouble getting out of bed in the morning.  My muscles ached so bad and he wanted me to exercise!!

Over the years I tried swimming. Worked out at the gym. I walked, even jogged and all of it proved counter productive. I was left feeling frustrated, fatigued, in more pain and concluded exercise was never going to be for me. Right?

Then I discovered Yoga.

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