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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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Lady Gaga “comes out” as a Fibro Fighter

Have you noticed the media frenzy this past week? Fibromyalgia is trendy!!

Lady Gaga declared on her Twitter feed that she too, battles with Fibromyalgia.

As she opened up about her chronic pain, her cancelled tour dates and stay in hospital; social media went into meltdown.

Love her or hate her, Lady Gaga’s announcement has definitely divided opinions.

I have never been a huge visitor to Fibromyalgia support forums. However, it has been “eye opening to say the least to see how opinions have been divided.

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