Fibromyalgia Triggers to Avoid
Those of us dealing with fibro sometimes wonder if anyone truly understands us, and we are often put off by the topic of flare-ups because truth be told, each day has its own degree of obstacles and the notion of flare-ups is relative to the person dealing with them.
So how do we avoid the things that trigger flare-ups, or at the very least mitigate through them?
A crucial step to avoiding flare-ups or mitigating through them is to develop a basic understanding of what might cause them in the first place. With that knowledge, you might be able to avoid them or at the very least, minimize their intensity.
Below are some of the main culprits behind the onset of a fibro flare-up:
Oh the joy of a day when we feel almost normal with minimal pain and an adequate amount of energy and stamina! While we bask in the “blessing,” we can become like a child on Halloween night after trick-or-treating.
Just because you have a full bucket of candy does not mean it is a good idea to eat it all in one sitting! The same goes for those “up” days in our journey with fibromyalgia; trying to do it all on those days when we feel better is one of the surest ways to thrust ourselves into a full-blown flare-up the next day.
For many reasons, those dealing with fibromyalgia struggle with getting a good night’s sleep. Pain and imbalances in our system inhibit us from reaching that deep level of sleep, and insufficient serotonin results in a fitful night of unrest and fibromyalgia night sweats that can trigger a fibro flare-up