Ten Ways to Reduce Fibromyalgia Holiday Flares

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I love the Christmas season and all that goes with it! The celebration of the family being together as well as the smell of baked goods, cooler months, holiday lights, and various festivities. The warmth the season brings is what I love the most; however, crazy to say, the holidays also trigger the most flares for me and others living with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Here are ten ways to reduce fibromyalgia holiday flares.

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Holidays are STRESSFUL

The holidays are supposed to be a time of merriment and cheer as friends and family gather together to celebrate the year. Still riding the high from Thanksgiving thankfulness, we bubble with excitement in the anticipation of the twinkling lights, gift exchanges, and distant travels near and far to be with family. We ring in the new year with hopes of new adventures, unforgettable memories, and everlasting joy.

It all sounds so magical, doesn’t it? It is. To a degree. However, for many of us, the holidays are also SUPER STRESSFUL. With all the family coming and going, holiday events, and constant demands, people living with fibromyalgia and/or chronic pain have an underlying dread as this time of year approaches. Especially when you had a mother-in-law visiting – read about that mess in The Fibromyalgia Magazine article I wrote What NOT to Do When Family Visits for the Holidays.

Fibromyalgia Holiday Flares

There are so many triggers for fibromyalgia holiday flares, but there are ways to reducing these flares and lowering the stress levels in order to enjoy the holidays. My article with these tips can be found over at Mom’s Small Victories (click here).

Brandi

Hi, I’m Brandi, the writer and creator of Being Fibro Mom and My Fibro Journal. Aside from my work on Being Fibro Mom, I run a group called Fibro Parenting on Facebook. I've been writing for the Fibromyalgia Magazine since 2016 and recently became the Secretary and Fibro & Families program director for International Support Fibromyalgia Network. Facebook-+-Twitter-+-Instagram

3 thoughts on “Ten Ways to Reduce Fibromyalgia Holiday Flares

  • January 2, 2015 at 1:09 am
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    A lot of people believe that the most upsetting symptom of fibromyalgia is terrible constant ache and pain; however, there are some other symptoms that would make this condition even worse, especially when it comes to more psychological symptoms. This being said, people who experience fibro fog or fibro cloud might find it mentally debilitating.

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