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Fibro, Spoons, Exercise, Massage questions

Oct 15, 2014 9:01 AM

For those that have fibromyalgia, a couple of questions:
1. Regarding the spoon theory, if you do not use all your "spoons" one day can you use them the next day or does that cause you to do too much and then get worse? I guess I ask because on my down days of no work, or anything to do, I try to rest. But that means I want extra ability to do more thr next day or the next...! But I am wondering if that is causing me to be worse?
2. Do you do any kind of exercise and what works for you? I try to regularly stretch, and I walk at times, but do not have a routine. I would like to swim or try yoga... anyone have any luck with these? does it help your symptoms?
3. Massage- I try to get one every three weeks and pay myself, of course because healthcare sucks! my therapist is awesome. but I find that the results don,t last unless I go weekly. Unfortunetly that is wayyyyy expensive. For those that have tried or get massages, how often do you go? What type is the most helpful?

Oct 15, 2014 6:05 PM

I do water aerobics and if I don't I get stiff and more pain. helps me relax too. I sleep a lot. I did get a massage and chiropractic once a week and that helped a lot but can't find that combo where I live now. I wake each morning assess my spoons use them wisely. I never know how may spoons, or if someone will steal one. hopes this helps.

Oct 15, 2014 7:11 PM

my doctor just brought up Fibromyalgia today (although it's been on my mind for a long time). I remember reading about the spoons quite a while ago but can't remember where. do you have any good links about it?

Oct 16, 2014 4:40 AM

thank you!

Oct 17, 2014 3:13 PM

I learned not to "compensate" the bad days with more work on the good days. that really did not help me, and the pain got worse. but it is still difficult to practice every day...☺️. and yes, exercising is important for me in controlling the pain, I mostly take my bike, or go for a walk. and I go to fitness.

Oct 17, 2014 3:24 PM

Thank you so much for the spoon theory.i I am going to use this from now on!

Oct 17, 2014 3:24 PM

Thank you so much for the spoon theory.i I am going to use this from now on!

Oct 18, 2014 3:16 PM

does anyone do yoga and have luck?

Oct 18, 2014 4:06 PM

I used to do restorative yoga until I fell asleep (and I mean REALLY asleep) in the middle of class. I can now no longer do it because of extreme foot pain. I find Physical Therapy with a very personalized plan tailored to my condition works best for me.

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