JediRaye, I pretty much go with the flow and ride it out. Do anything to stay relaxed because tension will make the pain worse. Try relaxation music/sounds & deep breathing, Epsom salt soaks, warm showers, & rest. If you have pain meds for break through pain them take it. Try and stay as comfortable as you can, without being totally still and getting stiff. Also watch shows that make you laugh, because laughter releases endorphins that counteract pain. Take it one step, one moment of activity (of need), one hour, one day at a time.
I'm allergic to most pain meds so my rx pain med is my break through med. On a daily basis I take Tylenol arthritis (have OA too). I also have muscle relaxers for the leg cramps & back spasms. And I use Voltaren gel for daily pain in my spine & joints. Try suggestions others may have, as we all differ. Hugs & prayers this will be a short life flare for you! 🙂💕🙏🌼
I've had a long flare cycle and have signed up for a Fibromyalgia Group at San Antonio Military Medical Center and am doing Physical therapy there also,it's twice a week for PT and I do what I can and push myself to go to the Fibromyalgia Group because I am learning new ways to cope and get an education on medications and tips.We don't talk about ourselves and our pain.I find that very useful not to make the Pain the center of the discussion The group is led by a Psychologist that specializes in Fibromyalgia. I do on ocassion take Flexeril,Ultra and take Duexis twice a day and it helps take the edge off.I have been having terrible hip pain so I use Lidocaine pat he's ,Volteran gel and Arnica Gel,also Tumeric capsules. Most importantly I try to keep a routine going,walking the dogs,swimming at Lifetime,and rememberin when I am tired to take a time out breath and tell myself I'm ok.