Tips to Deal with Fibromyalgia Fatigue

Chronic muscle pain and tenderness of fibromyalgia can result in fibromyalgia fatigue.  Here are a few tips to help you cope.

Be kind to yourself and know your limits.  Don’t attempt to do too much at one time whether it is housework, exercise or socializing.  Don’t beat yourself up if you are having a bad day.  Ask for help from others for difficult tasks.  If no help is available, postpone the job until you can arrange for help.  In some cases you should learn to relax your standards a little.  Remember the cost to you if you overdo:  pain and fibromyalgia fatigue.



Herbal Tonic for Fibromyalgia Fatigue

A combination of green tea and Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng) can revive you when your energy begins to fail.  The many medical benefits of green tea and ginseng are not limited to revitalizing your energy.  Drink this tea two or three times per day when fibromyalgia fatigue is strongest, but avoid drinking it close to bedtime as it may keep you awake.



Anxiety and Insomnia

Anxiety and Insomnia may contribute to the burden of fibromyalgia fatigue.  Establish a calming bedtime routine and go to bed at the same time every night.  Make your sleeping area cool and dark to promote restful sleep.  Avoid reading or watching television before bed and refuse to have a television in your bedroom.

Part of a restful bedtime routine can be a soothing and sleep inducing cup of chamomile tea.  Aromatherapy candles with lavender and rose oils can establish a mood conducive to rest.  Use bath oils, bath salts or shower gels with lavender, chamomile and rose oils at bedtime.  Don’t forget the importance of comfortable night clothes and bed linens made of natural materials like cotton.  Replace tired pillows and sagging mattresses for better sleep.

If you toss and turn for more than 30 minutes after retiring you may become too anxious to sleep.  Get out of bed and have a warm glass of milk or some chamomile tea.  Avoid any television or reading that may be too stimulating.  Find a meditation or relaxation tape or DVD which suits you.  Ambient sound tapes can also be used to relax you and promote rest.

Fibromyalgia fatigue can be relieved with these tips and you can add others to your repertoire.


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

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