Since the severity of the condition varies from person to person and day to day, the treatment plan focuses on the determination of the underlying causes and an effective regimen to alleviate the symptoms to attain and meet the lifestyle goals of the patient. It must be an individualized plan. There is no simple answer and management of this condition requires a multi-therapeutic approach.
The patient must be focused, determined and dedicated to taking control to increase their functionality.
While there is no specific cure for fibromyalgia, symptoms of this syndrome can be treated and controlled. If you have fibromyalgia, taking an active role in your treatment is very important to managing your condition.
Treatment may be different for each individual. It can include:
- Regular exercise to help with muscle aches and stiffness.
- Changes in your routine, schedule, and surroundings to improve your sleep habits and reduce stress.
- Taking medications to help you sleep better and to relieve pain.
- Getting counseling to help you manage chronic pain and find better ways to handle stress.