Strategies for coping with a Fibromyalgia diagnosis

Brilliant post Claire’sComfyCorner, great for sharing with support groups for #fibro #chronicillness #invisibleillness
Wishing you wellness 🙂

Claire's comfy corner

After your Fibromyalgia diagnosis, you may feel anxious, afraid or overwhelmed and wonder how you will cope. It is life changing – you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic health condition. There’s nothing fair about Fibromyalgia and no one deserves to feel that much pain every day.

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Fibromyalgia can change your sense of self, that is, how you think of your body, yourself, and your future. Grief is a normal response as you give up your old ideas of yourself and begin to develop ways to cope with the new, unwanted changes in your life.

Below is an outline of the stages of grief – can you identify with any of these feelings towards Fibromyalgia?
Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance

It’s normal to experience a range of emotions in the wake of a Fibromyalgia diagnosis. I sometimes feel that I’m on a roller coaster of emotions each day – frustration, anger…

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