How to Cope with Morning Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia pain is no laughing matter, and for many people that pain can fluctuate based on things like; the season, the humidity, and the time of the day. Coping with morning symptoms can be a challenge and for many people it is the most difficult time of the day. One of the many symptoms of fibromyalgia is a swelling or “puffy feeling” in the body which makes getting a good nights sleep nearly impossible.

The lack of good sleep caused by fibromyalgia can act as a double edged sword. Your body needs the rest badly, yet the pain makes it difficult for you to get quality sleep. Many people with fibromyalgia say that they get out of bed slowly and stretch before trying to get out of bed. Things like going down stairs can be painful after being inactive through the night. If you experience severe foot pain in the morning, you can roll your feet on a tennis ball before putting pressure on your feet.

For some people, a hot bath or shower is a great start to the day. The warm water temperature can loosen those stiff and tight muscles. You can also take a warm bath before going to bed, to be as relaxed as possible before you go to sleep.

The Impact of Weather on Fibromyalgia

Though it is difficult to explain, many people experience more severe fibromyalgia pain during extreme weather conditions. Very hot and humid weather or extremely cold weather can amplify the amount of aches and pains that you feel.

Additional Tips for Coping with Morning Fibromyalgia

Avoid Drinking Water Before Bed – It is important that you try to get a good night sleep. Having to go to the bathroom is an unnecessary interruption, if you can avoid it of course.

All Natural Pain Relief – Many pain killers and prescription sleep aids have harsh side effects. There are natural alternatives that work just as well and won’t take a toll on your liver. You can learn more about our natural pain relief products by clicking on the links below.

Heal-N-Soothe – All Natural Anti-Inflammatory formula comprised of the strongest natural pain relievers
Rub on Relief – Natural pain cream – Considered one of the most effective topical pain creams

Heating Pads – Far-infared heating pads can help you stay lose and provide penetrating heat to the achy areas.

Mattresses – Your mattress matters. If you are sleeping on an old or inexpensive mattress, you may want to reconsider. Although a quality mattress can be expensive, it can make a huge difference in the amount of pain you feel in the morning.

You can learn more about how to get relief from chronic pains by visiting the treatments section of our website.

Filed Under: Fibromyalgia
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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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