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10 Tips to work when you have Fibromyalgia

Working with Fibromyalgia
Take a break!

Only a Fibromyalgia patient can truly understand the kind of pain you go through when you decide to continue working full time / part time. However, there are ways to feel better and manage your work schedule.

Here are some tips (which I follow) to reduce the pain:
  1. Get up from your chair and walk around / stand for a while (5-10 mins) after every hour. Yes, you might feel a bit embarrassed to take regular breaks at the beginning. But simply stepping out for one round would do you only good and you will be able to work better when you return to your desk.
  2. Stretch at intervals.
  3. Ensure your chair and computer are at the right level. Maintain correct and comfortable posture.
  4. Try to get sufficient sleep at night.
  5. Don't over-exert yourself on weekends.
  6. Shopping is a real stress-buster (works for me).
  7. Do follow the exercise regime suggested by your doctor religiously.
  8. Stay in touch with friends -  the more you feel better at mind, the lesser pain you feel.
  9. Eat well.
  10. Don't indulge in activities that you think might worsen your condition. If you think you can't lift heavy stuff, don't do it.
Take good care of yourself


  1. good one annu..thanks for these they are essential in routine for everyone.