Fibromyalgia can be a debilitating pain condition, but if you choose to look at everything from the bright side, then you may choose to look at chronic health troubles as a learning experience. Here are 3 things that fibromyalgia may be able to teach you.
#1 Don’t Feel Guilty About Saying No
Some of us have been raised to try and avoid saying no to anything. If friends or family members need help, you’re always the one who is there. When the boss asks for overtime, you can’t help yourself, even if you don’t really need to the money. To someone who has trouble saying no, life can become overwhelming.
When you have fibromyalgia, you have to say no sometimes, even to things you’d like to do. Learning to say no without feeling that immediate pang of guilt is an important part of dealing with a chronic pain condition.
#2 How to Tell Real Friends from Fakes
When you’re not always available to provide help or even just hang out, you find out who is genuinely your friend and who just liked what you could do for him or her. Fibromyalgia actually worsens when a person has to deal with people who say insensitive things like, “It’s all in your head,” or, “Just get over it.” So look at fibromyalgia as an opportunity find out which friends are going to be there for you when the chips are down. You don’t need fake friends anyway.
#3 Not Every Doctor Understands Fibromyalgia
Years of school doesn’t make a doctor an expert on everything. A doctor who is skeptical about fibromyalgia being a real health condition isn’t someone you need to waste your time on. I’m sure he or she is probably fine when a patient has a sinus infection or strep throat, but you need someone who will listen to your symptoms and take your needs seriously.
Upper Cervical Chiropractors and Fibromyalgia
Upper cervical chiropractors take fibromyalgia seriously. In fact, we try to provide real help by repairing central nervous system problems caused by C1 and C2 misalignments. If that isn’t your problem, the examination will reveal it, and we can make suggestions of another course of action. But if your atlas and axis are out of alignment, a precise and gentle adjustment may help set you on the road to improved quality of life.