Heat from hot water bottle, hot bath or shower, hot pad, or wheat pillow that can be heated in the microwave helps relax muscles thereby relieving pain and stiffness. For stiff aching hands fill a washbasin with warm water, apply a little bit of olive oil, and massage underwater.
See if your doctor can order physical therapy. Numerous studies have pointed to doctor prescribed PT for fibromyalgia. Patients note 50% less flare-ups when relieving manipulative therapy. Or, ask partner or friend to help ease these sore muscles and lift our spirits.
Know your Triggers
Once you've got them labeled do what you can at all cost to eliminate them. If stress is to blame, step back. Come to terms that you have an illness and there is nothing wrong with bowing out. If you can't remove yourself, then at least take a break from time to time and pace yourself.
Get More Sleep
Make sure that you incorporate a rest period each day. Just you, lying there with some favorite reads or a good movie. Try getting to bed earlier or sleeping in later on the weekends.
Adjust Your Exercise
If you think you might have overdone it lately, ease up. Exercise helps many fibromyalgia suffers. In fact, most doctors routinely prescribe light activity to ease the pains of fibromyalgia. If you have difficulty doing simple tasks try incorporating some light yoga to stretch muscles.
Keep Your Mind off the Pain
They say out of site out of mind can ease the firing of pain signals. Try doing relaxing activities you enjoy. Get out your phone, play that game you enjoy. Focus on reading more- you can read more than one book at a time! Grab some titles that interest you and take you away. Try arts and craft activities or take up writing like me!