How to Live with Fibromyalgia

Tips for Dallas Patients Suffering from Fibromyalgia

  • Focus on what you need to do to get better, not on what caused your illness.
  • Look forward, not backward.
  • Search for treatments, not cures.
  • Explain your health problems; don’t just complain about them.
  • Get involved in an exercise program and cognitive behavior therapy as recommended by your doctor.
  • Don’t assume that Dr. Johnson thinks you are lazy or crazy just because he recommends exercise or cognitive behavior therapy.
  • When trying any therapies, rate your symptoms in collaboration with Dr. Johnson.
  • If you feel worse, don’t assume it’s because your treatment has stopped working. Fibromyalgia symptoms wax and wane.
  • Identify stressors or changes in behavior that may have contributed to worsening your symptoms.
  • When a treatment improves your symptoms, you must correspondingly increase your activities.
  • Think very carefully before filing disability claims or starting litigation.
  • It can be destructive to view yourself as “disabled”.
  • Most people who receive effective treatments can obtain benefit and lead normal lives.
  • There is hope!

To find out how we can help you cope with fibromyalgia, contact Johnson Medical Associates today by calling 972-479-0400.