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Fibromyalgia Symptoms Checklist-The Fibro Hope Messenger #008
June 22, 2005
Dedicated to helping you recover from Fibromyalgia
|Start||Month 1||Month 2||Month 3|
|loss of hair||______||______||______||______|
|low energy, am||______||______||______||______|
|fatigue upon waking||______||______||______||______|
|low energy, pm||______||______||______||______|
|trouble falling asleep||______||______||______||______|
|waking in the night||______||______||______||______|
|bumps, back of arms||______||______||______||______|
|weather makes worse||______||______||______||______|
|need caffeine am||______||______||______||______|
|need caffeine pm||______||______||______||______|
|use pain killers||______||______||______||______|
|head colds often||______||______||______||______|
|colds that linger||______||______||______||______|
|cold hands and feet||______||______||______||______|
I'd love feed-back on this form, so please let me know if I missed some important symptoms that may be common to everyone with fibromyalgia.
Some of the most genius, brilliant, productive people in history were very sick. Don't give up hope.
1) Truly want to get better (subconsciously, it may be easier or somehow beneficial to be sick)
2) Believe you will get better (do you think there's supposedly no cure?)
3) Try to get better (through lifestyle changes, etc.),
you will get better. It's not going to happen by magic. It's not going to happen overnight.
Start by making the decisions that will make a difference. And, believe me, I know how impossible it can be to think clearly enough to make even one decision. Here's a no-brainer:
Use the Symptoms Checklist above to track your progress and take charge of your health. I'm here to help you, but the end-results will be up to you.
Focus on your breathing. Do you find yourself holding your breath? Get more oxygen in your body. It is necessary for life. Right?
You don't need fancy supplements to do this (some of them may even be harmful). Severely sick people may benefit from a hyperbaric chamber, but most of us just forget to breathe deeply.
Babies breathe from the stomach. We adults have taken to breathing by lifting the chest, so we can hold our stomach in. Sound familiar?
Take a deep breath, while you let your stomach expand. Exhale completely, while contracting your stomach muscles, to get the stale air out of the bottom of your lungs and more room for fresh air. Continue indefinitely. Your body will thank you!
Put yourself first! (I know it's hard, but necessary.)
That's all for now,
Professional Health Coach
Check out more about Fibromyalgia at www.FibromyalgiaHope.com
P.S. This newsletter was created with copyright in 2005, and edited to remove broken links and outdated contact information in 2017.
Health Disclaimer These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These statements and products are not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any diseases. The information here is not provided by medical professionals and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your physician before beginning any course of treatment.