Sail Through Winter Without Fibromyalgia Pain

Try These 8 Doctor-Recommended Strategies

 
When temperatures drop and stress levels rise, many women with fibromyalgia experience painful “flares.” Luckily, a few key strategies can help you sail through winter with greater ease… Winter weather means more than icy roads and temperatures for people with fibromyalgia.

Many women who live with the chronic, widespread pain of fibromyalgia get winter “flares.”

“I experience more muscle pain when it’s cold and damp,” says Lana Barhum, a Cleveland, Ohio, resident who’s endured fibromyalgia for 8 years.

Five million Americans — 80% to 90% of them women — have fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), a complex collection of symptoms that can include muscle, tendon and ligament pain, fatigue, multiple tender points and depression, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.

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