Anyone who’s experienced fibromyalgia knows fibro fog and how it feels. Alongside the general feeling of fatigue, the condition is generally associated with, fibro fog brings things such as disorientation, forgetfulness and an inability to concentrate.
But what can you do about these problems and how do you reduce those bad experiences? It might seem like a hopeless task but it doesn’t need to be. There are plenty of steps that you can take to improve the situation and we’re going to talk about those steps below.
Seek Out Nutritional Support
One of the things that can impact your tiredness and general fibro fog is your diet. With a more nutrition-packed diet, you’ll be more likely to feel energised sustainably throughout the day. It really does make a difference and the best way to start making this change is to visit a nutritionist who can help you.
Work on Your Sleeping Patterns and Routines
Getting better and more sustained sleep is one thing you can do to help beat the fibro fog. Of course, for many people, that’s something that’s easier said than done. But if you can develop a healthier bedtime routine that allows you to sleep longer and deeper, it’ll certainly help you.
Take a More Active Interest in the Impact of Your Medication
Your medication is designed to help you deal with your condition better. But medications all have side effects as well, so if you’re experiencing things that you feel your medication may be causing or exasperating, be sure to look into that and discuss the options with your doctor.
Avoid the Temptation of Caffeine Reliance
When you’re feeling tired and unable to concentrate, it often makes a lot of sense to turn to caffeine and coffee. At least, it seems to make sense, but does it really? Caffeine producers a short period of alertness, but this is almost always followed by a crash that leaves you feeling even more tired than before.
Develop Stronger Routines
Good routines can help you push through when you’re feeling tired. When you know what you’re going to do and how you’re going to do it, things seem less daunting, especially if you’re already feeling low on energy. So, try to improve and strengthen your existing routines. They’ll end up serving you well.
Try Not to Multitask
Multitasking is another one of those things that seems like a good idea, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is. When you multitask, you end up doing many things badly rather than doing one thing well. And that can leave you feeling worse about yourself and often more tied too. In the end, it often makes the situation worse, not better.
If you make the most of these ideas and techniques, you should start to feel your situation improving. And some of these ideas will also help you to manage your symptoms a little better and live a more normal day to day life despite them. It’s not easy but things can improve.