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Daily coping with migraines/Fibromyalgia

Hi how does anyone deal with migraines and fibromyalgia flare ups?

  1. That is a great question. People with migraine often have other comorbid conditions that come along for the ride. It does make managing these conditions a bit more challenging. Here is a link to a good article that speaks about this. https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-comorbidities-fibromyalgia
    Both migraine and fibromyalgia are neurological conditions and as such sometimes a treatment therapy may help with both conditions. We all develop different coping strategies when dealing with these painful conditions. I hope you don't have fibro flares too often especially when you are in an attack cycle. I find a combination of gentle stretches and heat/cool therapy helpful for me. I hope you have an awesome pain-free day! Warmly, Cheryl migraine.com team

    1. I'm sorry you're having to deal with both. It can take time to figure out what works best for you. Have you found anything that helps? April - Migraine.com Team

      1. - Hi there- Thanks so much for being a part of our community and chiming in with this important question. I wanted to share with you a link to all the resources we have on the tie between migraine and fibro so that you can skim them and see what might speak to you: https://migraine.com/search?s=fibromyalgia. Hope those might be of interest. Warmly, Holly (migraine.com team).

        1. I hope this finds you having a low pain day, in both regards. You are definitely not alone when it comes to battling both migraine and fibromyalgia. One of the first things I try to do when I have a flare up is some self-care. I make a glass of hot tea. If I have time and are at home, I take a warm/hot bath with epsom salts. Additionally, some gentle stretching and heating pads can be helpful.


          I will be completely honest with you, I do have a pain medication that I can take when my fibromyalgia flare is too bad. The medication I use is called Nucynta. Now, I only take it when my pain is at that level that I cannot bear it any longer. I know it would work better if I took it sooner, but there is a risk of pain medications causing some head pains. If I take a pain pill, I make sure that I drink plenty of water the next several hours. I do not want my fibromyalgia flare to create a migraine.


          Feel free to reach out with any additional questions you may have about balancing these two conditions. Stay strong and know that you are not alone. - Amanda (team member)

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