I’d be really grateful for any feedback/comments on this:
I wonder how many fibromyalgia sufferers deliberately do things that cause symptoms to flare.
For example, I occasionally have a deep tissue massage. It hurts like hell and I feel so unwell afterwards, I have to go to bed. The next day I am in a lot of pain. So, why do it? On the second day, I will probably be free from pain and stiffness. Admittedly this doesn’t last forever – these symptoms gradually return over the next few weeks, but the whole thing is worth it to me to have a bit of respite. I’ve tried other types of massage, and they just don’t work for me.
I wonder if other people do things like this, for example exercise, or a day out with friends. Please let me know…