Pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by janana, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. janana

    janana New Member

    Anyone have any suggestions about what is better... resting or doing lite excersise duing a flareup? I'm going to try some water therapy. Thank!!
  2. IgotYou

    IgotYou New Member

    I find that frequent light exercise works best. Work out for five or ten minutes - whatever you can tolerate - several times a day. Getting up and moving seems to help me feel better. I don't really know why. I also seem to feel less tired that way. On bad days, when I come home from work I'll do the stairstepper for 5-10 minutes 3 or 4 times between 6:00 and 10:00, and I lie down and rest in between. Usually the next day I feel better than I would have if I did nothing. Also, if you have access to a hot tub it really helps relax you so you can sleep better.