FMS is usually viewed as a chronic illness where improvement is common but recovery uncommon. Medications are usually suggested for the control of pain, though their effectiveness varies greatly from patient to patient. Self help strategies, as described in the self care pages, can have a significant effect on the quality of a patient’s life.
Patients respond well when they accept the reality of the illness and the need to lead a different kind of lifestyle. It is extremely helpful to find your limits by listening to your body. Experiment with different levels of activity and keep detailed records. Symptoms are controlled by alternating scheduled rests with periods of activity. A flexible approach in understanding the syndrome is also very helpful.
Self management is not a cure, at this point there is no one specific cure, rather self management can be used to improve coping to increase the level of functioning and even promote recovery. The path to recovery is frequently not a smooth one, there are many obstacles. Cognitive problems can make change difficult. Unforeseen events such as the stress triggered by filing a disability application, or from moving can derail the patient from a path of healing. Relapses are both frequent and inevitable. Thus, improvement can be slow and requires patience.
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