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The biggest mistake Doctors make"
July 19, 2012

The biggest mistake your Dr. is making

Here is the situation:

Your Doctor says,

"It appears you suffer from a symptomatic syndrome named fibromyalgia."

"At this time there is no cure for it, but I will tell you what you should be doing to reduce your pain and fatigue."

He continues...

"First you will need to exercise, get rest, and eat better,"

"See the receptionist to schedule your next appointment".

Or maybe he hands you a presription for a medication to stop the pain on one hand, but it leaves you foggy and tired on the other.

I don't mean to sound harsh but it's the truth. It's a business these days and often your Doctor is overworked and underpaid!

That's why it's so important to take your fibromyalgia treatment into your own hands. Gone are the days when there was no internet or literature with information on fibromyalgia.

Don't expect your Dr. to be a miracle worker. There is only one who works miracles and he is still in the business of helping those who help themselves.

If you have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or have suffered for some time now and your Doctor has told you to exercise but did not explain why...

Here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t go another day without exercise espescially if you suffer from fibromyalgia!

1. You'll Sleep Better

Exercise will help you rest easier. Australian researchers observed that patients who exercised 3 total body weight workouts a week for 8 weeks experienced a 23 percent improvement in sleep quality. In fact, the participants fell asleep quicker and slept longer than before beginning exercising.

2. Fatigue

Exercise will alleviate the fatigue-causing effects of stress, anxiety, poor circulation, bad posture, and poor breathing habits.

3. Fibro Fog

Exercise will help to improve your cognitive ability by increasing the oxygen and blood that flow to your brain. The fibro fog you now suffer from, can only be reduced with exercise.

4. Flexibility

Fibromyalgia causes stiffness, sometimes by up to 50 percent. How do you feel when you get out of bed in the morning? Exercise, particular strength training can increase the flexibility of your hips and shoulders.

5. Depression

Fibromyalgia research reports that exercise may be the new Prozac. *A significant improvement was seen in 60 percent of clinically diagnosed patients; similar to the response rate from antidepressants, only without the side effects. Excerpt from Fibromyalgia Fitness, 12 weeks to a healthier you!

We walk by faith, not by sight - 2 Corinthians 5:7

Eric Suarez, CPT.

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