Thursday, September 22, 2005

Fibromyalgia on the job

Fibromyalgia Online - NFA Newsletter: "Stress, contorted positions, and repetitive motions can combine to cause fibromyalgia flare-ups—but there are ways to prevent your job from making you feel worse.

“When you have fibromyalgia and you’re in the workplace, you need to be aware of what bothers you,” says Barbara L. Kornblau, president of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Kornblau, who has FM, recommends keeping a diary for about a week. Record what you are doing and how you feel every 15 minutes or so. At the end of the week, that document will show you what time of day you’re in the most pain, which day of the week is the most stressful, and which activities are the most uncomfortable for you.

With that knowledge, you can approach your boss with a request for accommodation, or turn to an occupational therapist or ergonomic consultant for advice."


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