It is easy to see why it is difficult for patients with fibromyalgia to exercise. When the symptoms attack, they can find themselves feeling sluggish, fatigued, and unmotivated. Therefore, exercising will certainly be the last thing on their minds. Nonetheless, exercising offers plenty of benefits for fibromyalgia patients. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, your body’s natural painkilers, which helps to fight off pain. There is scientific truth when experts say that exercising can help treat pain symptoms.
However, in actual fact, not every chronic pain patient gets better with exercise. In fact, many fibromyalgia patients complain of worse symptoms when they do. Indeed, exercising is a pretty controversial topic for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. So let’s take a closer look at this subject and debunk fibromyalgia exercise myths.