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Palomitas

749d

Does anyone have experience with cons and managing fibromyalgia symptoms especially with walking? Are there people who use walking aids or mobility aids? It’s difficult to walk currently a two-three hour walk with frequent stops and rest will result in a flare. I would appreciate some help.

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    • Hope_L

      747d

      I don’t currently have any mobility aids (that may be something I need in the future), but I do have a disabled parking placard for my car. It really helps a lot on my rough pain days! I felt weird using it at first because I’m only 24 and don’t look like I need it, but honestly it’s nobody’s business but my own and handicapped parking was made for all disabled people, the majority of whom statistically are probably invisibly ill like I am.

    • Hope_L

      747d

      I don’t currently have any mobility aids (that may be something I need in the future), but I do have a disabled parking placard for my car. It really helps a lot on my rough pain days! I felt weird using it at first because I’m only 24 and don’t look like I need it, but honestly it’s nobody’s business but my own and handicapped parking was made for all disabled people, the majority of whom statistically are probably invisibly ill like I am.

    • Palomitas

      747d

      Thank you for the suggestions. I have been thinking about a wheelchair for a while, I really can’t walk without pain or pushing myself to an extreme.

    • Mosey

      749d

      I use a cane on days I walk more, and I get some comments like at the zoo someone assumed I was using my moms cane cause she was using the electric wheelchair right next to me, but honestly I don’t particularly care what people say anymore, I know I’m limiting my pain the following days by using the cane and I’m doing what’s healthy for me.

    • Ger

      749d

      I currently use a cane as walking ten to fifteen minutes was making me ache and have a flare up I’m also looking into other mobility aids such as a walker I can sit on

    • Chesbro99

      749d

      That's a lot of walking. I'm sore after an hour walk. I'm sure you can use a cane if you think it would help. No reason not too

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