The aim of this article is to suggest recommendations for the management of fatigue in fibromyalgia (FM) by reviewing and compiling findings of non-pharmacological treatment for fatigue in patients with FM.
The management of fatigue in FM should incorporate regular physical exercise maintained for a longer period of time, which contributes to improved general health and facilitates coping with fatigue and other symptoms. The evidence is still low and the effect of exercise on fatigue in FM needs to be further studied.
Patients with FM appear to benefit from general sleep hygiene advice and also need to develop individual strategies to manage the complex factors in everyday life that may be related to fatigue.
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Source: Ericsson A, Mannerkorpi K. How to manage fatigue in fibromyalgia: nonpharmacological options. Pain Manag. 2016 May;6(4): 331-8. doi: 10.2217/pmt-2016-0015. Epub 2016 Jun 14.