Work stress is one of the most common triggers for fibromyalgia. There is a significant link between work stress and fibromyalgia symptoms. It can cause debilitating physical and emotional stress. Patient will develop signs of pain, fatigue and poor mental health condition over time.

What Is Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder, impacts muscles and tissues, manifesting in widespread pain, fatigue, and muscle tenderness as primary symptoms. According to CDC data, over 4 million U.S. adults, approximately 2% of the population, are affected by this condition. Fibromyalgia intensifies pain signals by altering brain processing. While its exact cause remains unclear, it’s linked to changes in pain thresholds post-physical trauma, emotional stress, or infection. Onset varies; some experience a sudden trigger, while others encounter a gradual symptom emergence.

Notably, fibromyalgia commonly coexists with other conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, depression, migraines, temporomandibular joint disorders, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Although there’s no cure, various treatments are available to manage symptoms.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

1. Chronic, widespread pain throughout the body involving almost all major joints and muscles. Tenderness to touch.

2. Fatigue or an overwhelming feeling of being tired

3. Poor sleep

4. Problems with concentrating, thinking clearly, and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”)

5. Heightened sensitivity to light, noise, odors, and temperature

6. GI symptoms such as bloating or constipation

Co-existing symptoms

1. Irritable bowl syndrome

3. Pelvic pain

4. Temporomandibular joint disorders

5. Migraine

6. Depression and profound fatigue

7. Anxiety

How to deal with work stress, reduce burnout

Create a Comfortable Work Environment

You might not notice you’re stressed because you’re sitting in an uncomfortable chair/desk. Your body may be constantly tightening up which cause sore back and be more reactive to stress because of it.

Even small things like office noise can be distracting and cause feelings of low-grade frustration. Do what you can to create a quiet, comfortable, and soothing workspace.

Create a Pre-Work Ritual

A good day start with morning routine. good ones. When you start off the day with planning, good nutrition, and a positive attitude, you might find that the stress of your job rolls off your back more easily.

Imagine rushing to fed kids and drop off to school, dodging traffic and combating road rage, and gulping down morning coffee without breakfast, many people arrive to work already stressed. This makes them more reactive to stress in the workplace.

Be clear with today’s work duty

A factor known to contribute to work stress is unclear requirements for employees. If you don’t know exactly what is expected of you, or if the requirements for your role keep changing with little notice, you might become extremely stressed.

If you find yourself not sure, talk to your supervisor. You can take the time to go over expectations and discuss strategies for meeting them. This can avoid wasting time to stress.

Stay Organized

Even if you’re a naturally disorganized person, planning ahead to stay organized can greatly decrease your stress at work. Being organized with your time means less rushing in the morning to avoid being late as well as less hustling to get out at the end of the day.

Keeping yourself organized can also mean avoiding the negative effects of clutter, and being more efficient with your work.

Avoid Conflict With Colleagues

Interpersonal conflict takes a toll on your physical and emotional health. Conflict among co-workers can be difficult to escape, so it’s a good idea to avoid conflict at work as much as you can.

Don’t gossip, don’t share too many of your personal opinions about religion and politics.

When possible, try to avoid people who don’t work well with others. If conflict finds you anyway, make sure you know how to handle it appropriately.

Walk at Lunch

Many people feel the ill effects of leading a sedentary lifestyle. You can combat the physical and mental effects of work stress by getting some exercise on your lunch break.

If your schedule allows for it, you might try taking short exercise breaks throughout the day. This can help you blow off steam, lift your mood, and get into better shape.

Do Your Best and Reward Yourself

Being a high achiever might make you feel good about yourself and help you excel at work, but being a perfectionist can create problems for you (and those around you).

You might not be able to do everything perfectly, every time—especially in a busy, fast-paced job. A good strategy to avoid the perfectionism trap is always striving to just do your best and making time to congratulate yourself on your efforts. You may find that your results are better and you’ll be much less stressed at work.

Listen to Music on the Drive Home

I have classic music radio on automatically the minute I start the car. Listening to music offers many benefits and can be an effective way to relieve stress before, during, and after work. Playing an uplifting song while you make breakfast can help you start the day off feeling better prepared to interact with the people in your life. Likewise, combating the stress of a long day with your favorite relaxing music on the drive home can help you wind down and feel less stressed when you get there.

Manage Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms With Ketamine Infusions

Fibromyalgia is one of the most difficult pain conditions to treat.. While some issues are treated with oral medication, many patients find that it doesn’t relieve them of all the pain and mental issues.

We offer ketamine infusions that can help to reduce pain and improve your quality of life in as little as one session.

Ketamine is a powerful medication that has been shown to be effective in treating fibromyalgia.

Low-dose IV infusions administer ketamine over a period of weeks directly into the bloodstream. These infusions help by blocking access to the pain receptors to reduce the effects of fibromyalgia.

While research on the long term effects and the effectiveness of ketamine infusion is still ongoing, it has shown huge benefits for helping those suffering from fibromyalgia, including:

  • Reduced pain
  • Less fatigue
  • Better sleep
  • Improved mood
  • Decreased anxiety

We are here to help! It’s time to take back your life from fibromyalgia.

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