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Pain Toolkit (Fibromyalgia)

Pain Toolkit (Fibromyalgia)

Worldwide Edition

Pain Toolkit (Fibromyalgia)

Pain Toolkit (Fibromyalgia)

This new worldwide version of the Pain Toolkit is for people who live fibromyalgia and feel like they are struggling, but want to get back in the driving seat

Android users click here

Apple users click here

The text you see in blue within the Toolkit are hyperlinks to extra useful pain self-management information and also to the Pain Toolkit videos

So is persistent pain and fibromyalgia a problem a problem around the world?

Yes, it’s become a problem worldwide. For instance here in the UK the short answer is yes, so you are not on your own. 

Here are some facts from the British Medical Journal Chronic (BMJ) Pain affects between one-third and one-half of the population of the UK, corresponding to just under 28 million adults, based on data from the best available published studies. This figure is likely to increase further in line with an ageing population.

People with persistent pain were more likely to be anxious or depressed - 69% with severe pain are worried about their moods.

Pete says…I receive daily emails from people who are worried, anxious and even get depressed. 

Is Fibromyalgia common?

The NHS in the UK says… Some estimates suggest nearly 1 in 20 people may be affected by fibromyalgia to some degree. One of the main reasons it's not clear how many people are affected. 

12 Pain Toolkit Tools 

  • Tool 1 - Accept that you have persistent pain ... and then begin to move on 
  • Tool 2 - Get involved, building a support team 
  • Tool 3 - Pacing daily activities 
  • Tool 4 - Learn to prioritise/plan out your days 
  • Tool 5 - Setting Goals/ Action Plans 
  • Tool 6 - Being patient with yourself 
  • Tool 7 - Learn relaxation skills 
  • Tool 8 - Meaningful movement (keeping active)
  • Tool 9 - Keep a diary and track your progress 
  • Tool 10 - Have a setback plan 
  • Tool 11 - Teamwork 
  • Tool 12 - Keeping it up and being resilient. 

Important: 

On Pages 25 - 30 you will see links to others non for profit organisations in the UK, Ireland, America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Your three step guide for using the Pain Toolkit 

  1. Read it and show the Pain Toolkit to your circle of support: your partner, family, friends, work colleagues and your healthcare team. 
  2. Choose and circle only two or three tools you think will make a positive change to self-managing your pain. Ask for help from your support circle if needed. 
  3. Once you feel confident with those tools, then do the same steps and choose another two or three tools. Repeat again when needed. 

Android users click here

Apple users click here