Advice with stretching please?

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   Posted 12/28/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi- ive had chronic fatigue since i was 14 and was dx Fibro not long after. My rheumy isnt the best- he's nice, but ineffective. i try and stretch, but i was wondering if anyone could direct me to specific stretching activity for fibro? a way to loosen up and start to banish the tightness?
Any response would be helpful-
thanks guys, Maz XX
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   Posted 12/28/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Maz.  I have a book called "Your Personal Guide to Living Well with Fibromyalgia."  It is published by the Arthritis Foundation, and it contains a really good section on stretching for fibro.  The stretches work several muscle groups, and they are very gentle.
I don't think this book is published new anymore, but there are several copies on (an ebay company).  I've ordered books many times from them and haven't had a problem.
I hope you find something that works for you.
Hugs - Austen
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   Posted 12/28/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Just about any stretching helps. So do what you can. I think that book is a good idea. I think that I will order it myself. I have fibro for dummies. That is a good book too and it does have stretching exercises in it.

Best wishes for a wonderful day.

Oh yes,

In fibro101, sherrine posted some stretching exercises that can be done from in a chair.

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   Posted 12/29/2008 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Stretching in a pool feels good.


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   Posted 12/29/2008 4:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Maz- I agree that the pool is a great idea. I have joined an aquatic fitness class and the exercises are wonderful for increasing flexibility and strength, I go to my local community recreation center and it is very low cost. Good luck!
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