Vacation time should be relaxing and free from
pain. Having fibromyalgia (FMS) can make vacations extremely stressful
since it does not distinguish food stress from bad. In FM, they can both
hurt. There are many reasons why vacations cause paradoxical flare-ups:
happy stress, a hectic schedule, increased physical activities
(walking, hauling luggage, etc.), and changes from our proper posture.
In our eagerness to take our vacation, we often forget our necessary
daily routine for controlling fibromyalgia. Since we are bringing our FM
with us, we have to make sure our fibromyalgia has a good time too!