Contrary to the popular beliefs, people with fibromyalgia could still travel. For starters, they should seek agents who can help them with everything, such as specifying the right cruise ship cabins and hotel rooms. They could also consider specific equipments to help people with fibromyalgia better. If preferable, people with fibromyalgia could take advantage of wheelchair assistance while they are at the airport or other places. It is also important to get early airline boarding and we may need to pay some fee for that. It means, people with fibromyalgia won’t need to stand too long.
If possible, we should go to the member lounges, since they could provide us with some comfort when we need to wait during a long layover. They should have snacks, comfortable chairs and nice bathrooms. Obviously, they do cost some money and we could gain entry if we have specific credit cards. We should also check into our annual memberships if people with fibromyalgia go to airports more often. In the destination area, we should go to hotel rooms that offer whirlpool tub, because it should be able soothe our body after a day of trips to various attractions.
It is important to give ourselves some extra time before we go between flights. In general, there should be at least 45 minutes between flights, so we could relax our legs. Alternatively, we should try to divide long distance flight into a couple of flights, with one day of rest somewhere in between. Because people with fibromyalgia often need to stay in hotel longer and more frequently, it is important to check hotel information more closely. It is also important to check restaurants before we visit it, especially if we have some food insensitivity that we need to deal with.
In many cases, it is preferable for people with fibromyalgia to travel using cars. This should allow them to take numerous stretch breaks and we should be able to go to places that we want. It should be easy to plan our travel trips if choose to go with cars. We could also set our expectations accordingly, so things could go much enjoyable and smoother. People with fibromyalgia should plan their trip far enough ahead, this could mean that already need to plan a few months ahead. In this case, we should use an agent to reduce our stress levels.
We should have a pre-set packing list, so we could reduce the possibility of forgetting to bring something. Muscle fatigue could eventually escalate to mental fatigue, inducing forgetfulness and stress. There are many apps that we can install on our tablets or smartphones to keep us reminded about things to bring. People with fibromyalgia may need specific outfits, so they need to be relatively comfortable during summer and winter. Things to bring include spare deodorant, toiletries and toothbrush. In general, there are many ways people with fibromyalgia can do to make them feel more comfortable.