Lubbock author Debra Pugh suggested exercise, despite pain, may be a good way for people with fibromyalgia to deal with some of the pain and inconvenience of the disease, as opposed to medications that could cause side effects.
In an interview on FOX34 News@Nine, Pugh said she originally came up with several of the ideas that she wrote in the book after learning that fibromyalgia medication could cause complications with childbirth.
"So if it wasn't safe for the baby," she said, "then why was it safe for me?"
In addition to dealing with arthritis-like symptoms of joint pain, along with muscle aches, Pugh said the condition also can lead to fatigue.
For more of her suggestions, watch the video at the top of this page.
Pugh's book, "Fibromyalgia and Fatigue: A Recipe for Feeling Fit and Healthy," can be found at its website.