My friend sent me a link to an article titled "6 Ways to Feel Better with Fibromyalgia" on the Everyday Health website. Lo and behold, the second bullet point encouraged writing about your experiences as a way to help deal with the pain. And I quote:
Unleash your creativity. Expressing the way you feel through writing or art has been proven to relieve pain and improve symptoms. One study found that female fibromyalgia patients who wrote about their traumatic experiences had a significant reduction in their pain and fatigue and became more psychologically healthy overall.Check out the entire article for more tips such as listening to music, relaxation techniques (I use guided visualizations all the time and it really helps), and aroma therapy.
6 Ways to Feel Better with Fibromyalgia