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Cooking With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Updated February 24, 2010

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Keys to Kitchen Survival

When you have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, cooking poses several challenges -- standing in the kitchen can cause pain and wear you out; problems with short-term memory and multi-tasking make it hard to follow the steps of even a simple recipe; and it's easy to get frustrated and overwhelmed with the whole process. It's tempting to avoid it altogether, but to eat a healthy diet, you've got to cook.

I've found some things that make cooking easier for me and I hope they help you, too. At the end of this article, there's a link to where you can share the tips that help you survive in the kitchen.

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