Fibromyalgia Awareness #4

My final post for Fibromyalgia Awareness is taken directly from The National Fibromyalgia Association.

TEN IMPORTANT FIBROMYALGIA FACTS

1. ALWAYS believe in yourself emotionally and physically.  No one can tell you what you are experiencing is not real!  Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic medical disorder just like diabetes, hypertension, & asthma.  While there are still gaps in our complete understanding of FM, the symptoms are real, & patients’ concerns are legitimate.

2. NEVER feel guilt for your illness.  FM isn’t something you wished for & it isn’t something you can wish away.  FM is not a character flaw, it’s a neurological disorder.

3. FIBROMYALGIA can wax and wane, so on the days that are extra-challenging, remember it will get better.  Patient self-management techniques can help keep flares under control.

4. FIBROMYALGIA “affects” many more people than it “afflicts”.  Everyone who knows someone with FM is affected.  It is now…

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