TWENTY TWO MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA…

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With May being Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and May 12th Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, I thought a post on the myths and facts about Fibromyalgia might interest my readers.

SOME MYTHS ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA…

1.Fibromyalgia is all in your head – this myth has been around since the first diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and unfortunately can still prevent some sufferers being diagnosed with the condition but it is definitely not all in your head. The pain is absolutely real.

2. Fibromyalgia is a type of depression – just because you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia it does not mean that you will definitely have depression. Some people do suffer from it when they have the condition but some people do not.

3. Fibromyalgia only affects women – Fibromyalgia affects both women and men, it just seems to be a higher percentage of women that if affects.

4.Fibromyalgia and Arthritis are the same…

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