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This is such an informative post about fibromyalgia I have to repost this! It clears up a number of common misconceptions about fibromyalgia I encounter on a regular basis.

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Fibromyalgia is a widely misunderstood condition that causes widespread pain and fatigue. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may come across some myths and misconceptions while trying to learn all you can about the condition.

Here are the top 5 myths I always hear about fibro:

1. The China Doll – Fibro patients are fragile.

This myth can’t be further from the truth. Sometimes, fibro patients can be emotionally and physically sensitive, but it takes a ton of perseverance and strength to live with fibro. We can’t measure our strength by the number of miles we run or the number of pounds we bench-press  — instead, we measure our strength one day at a time. Today, I am strong enough to get out of bed. Tomorrow, I am strong enough to clean the house. And, the next day, I might be strong enough to try to take…

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3 thoughts on “5 Myths About Fibromyalgia

  1. Good post! I especially like the “It’s all in your head” one. Sometimes I feel like people just roll their eyes when I bring it up, so I tend to not talk about it so much. That does not help things at all. 😦

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  2. Ruby Young says:

    Hello, Very enlightening! I have a very good friend back in Tennessee who suffers with the same malady. God bless you.. Thanks for enlightening us all with the info. Best regards to you. Ruby aka “Blabbin’ Grammy” . Today number 760 on the blog signup list.

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  3. Really interesting post. I like they way you are open to discuss things. Nice to meet and connect through the AtoZ challenge.
    http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

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