There is a lot of untrue and ignorant things said about fibromyalgia.                                   1. Fibromyalgia is not real.                           A lot of people think fibromyalgia is just in our heads. Well fibromyalgia is real, there is plenty of medical evidence and thousands of people have it, so we can’t all be making it up.                                                 2. Only unfit/ over weight people get fibromyalgia. I was fit when I first got fibromyalgia. I was on my feet all day and going to the gym three times a week and I have never been overweight. All different people with different life styles can get fibromyalgia. Some people with fibromyalgia can become over weight, due to the condition making them less able to be active.                                                           3. People with fibromyalgia just need more sleep. I find somedays no matter how much sleep I get, I’m still exstremly tired.                                                                   4. Taking pain killers will get rid of the pain. This isn’t true, I’ve tried  several  pain killers and some have not worked and some have just eased the pain. The painkillers have never got rid of the pain completely.                                                        5. Fibromyalgia is just an excuse to be lazy. People with fibromyalgia are not lazy. Doing the  most simple tasks can be so hard due to pain. Also tiredness can be so overwhelming that we can’t even get out of bed.                                                                6. If you look fine you must be fine. Fibromyalgia is an INVISIBLE illness. Invisible is something that can’t be seen. Therefore even though  you can’t see My illness, it does not mean that I am fine.

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7 thoughts on “6 untrue things said about fibromyalgia

  1. This blog has helped me process what’s actually defined with the word Fibromyalgia, I’ve entered myself into a challenge next month although I don’t think I’ll be able to achieve it I will be so relieved once it’s complete! This helps me to try and overcome those challenges

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  2. I too have heard many of these tales. I get tired from it as well. It truly is an invisible illness that can be quite debilitating. At least this is my experience.

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  3. I have had Fibromyalgia for nearly 20 years and have seen a lot of attitudes change as research became avabible to diagnose the Myoclonic seizures and the dystonia. The tiredness, and limiting lifestyle changes you must adapt to are the silent echoes of this disease.

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