5 Things NOT To Say To Someone With Fibromyalgia

#2 “It Must Be Nice To Not Have To Work”

Uh, no…it’s not. The vast majority of those suffering from fibromyalgia would do anything to regain their independence and the ability to work full-time.


The insinuation that not being able to work was a choice or that they are just lazy is incredibly insulting.


#3 “I’ve Heard That Fibromyalgia Isn’t A Real Disease”


You heard wrong. The cause of fibromyalgia is still being studied and the amount of research lags behind other health conditions due to the historical lack of understanding. But that doesn’t make it any less real for nearly 6 million people with fibromyalgia in the United States alone.


Fibromyalgia was officially recognized as a real disease by the U.S. healthcare industry late last year when it was granted its own diagnosis code and has been recognized for years by the FDA and Social Security Administration.

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