Fibromyalgia blog page

Fibromyalgia blog

The Fibromyalgia blog aims to provide information about this illness. It is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain around the body.

Diagnosing can be difficult because there is no specific test to diagnose the condition.

The main symptoms of fibromyalgia are pain and tenderness in muscles & joints throughout your body. This pain shifts from place to place, but to meet the criteria for the diagnosis, you’ll need to experience pain for at least three months.

This pain must occur in a number of body parts and it has to be above a specific severity score. In addition, you mustn’t have another condition, such as arthritis, that could explain your pain. 

The Fibromyalgia blog explains how pain can be very intense and constant. This pain can be severe enough to keep you at home, away from work and other activities.

How to explain fibromyalgia to a man

Not all men are good listeners, choose a good time to explain to him, so he can focus on what you have to say. Be open, don’t hide your feelings, talk openly about symptoms, how they affect you, but also how they might affect him.

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How to comfort someone with fibro

How to comfort her? Well, there are many ways you can comfort someone chronically ill, but remember, such support needs to be psychological, mental, emotional, physical, social, family, marital, medical, and financial.

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How do you know if you have fibromyalgia

This question is so common amongst women who experience widespread chronic pain, along with different symptoms of this condition. In order to answer it, you need to learn what fibromyalgia is, and how common it is…

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Fibromyalgia divorce rate

Our instinct tells us to fix things. Even though we can’t fix fibromyalgia, it’s still in our nature to try and do it. This is an impossible task, but not being able to fix something, makes some of us feel useless and less of a man.

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Checklist for fibromyalgia symptoms

Welcome my friend. I wanted to provide you with a checklist for fibromyalgia symptoms because my wife suffers from this disease and as her husband, I always wanted to learn how to help her the best way I could.

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Your wife has fibromyalgia

If your wife has fibromyalgia, it can be extremely difficult to understand what she’s going through unless you’ve experienced it yourself. Your wife may be spending more time sleeping and resting during the day…

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A man's guide to understanding fibro

Fibromyalgia disorder is a complex condition that involves your nervous system and can have an impact on every part of your body. Symptoms can come and go, they are unpredictable, and their strength may vary.

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Fibromyalgia and endometriosis

In the endometriosis community, I’ve met many women who suffer from fibromyalgia but also endometriosis simultaneously. I spoke to them whilst attending my wife’s endometriosis support group meetings. 

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Fibromyalgia diagnosis sheet

In a nutshell, it’s a medical sheet that provides clinical fibromyalgia criteria for doctors, helping them diagnose this condition. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that involves widespread pain throughout the body.

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