Friday, August 22, 2014

Fibromyalgia: Invisible Pain is Real Too

I wanted to share this infographic on Fibromyalgia with you guys.  One of my best friends has it and, while I knew of all the pain she was in, I really didn't know exactly what it was for the longest time. With so many people (mostly women) suffering from it, there's a pretty high chance we know someone who may either be diagnosed already or may be experiencing the symptoms of it.

Fibromyalgia
Thank you to MBA-Healthcare-Management.com for the helpful infographic

Kind of an eye opener, right? 120,000,000 women are affected by it! 

Do you or anyone you know have Fibromyalgia? If so, do you have any tips to share on what you've found has helped you or things that seem to bring flare ups?

If you need further information on Fibromyalgia, please reach out your Doctor or any of the above support networks.  

xoxo,
Gigi

8 comments:

  1. I don't know much about this one of my friends has it but I don't know what medication she takes to help with it. Great post though I learned a lot more about it.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  2. What a great infographic! I do suffer from fibro as does my husband. It has both its good and bad side as far as I am concerned. Without being blessed with this disease, I never would have discovered that I have a creative side and started my jewelry business. On the downside, I am extremely sensitive to sound so can't listen to music anymore, I hurt a lot and am very easily fatigued. I

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  3. You have a great title and too many people believe everything must be fine if pain/illness isn't "evident." Untrue. Too many people suffer and it's good to know people are talking and learning about this. I know a couple of people that have gotten some relief through chiropractic adjustments.

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  4. 120,000,000? That's shocking. I had no idea!

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  5. I have fibromyalgia. I have had it since a diagnosis in the early 1990's. I also have the syndrome that is associated with it --chronic fatigue. Then on top of that I have DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
    Fibro is considered a "fake' or silent illness. You can not see it outright. I do not take medication for it because of allergies to a lot of meds. I do acupuncture. I walk and do yoga. Sometimes though the pain is a lot but I try to push beyond it. (This is my way of dealing with it).

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  6. If a person has a chronic illness and it isn't visually apparent many people think that you are making it up. Not true! I'm tired of those attitudes.

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  7. My sister-in-law has this and she is in pain a lot and also suffers fatigue. Although she doesn't always show the symptoms outwardly, she always feels the effects of this disease.

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  8. I have had Fibro since the early 90's.It is a silent disease which kind of
    means you suffer in silence,and do not show signs of being sick.
    Everyone thinks you feel so good,now I have found out that I have another
    autoimmune beings Celiacs.Life just sometimes deals you a bad hand.

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