Know Someone With Fibromyalgia? (Things they probably wish you knew)

This is thorough and accurate.

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I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2003 and I still feel like the only people that understand are the people that have Fibromyalgia, Lyme disease or CFS/ME. There are so many myths and misconceptions about these illnesses and so little understanding. Here are some of the things I wish people understood:

1. We are not lazy! Ask just about anyone with Fibromyalgia, and they will tell you that there are so many things they wish they could do but just can’t anymore. We wish we could go out and socialize more. We wish we could host holidays and birthday parties. (Okay, in my case that’s a lie. I hate having people over.) We wish we could keep our houses cleaner, volunteer at our kids’ schools, keep our lawn manicured and run marathons. We don’t want to lay on the couch and take naps every day…

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