The Toll Fibromyalgia Takes on One’s Personal Life

Fibromyalgia, Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue, Always Tired, Tired, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFS

When a person has fibromyalgia (FM), we focus on its effects on a person’s ability to do things. For example, tasks that require a lot of energy, such as work and exercise. One of the things people forget is that someone dealing with fibromyalgia is often suffering loss in her personal life as well (we use the female pronoun since 80-90% of FM patients are women). If a loved one is dealing with fibromyalgia, this article may prove eye-opening for you.

How Fibromyalgia Affects Family Life, Personal Goals, and More

The pain, stiffness, and exhaustion associated with fibromyalgia can make long car rides difficult. This may result in fewer visits to family and other loved ones who do not live nearby. There is also a great deal of uncertainty connected with this condition because one often does not know how she will feel for the day until she wakes up in the morning. In fact, a good morning could turn into an agonizing evening and result in plans being canceled at the last minute.

Because of this, a person with fibromyalgia may stop attending family events that are far away or avoid making plans in advance out of fear of having to cancel. So when someone with fibromyalgia is reluctant to make plans with you for next week, or even for tomorrow, it’s not because she doesn’t want to be your friend.

Hobbies and goals may fall by the wayside as well. It’s not because the person doesn’t have aspirations. It’s usually the result of the frustration and depression that accompany fibromyalgia.

Getting Help to Claim Your Life Back

If you have fibromyalgia and the things above hit close to home, you may wonder what can help. One area of care that is shining a ray of hope on fibromyalgia is upper cervical chiropractic care. In a number of case studies, patients felt significantly better or even saw the elimination of fibromyalgia symptoms following gentle and precise adjustments. To learn more, schedule a no-obligation consultation with an upper cervical chiropractor near you.

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