Myths About Fibromyalgia
- Myth: Fibromyalgia Causes Only Minor Pain
- Myth: Fibromyalgia is All in Your Head
- Myth: Only Young Women Have Fibromyalgia
- Myth: You Can't Exercise With Fibromyalgia
- Myth: Fibro Causes Constant Pain
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The ratio of women to men diagnosed
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dawn Marcus, MD
University of Pittsburgh
What medical conditions mimic fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia symptoms are nonspecific. This means many fibro symptoms are present in other medical conditions. Your doctor really can't tell you that you have fibromyalgia until he has made certain that you don't have other health issues . . .
- Q Which parts of my body will be affected by fibromyalgia?
- Q What's the relationship between stress and fibromyalgia?
- Q What are some natural treatments for fibromyalgia?
- Q Is fibromyalgia curable?
- Q How do I know if my pain is from fibromyalgia?
- Q Can aerobic exercise reduce fibromyalgia symptoms?
- Q What factors make fibromyalgia worse?
- Q How is fibromyalgia different from arthritis?
- Q What's considered a serious symptom of fibromyalgia?
- Q How can I cope with fibromyalgia?
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There's no doubt about it: Physical activity can sometimes be tough when you've got fibromyalgia. You can't do much on the days you're fighting fibro fatigue, and on . . .
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"My underlying goal is to see people living free of the grip of pain," says Dr. McCarty. "I have found remarkable success in people who give back to others." How does he sell volunteer work to people tormented by fibromyalgia pain, for whom getting off the couch and out the door can seem like obstacle enough? . . .