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How can fibromyalgia affect a woman's daily life?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Fibromyalgia can have a profound impact on everyday life. A national survey of women with fibromyalgia reported in the journal Women's Health Issues found that:
  • Two in five women with fibromyalgia had difficulty doing heavy household chores, such as cleaning floors, vacuuming, or raking leaves.
  • One in three had difficulty carrying a bag of groceries.
  • One in four had difficulty shopping.
  • Climbing stairs was a substantial problem for one in four women.
  • One in five had a significant problem walking one or two blocks.
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