Fibromyalgia PSA

Updated: 10/7/2021
Fibromyalgia PSA

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  • Why am I in so much pain?
  • Here's your drink
  • And now my head is throbbing
  • It's likely fibromyalgia, you can take over the counter medicine for it
  • I'm just in pain all the time, everywhere,
  • Fibromyalgia is a non-communicable, non-fatal disease that is characterized by muscle pain and tenderness. Women are 2x more likely to have fibromyalgia than men, and obesity and trauma may contribute.
  • Things will get better
  • It can often go untreated as people often misinterpret is as something else and dismiss their pain as temporary.
  • I know that this will get better
  • Fibromyalgia can be diagnosed and treated with over-the counter medicines. Self care such as better eating, exercise, and stress relief also help in fighting fibromyalgia.
  • Maybe it's wasn't just in my head
  • Other symptoms can include depression, headaches, muscle stiffness, and sleeping problems. Seeing a psychologist can help ease symptoms that affect the mind.
  • Individuals with fibromyalgia can continue to lead happy lives without obstruction
  • It's not in your headhttps://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/fibromyalgia.htm