7 Common Myths About FibromyalgiA
...And The Truth Behind Them
We can find evidence of fibromyalgia going back more than 200 years in medical literature…. and yet there there seems to be more fiction than fact surrounding it.
People are told things like, “There isn’t much that can be done about fibromyalgia.” Or, “Fibromyalgia is a middle-aged woman’s disease.” (Hint: These are both FALSE.)
In this episode, Tami tackles seven of the most common myths about fibromyalgia, as well as the truth behind those myths.
- FALSE: There’s really nothing that can be done about fibromyalgia.
- FALSE: Fibromyalgia is a middle-aged woman’s disease.
- FALSE: Opioid pain medication isn’t helpful for chronic pain.
- FALSE: Fibromyalgia is a wastebasket diagnosis.
- FALSE: All I need to do is find the right doctor or medication and I’ll be better.
- FALSE: Fibromyalgia is a progressive condition.
- FALSE: I’m not that bad… OR I’m too sick… to improve my fibromyalgia.
Links & Resources
- Get free copies of Tami’s books here
- Schedule a consultation with Tami or one of her coaches through the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute
- Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Criteria, American College of Rheumatology
- Sarzi-Puttini, P., et al. “Fibromyalgia syndrome: the pharmacological treatment options.” Reumatismo (2008): 50-58.
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