Episode 58: 7 Common Myths About Fibromyalgia

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.

The Myths

  1. FALSE: There’s really nothing that can be done about fibromyalgia.
  2. FALSE: Fibromyalgia is a middle-aged woman’s disease.
  3. FALSE: Opioid pain medication isn’t helpful for chronic pain.
  4. FALSE: Fibromyalgia is a wastebasket diagnosis.
  5. FALSE: All I need to do is find the right doctor or medication and I’ll be better.
  6. FALSE: Fibromyalgia is a progressive condition.
  7. FALSE: I’m not that bad… OR I’m too sick… to improve my fibromyalgia.

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I was diagnosed yesterday and already listened to three episodes of your podcast [through] a recommendation on a fibromyalgia Facebook group. I’m so glad I found you.❤️

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