Why Fibromyalgia Feels Like a Progressive Disorder

This video from newlifeoutlook explores whether or not fibromyalgia is a progressive or degenerative disorder. The medical world doesn’t classify fibromyalgia as a progressive disorder, however, many people living with the disease say their symptoms have gotten worse over the years.

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Although the body may not technically get any worse for those with fibromyalgia, the strain of recurrent flares and having to deal with constant pain and fatigue can lead to a declining quality of life. The video suggests patients begin to track flares to establish patterns and potential triggers which could be avoided in the future. It also advises they maintain a positive approach to new treatments and therapies and that they track their effectiveness.

Acknowledging the emotional side of fibromyalgia is important too, all fibromyalgia sufferers should make it a priority to look after their mental well-being.

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  1. Darlene says:

    It’s hard to follow the suggestions you offer because of brain fog!!! I could start a system for keeping notes trying to be consistent and systematic with note taking and in a few days forget all about it…for days, weeks, months or forever! 🙁

  2. Mary Hamilton says:

    The Medical world says fibromyalgia is not a progressive disorder but just a few years ago the medical world said there was no such thing as this disorder!

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