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.
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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