How Do Fibromyalgia Symptoms Affect Your Daily Routine?

Fibromyalgia is a complex condition. There are so many mysteries surrounding it making it very difficult to not only diagnose but also to treat. If you don’t suffer from the condition (or have just recently been diagnosed), you may have no idea what fibromyalgia is and how it’ll affect daily life.

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The truth is that fibromyalgia symptoms will affect your lifestyle. In this video, YvesyM explains some of the symptoms of the disease and how regular tasks like going to the movies, having a love life and even carrying your purse can be affected by fibromyalgia.

She asks the audience to consider others who are suffering from a chronic disease where extreme pain affects every area of their life. Would you add anything else to what this YouTuber said?

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  1. Karen says:

    She pretty much covered it. I have some hours of most days that my pain is minimal. The inability to focus & remember is almost always with me. I also find my body is very sensitive to temperatures & my skin requires softness in clothing.

    I am 71 years old & the symptoms have gotten worse as I age. I would like to work part time but that is not possible at this time.

  2. I am 78 yrs. old and have had fibro for over 40 years. I cope by scheduling my physical activities in the morning when I feel best after a night sleep. Like house cleaning, laundry, cooking, shopping, etc. I need the afternoons to recover and unwind. The pain is always there. It’s depth based on activity, weather, and now my age. I raised three children by myself, my choice through 2 bad marriages. I live alone, also my choice because of trying to cope with fibromyalgia. Depression also plays into fibromyalgia adding to the pain. In all these years, there has not been any successful treatments for fibro. In fact, it didn’t even have a name when I started.

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