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The Importance of Trusting Yourself

Posted on August 16, 2018

Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better. An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust.

"If something doesn't seem right, I trust my gut and look for answers." - Member of MyFibroTeam

"When I was first diagnosed, I kept my mouth shut even if my doctor said something incorrect or wrong for my body. I'm learning to trust those feelings - my intuition - and speak up." - Member of MyFibroTeam

Here are some conversations about trust on MyFibroTeam:

"I've been through misdiagnosis with my grandmother and I know where that got her. But one thing I learned from it is to not just take the doctor's word, and to keep at them if you're not happy."

"When it comes to explaining fibromyalgia to others, I really have to decide where that person falls in my circles of trust. Not everyone is open-minded or realizes that fibromyalgia is an actual condition like diabetes or even shingles. If you feel that person is open to what you are telling them, then you can explain that this is a neurological condition, so it affects every other system in the body."

"Trying my best to find the right doctors for me but it seems like most of myself and the doctors are not seeing eye to eye. It's frustrating especially after all this time but I'm still here searching. My goal is to build a good team of doctors who I can trust to treat my conditions."

Was there a moment when you doubted yourself and later realized that your instinct was right? Or an instance when you were glad you trusted yourself? Share that moment in the comments below or directly on MyFibroTeam.com.

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