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Your Answers: The Worst Fibro Advice (Infographic)

Posted on November 14, 2016

We asked and you answered! We posted this question: What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you? and thousands of you took the time to respond.

What did we learn? From the unconcerned ("Think more positively") to the plain unhelpful ("It's all in your head"), advice is hurled at us from friends, family, coworkers, even strangers. While most suggestions are probably well-intentioned, hearing them over and over can make us feel that our condition is minimized and misunderstood.

Some of the most common answers we heard:

  • Think more positively
  • Just move around more
  • You don’t look sick
  • If you accept this, things will go better
  • Just drink more water
  • It’s all in your head
  • Don’t use prescription drugs, use aromatherapy
  • Maybe you have a low pain threshold...
  • Push through the pain

Everyone's situation is different and not all of these apply to each person. Tell us: What advice about fibromyalgia do YOU wish people would stop telling you?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Someone told me they had fibro before but it went away!!! What? How? They didn't know.

posted about 1 month ago

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