Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition characterized by pain throughout the body. Women are diagnosed with it far more often than men, and much about the disease remains unknown. Use this Web guide to learn more about fibromyalgia, including how it’s diagnosed and treated. You’ll also find resources on how to cope and where to find support.
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Although fibromyalgia can seem like an isolating condition, it’s easy to connect with others who share the same experiences. Face to face support groups, coupled with blogs and online forums, do well to provide a backdrop for the sharing of stories, support and advice.
For coping …
suggests creating a plan to cope with bad days when fibromyalgia flares up. Learn why a plan is important, what should be in the plan and when to use the plan.
The American Academy of Family Physicians
urges people with fibromyalgia to exercise, starting with stretching and gentle activity. Find advice on the best forms of exercise for those managing the disease.
For forums …
has a series of forums that discuss different aspects of fibromyalgia. Register for free to post messages. Forum topics include “Staying Active
” and “Treatment Discussions
.” There’s also a Yahoo e-mail group
you can sign up for; e-mail messages to a specific address, and that message is e-mailed to all members.
For blogs …
Living with Fibromyalgia
is written by a woman with fibromyalgia. The blog presents fibromyalgia news and research, and discusses living with the syndrome.
is written by a woman with fibromyalgia. The blog covers news items and studies while a podcast shares coping techniques.
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