15 things not to say to someone with Fibromyalgia.

As winter is fast approaching the UK, this can only mean one thing for us Fibromyalgia ladies, the eye roll stupid comments will start such as,

"Oh I thought you were better now, you were not as unwell in the Summer"

Just why? 

With this in mind, I have compiled a list of things not to say to someone with Fibromyalgia.

I bet you have had one or more on this list said to you?
  1. "You didn't look ill in the Summer."
  2. "I wish I could stay in bed but I work." 
  3. "My friend knows someone that had Fibromyalgia and it went away." 
  4. "You are just being lazy."
  5. "You just need to exercise."
  6. "You just need to get out more."
  7. "Maybe you are just depressed."
  8. "You just need to eat healthy."
  9. "Fibromyalgia is just a trendy name, it is not real."
  10. "Other people have it much worse than you do."
  11. "Have you tried ........................ I read it cures fibromyalgia."
  12. "But you don't look ill?"
  13. "It's all in your head."
  14. "Just think more positive."
  15. Stop talking about it and it won't be as bad.
I get tired of people saying this kind of thing to me and having to just smile. Especially each winter I always feel I have to justify having this illness all over again.  

We know fibromyalgia is a hard illness to understand, we struggle ourselves.

All we ask is do not judge us, we never asked to wake up one day and never get better, we do not feel lucky to have to stay in bed or even give up work. Try to understand this illness with us as we are doing the best we can.

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Love and gentle hugs to you all

Ness xx


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