12 Tips On Dealing With Someone Who Has Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue or Chronic Pain.

12 Tips On Dealing With Someone Who Has Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue or Chronic Pain

If you know someone who has fibromyalgia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome or any other invisible illness her are twelve tips on how to deal with them. There as especially if the person you know is a friend or family member. Remember, they never asked for these illnesses. These are life altering illnesses and we need your support.

1. Be sensitive. We are no longer the person we used to be.

2. Validate us.

3. Don’t just assume we can’t do anything. There are many things we can no longer do, but there are still some activities we can do.

4. Honest communication is not an excuse to be rude or negative.

5. Look for thing we can do and get involved with us.

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6. While there are things we can do, it’s very likely we will do it much more slowly than normal.

7. If you felt pain 24/7 with chronic fatigue and fibro fog at the same time, how would you want to be treated?

8. Pray for us.

9. Understand, we didn’t ask to have fibro or chronic fatigue and we are not hypochondriacs.

10. Don’t be offended if we don’t act on your advice. We may have already tried it or know better than to try it.

11. Losing your good health is a loss we suffer and sometimes we feel like grieving. Give us space to grieve.

12. Don’t forget about us.

Ten Tips In Dealing With Someone Who Has Fibromyalgia

Ten Tips In Dealing With Someone Who Has Fibromyalgia

1. Believe us

ten_ways_to_deal_with_fibromites2. Validate us

3. Do not put any unnecessary pressure on us

4. Encourage us to find things we do to feel good about ourselves

5. Understand, we did not ask for this disease

6. Understand that Fibromites would rather do what you want, than suffer from the inability to do what you want them to do.

7. Realize that we should not over do it on our good days.

8. Stress can be a trigger to flare ups.

9. Do not make us feel guilty for having fibromyalgia

10. Know that we can make contributions to our family and to society

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