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Fibromyalgia has a lot of similarities to ME/CFS however, it is different. It affects fatigue and tiredness levels but can have more negative symptoms and effects. The cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown and can come from many different causes such as (but not limited to), a severe injury or infection, giving birth, having some kind of operation, a severe breakdown of a relationship of some kind, or even the passing of a loved one.

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What most people are unaware of is that this condition affects more than just fatigue and tiredness, it also has the effects of the following:

  • Heightened sensitivity to pain

  • Heightened fatigue levels

  • Stiffness of muscle groups

  • Difficulty with sleep

  • Difficulty with mental processes (can be known as "fibro-fog"), can affect the capacity of one's memory and concentration

  • Frequent headaches and occasional migraines

  • Can even result in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Practical Help For Fibromyalgia

Naturally working with Fibromyalgia can be difficult depending on the severity of your condition. Some can continue a relatively normal life whereas others can be bedridden. Disability Support Project is aware that the symptoms can be exacerbated by stress and anxiety so can assist with benefits applications (form filling), appeals, and tribunals for the following:

More help with Fibromyalgia

Your GP should provide you with guidance and might refer you to an occupational therapist. You can also find more support and information on the links below:

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