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Fibromyalgia: 4 Ways to Support a Loved One. If someone you care about – your friend, girlfriend, spouse or partner – has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or has symptoms and is seeking a diagnosis, there are a few things you can do to help provide support. Watch our video for four tips to supporting a loved one with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia: 4 Ways to Support a Loved One. Created: 08/19/2010.

Last Updated: 03/03/2020. Share on: If someone you care about your friend, girlfriend, spouse or partner has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or has symptoms and is seeking a diagnosis, there are a few things you can do to help provide support. Watch our video below for four. If someone you care about your friend, girlfriend, spouse or partner has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or has symptoms and is seeking a diagnosis, the.

Six Ways to Support a Loved One with Fibromyalgia 1. Do Your Research. If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, they’re probably feeling scared and 2. Be a Good Listener. Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can be incredibly frustrating, and your loved one will 3. Buy.

Many with fibromyalgia find cognitive behavioral therapy to be very helpful, for instance. If your loved one has a reaction to a particular medication, you need to get in touch with the doctor as. Ask your partner to listen to you, and to read from people who also have fibromyalgia. 4. Avoid making them feel guilty.

Give reassurance and love. Lie in bed and hold them, tell them you’re in it for the long haul. And mean it! 5.

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  • I don’t think Tracy believe in this illness because the way she laugh and smile you can tell that she think it’s in people’s head only. But let me ask you this. If you have severe headache and people laugh discussing your headache like nobody believes you while you are suffering great how will you feel? Will you feel smily about it. No compassion. It’s painful to watch your program with all the smile and laughing.

  • Well done. You knocked that one out of the park! Informative and useful information! I am extremely lucky that I have a wife that understands and supports me wholeheartedly. She has never doubted me and always wants to come to doctors appointments etc. Guess thats one good thing about being a guy with Fibromyalgia is that woman are more caring and considerate. However when I speak with people and they hear I don’t work, I don’t support my family, I can instantly see the disrespect growing inside them towards me. I feel bad enough I cannot work ffs without that pressure too. Anyway I’m going off topic. Well done indeed! Have a great day. P. S. My next video physically shows the pain of Fibromyalgia so that should be fun. P. S. It hurts. He he. Have an awesome day Jessica.

  • Brilliant video I’ve suffered in silence for years I do everything myself regardless of the pain I just get on with it feel very isolated my kids 28 & 29 don’t understand thanks for sharing xx

  • Dont get treatment…no medication…i dont understand..why they dont help me..other people get 15 pills a day..not that i want that…im not stupid..its better to detox

  • i take offense to this video. we should be well beyond having to focus primarily on if this is a mental illness and people are merely imagining they’re sick. if this is the case then everyone who has pain is simply mentally ill. shut up and get to some new discoveries. this is horrible.

  • while a doctor keeps explaining with integrity, these interviewers are not paying enough attention and lack respect for patients….

  • This made me cry. I think I have Fibromyalgia. I went to the doctor a few months ago, thinking it was my thyroid. He ran a thyroid panel and said it was fine. I told him about everything hurting and being sore. It hurts when my cat walks across my legs. It feels like someone is digging their knuckle in my thigh. It hasn’t always been that way. My elbows are sore. I feel like I have horrible sunburn when I haven’t even been out in the sun. Sometimes just touching my arm or something feels like you’re pressing on a bad bruise. He said, “it could all be psychological”… I don’t EVER go to the doctor, but I felt SO bad I actually went, and he basically tells me I’m a hypochondriac and nothing is wrong with me. There is NO reason I should hurt all day, every day. In all honesty, I didn’t think fibromyalgia was a “real” thing. I thought it was something a doctor said you had when they didn’t know WHAT was wrong. But the more I read about it, it sounds like what is wrong with me.

  • Fibromyalgia, (along with a lot others like, ME, carpal, sciatica, back pain etc), are a psychological problem, not a physical one. As long as the medical profession continue to refuse to accept that trauma, anxiety, stress etc can cause acute pain & fatigue in the human body, then we’re still years away from healing. Personally, I’ve never spoken to any woman that has extreme fibromyalgia, that hasn’t experienced sexual abuse or other extreme trauma….

  • It is really important to find out a medicine to overcome this disease…. Please everyone who is healthy, a doctor and reading this realize this to happen for the suffering people all over the world from this illness! More research and money and smart doctors and motivated people. Connection with life and creative powers! There is a way for sure, but we need doctors with good ears to understand what is it all about. I submit something here in the hope any docter can do something with this. The relation between the illness and food has to be researched! I found out a lot of food does not go well with me anymore. The only way to have some release from my pain is to research and practice changes on my food program.
    I found out a way to have less pain, but there are too many things I can’t do anymore! I hope to get better, but than I know there have to be bigger amounts of doctors, that can see how dangerous this illness is for planet earth!
    Many people can have this and there is still not a normal answer to it.
    “My” people also can’t understand what this illness is. They think a lot and their clues are theirs and wrong also and how funny ( not at all, if you can’t have humor close to the edge of illness), that they think I am wrong and they know my body and mind and I must be….. (beep) not to follow them, the unknown and unworthy… (of course not those who I respect). I wish GOD to take care of you and me who are suffering at this moment! And pick up that team of doctors that will make the difference really soon! God doesn’t operate where doctors can, so please stand up for us, docter who is reading this and start with inspiration to do a good job here!

  • Don’t you ever get this sensation that your body’s a failure when compared to another? Like this negative feeling that makes you question whether you’re worth existence or the ability to have children?

    Sorry if this offends you its just something I occasionally contemplate since my body is flawed as well.

  • While the interviewers seem flippant, they represent the attitudes of so many, many people. It’s good to see the professional counter these common attitudes. Unfortunately, there’s also many medical professionals who doubt the existence and/or effects of fibromyalgia.

  • I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia on Feb 10 2016, diagnosed with early onset osteoarthritis and disc degeneration of neck and spine on Feb 25th 2016, and now Hypermobility and EDS will be tested on nov 28th 2016. what else can change my life? I think 2017 I can wait awhile for

  • Disgusting the way she glibly laughs at people in pain.. I think that she would change her tune, if she’s lucky, walking one day in the life of someone with Chronic Fibromyalgia. See what she says then, she certainly wouldn’t be laughing!!
    There isn’t much hope for anyone with Fibromyalgia with any of these people because they haven’t got much of an idea what they are talking about.

  • I couldn’t live with this chronic severe pain, I’d be eating a bullet for sure after a short time. You people who deal with this are very brave, my prayers are with you all.

  • This doctor is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and credible!! He is trying to be the grown up in the room.

    The two interviewers are complete JERKS!!! Most of us have gone thru YEARS of undiagnosed pain trying to figure out why our quality of life has been so negatively impacted.

    Remember there were days prior to xrays and digital imaging that you didn’t know what issues you have. Perhaps one day Fibromyalgia can be diagnosed like Multiple Sclerosis finally was with the advent of MRI’s!!!

  • So you decided not to treat the problem at all. That’s what I’m hearing. Are you people insane?? You’re as bad as the pigs, helping society my ass.

  • I have fibro and you explained our illness perfectly and our thoughts i have explained to my husband the same way, I just feel like how much longer can i keep going with this chronic pain

  • No one whose not suffering from this doesn’t really understand how traumatic it is. Mentally, physically and socially. It’s so frustrating but I am wierdly happy to see I am not alone. Nothing helps but massage, warm bath, yoga. Yoga helps alot �� I pray treatment come out soon ameen

  • I know I have it severely. But got NO HELP. I feel im being tortured everyday. I pray to die. No Help. Seems no one understands me.:'(

  • Was hoping I would love this interview as I often read the Mayo Clinic site for reference. As a fibromyalgia warrior, I don’t know if this is just hitting too close to home, or if it is because I’m able to watch their faces, but the hosts of this show present no compassion, empathy, or enthusiasm what-so-ever!!! So much so, that I’m less than 4 minutes in and can’t bring myself to watch the rest.  #fakeittillyoumakeit #you‘reoncamera

    The guest even seems uncomfortable speaking to her. She should try a better poker face. She seems pretty preoccupied, or in her own head about her own & has this smug look of not really wanting to be bothered/lets-get-this-over-with-so-I-can-get-to-my-next-guest-face. In 2019, whilst hosting this radio show for the freaking Mayo Clinic, you’re really asking the basic, idiotic questions that have long been answered the last 20 years? Try doing your homework on a chronic, debilitating, and extremely sensitive disability before you have a guest doctor talking about it on your show.

    Maybe I’ll go back and watch this in full, but prob not. Just wow.

  • would have loved to have seen the mayo clinic specialist and the subject at hand actually taken seriously in this interview…I dont have fibromyalgia, or know anyone who does, but even I can see that the interview approach here was completely insensitive, disrespectful and dumbed down with silly questions.

  • The host of this show appears to be intoxicated. She is acting very strange for a serious condition. Quite annoying to have someone like her fidgeting, making weird facial expressions, and giggling while trying to interview a professional doctor.

  • I’ve had three back surgeries, by the suggestion of a doctor. He told me that I had slipped disk and he also told me that this was causing all my pain, The real cause of my back surgeries were from Fibromyalgia, so therefore the doctors misdiagnosed me. I am so pissed off from being cut open like a fish for no reason at all. Excuse my language!

  • You say: ” we need support in many ways.” What you describe is more of a disable person….. I don’t think anyone should tolerate the problems of a sick person… I dont live with anyone to ask them to do something for me (thanks god). When i visit family every year, they tell me what is the point of speaking about pain when there is no difference in telling or not telling

  • “How are you” IM GOOD….so good. cant..u tell….???!!!

    Sorry… that question sadly pisses me off and why would I answer “not good” everyday someone asks ��

    i love your videos btw❤ I like the fact you don’t want medication. I only have one medication because I really am scared of my flares and without it I feel like a mess but I really hope getting close to nature and having good meals and sleep will also do the trick ahaha

  • I was diagnosed with fibro by means of exclusion, in 2018. My GP ruled out quite a bit through exam and blood panels, and then sent me to a rheumatologist, who did more blood work and x rayed all of my major joints. Then I was told by both that since it wasn’t lupus, RA, etc, that it was fibro.

  • Dr know about u sufer all that for years is a degenerative problem alon yuor spine in geneal also del call spine disorde subletaciones.

  • Omg my whole body hurt for 3 years before I was diagnose with fibromyalgia. I am told that there is no cure and medicine are not much help. I am stuck with this pain and no where to turn to.

  • I have fibro and my daughter just found out she has myofascial fibro. She is having a hard time getting her husband and daughter to truly understand what she is going through. I forwarded your video to her. It is so hard to get people to understand how bad your days can be or get. You have to learn to say no to a lot of things you used to love and if you cant say no because it is something you really love to do, you go and then you pay for it later with exhaustion… unfortunatlly my granddaughter is in her high school band and her dad travels for his job at all times day or night and my daughter is has to be at their beck and call and it gets exhausting… she has told me she just stops talking to them because they don’t get it… it is hard for me to help her because she lives an hour away and she has few if any friends she can depend on. She needs to educate herself and her family to cut her some slack whenever they can.. we all live in a fast pace world and with fibro your world feels like slow motion and you just cant keep up.. I hope your video helps her and I hope she shares it with them.. it helped me and I have been living with fibro for more years than I care to count… I take prescription meds but only if I absolutely have to. I work out in a pool whenever I can and it gives me energy. thanks!!

  • I am 32 nd i figured it out few months back…. I was the laziest in my siblings having pain all the time.. I cdnt get up of my bed… I use to exercise daily with running aerobics and weight lifting but cdnt get off wd my pain lethargy and fatigue… I too have suicidal thoughts sometimes like why am i so… Why am i so dull being mocked all tbe time… I have the tendency to forget things nd difficulty to concentrate on things… I dnt knw wether im having fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? I have this fear wether my family or other people wd even listen to me and consider it an evil disease???

  • I’m a 61 year old male and I’m in constantly horrible pain, day after day, not knowing what to do with myself. I want to say to the Doctors out there, please help us through this and try to find a cure, or at least, something to control it. This desease is no joking matter.
    Thanks!

  • That man keep asking questions to the doctor of things he already explained. What an awful interview, so unprepared and oblivious about the condition. Fibromyalgia is no joke, it takes a big toll on your life.

  • My sister often says “dont own it” as if I went out and purchased this shit. Aaarrgh! Thank you for fhe video, you made me laugh! You are really cool. Sorry you have this darlin’.