Living with chronic pain from fibromyalgia can be isolating and lonely. It's important to let people know that you have pain rather than forsake social activities or feel miserable when out with friends. This way, you can feel comfortable taking any activity a little slower, and allow your friends and loved ones to offer their help.
Alcohol intolerance is a feature of both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) that we rarely see in symptoms lists. Yet most people who have FM or ME/CFS find that they can no longer drink much, if any, alcohol. While a few are able to occasionally have one or two drinks with only minimal problems, for others even a very…