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.
It was recently brought to my attention that fibromyalgia plays a role in the movie Identity Thief starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. The question is – does the movie ridicule the diagnosis and demean people who have it or is it used appropriately as a legitimate part of the storyline? I haven't seen the movie yet so I'll have to…