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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    December 11, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    December 11, 2009

    I haven't been able to find any statistics that give a percentage of FM sufferers who commit suicide, but in 2004 a Danish study found that the rate of suicide was nine times greater in people with fibromyalgia than in the general population.

     

    It hurts me to see statements like that because it means those people gave up hope.  I know firsthand how miserable it can be to suffer so much and try different treatments that don't work.  But most people with FM do eventually find a treatment combo that helps them.  It breaks my heart every time someone gives up before they find it.


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