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Top 10 Things NOT to Say to a Fibromyalgia Patient

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Woman in business meeting with hand holding pencil over her mouth.
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Mature woman with neck pain rubbing the back of her neck.
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We all get more aches and pains as we get older


Tired man rubbing his eyes sitting at the computer.
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I think I have that, too — I'm always tired


Young people waiting for job interview.
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Maybe you need a job to take your mind off the pain


Couple supporting each other talking to doctor taking notes.
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My doctor says fibromyalgia isn't a real disease


Woman sleeping in bed.
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If you got more sleep, you'd feel better


Young woman doing research online.
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I read about this new product that cures fibromyalgia


Worried young man with hand on forehead.
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At least it's not fatal


Women and men stretching in exercise class.
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You just need to exercise more


Woman looking in mirror.
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But you don't look sick


Woman consoling her friend and offering support.
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It's all in your head


Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards

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Karen is the co-founder of the National Fibromyalgia Association. She writes for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Pain Management.