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A Helping Hand For Chronic Pain: Fibromyalgia Will Now Be Recognised For Maltese Sickness Benefits

Wednesday 16 October 2019


From Maltese news outlet Lovin Malta:



A Helping Hand For Chronic Pain: Fibromyalgia Will Now Be Recognised For Maltese Sickness Benefits

By Julian Bonnici
October 14, 2019
Copyright © 2019 Lovin Media Group.

Fibromyalgia, a source of intense pain for many Maltese people, will finally be recognised for sickness benefits, the government has announced for next year’s budget.

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterised by widespread pain, accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. While sufferers also experience high sensitivity to pain and may also suffer from migraines and IBS.

To qualify for the benefit, a person would need to undergo stringent tests to prevent abuse. The condition, unfortunately, is something of a mystery as it can’t be detected with scans or blood tests, yet it causes lifelong pain for millions of people.


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