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A Guy's Guide To Loving A Woman With Fibromyalgia

Sunday 12 July 2020


From The Good Men Project:


Couple in the shadows

A Guy’s Guide to Loving a Woman with Fibromyalgia

Doing all this, or a few of these things, can help the women in your life, no matter the relation or age, do better and feel better about themselves.

By Jade Bald
July 8, 2020
Copyright © 2020

Maybe you work with or have a friend who has it. Maybe you date or are married to a woman who has it. Maybe you have a sister, niece, or mother who has it. Maybe your granddaughter or daughter has it.

I’m talking about a health condition called fibromyalgia.

It strikes women of all colors, all walks of life, and fitness levels.

I know because I write this from experience with the condition.

I was never a party girl. I was a fitness nut, a walker, and a clean eater (in retrospect, I believe I had orthorexia, or the obsession with clean eating). I’m the epitome of a Virgo! That’s why it was so surprising when my life spiraled into a dark abyss when I was 25 and has been bleak for the past five-plus years (I turn 30 in two and a half months).

It’s an all-encompassing syndrome that mainly affects women, between the ages of 20-55, but there are cases where men, the elderly, and children get it. The pathology is unclear. Some doctors say it’s caused by sleep dysfunction, other’s say it’s a stress-related issue, some say it’s a brain pain processing issue, and others say it’s a gut and mitochondrial dysfunction.


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