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Right and wrong gifts for someone with Fibromyalgia and CFS

Saturday 2 October 2010

Woman's Adrienne Dellwo discusses an awkward problem:

Wrong & Right Gifts for Someone With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Tuesday September 28, 2010

Have you ever gotten a gift that you couldn't use because of your fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? I get these all the time -- mostly body washes that give me a rash or have headache-inducing fragrances. I've also had event tickets go to waste because of a flare, or gotten foods that I can't eat because of my gluten sensitivity. Some gifts might even be offensive, if, for example, someone who hounds you to "exercise more" gives you a Pilates DVD.

It's a difficult position for our friends and family to be in, because they obviously care about us and would like to give us something we'll use or enjoy. We're a tough bunch to buy for, though, with all of our odd symptoms and sensitivities. To help both us and those buying for us, I've put together a holiday gift guide:

I hope this helps the people in our lives choose gifts that reflect their true intentions.

I also have to take this opportunity to remind you that your holidays will be a lot more manageable if you start planning now. Here's how:

What's the best gift you've gotten since you've been sick? What's the worst? Has anyone given you something that hurt your feelings or made you angry? Leave your comments below!

Learn more or join the conversation!


The article originally appeared here.


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