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Men with Fibromyalgia: special problems and symptoms

Thursday 23 February 2012


From's Adrienne Dellwo:


ManMen With Fibromyalgia: Special Problems & Symptoms

By Adrienne Dellwo, Guide
February 18, 2012

Fibromyalgia may prefer women, but it doesn't stick exclusively to them - it hits men, too.

Doctors may not even consider fibromyalgia in a male patient, and some doctors speculate that only 10% of diagnoses are men because men are less likely to complain about pain.

Because men are the minority in this case, we know less about how fibromyalgia affects them. However, we do know that it's not quite the same as it is in women. Find out what information we have about the difference:

To the men among us - how do you think this illness is different for you, in terms of both symptoms and social aspects? Was it hard for you to be diagnosed? Have you faced extra scorn for having a "women's illness?" Leave your comments here.

Learn more or join the conversation!



The above, with comments, originally appeared here.


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