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Fibromyalgia Is Real And Need To Be Declaired A Dissability.

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Fibromyalgia is a horrific debilitating condition. It destroys life as you know it. We need Fibromyalgia to be declaired a dissability. Many Fibro patients are either forced into working or left on basic payment like Newstart that make it impossible for patients to live once medications and medical costs are paid. 

In many circumstances Centrelink declair us unable to work, however they will not approve a DSP application. 

There are hundreds of symptoms that coincide with Fibromyalgia from pain, fatigue, memory, depression, unable to regulate your body temperature plus many many more. Plus there are many other invisible illnesses that coincide with Fibromyalgia. We have multipul conditions never just fibro. Migrains, Lupus, Restless Legs, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Pelvic Pain, Bladder Problems, Anxiety, Depression, Vision, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome just to name a few. 

Then there's the darkness we face of suicide, because living in constant pain is no fun. It's depressing and very lonely not having support from our medical professionals and government departments like Centrelink. 

Studies find commonalities in people that are more prone to suicide attempts and completed suicides. The list of characteristics includes:

Being a woman. Men complete suicide four times more, but women are three times more likely to attempt suicide.
Chronic pain — regardless of the source.
Poor psychological health marked by high levels of depression and anxiety or low self-esteem.
Poor sleep, which includes trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, poor sleep continuity, and poor quality of sleep.
If you look at these four characteristics, an association should become clear between factors that lead to suicide and symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Even more interesting is the idea that people with fibro will have more thoughts and attempts of suicide than other groups with chronic pain. The multiple layers and dimensions of fibro lead to a more negative impact that chronic pain alone.


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