I want to talk to my primary care physician about my pain and fatigue but whenever I try, I become emotional and embarrassed. How can I discuss my symptoms so he'll better understand how I feel?
I want to make sure my rheumatologist knows about the pain and stiffness rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is causing, but I'm afraid of being thought of as a complainer. What is the best way to discuss the RA symptoms I am experiencing?
I want to share my fibromyalgia diagnosis with my family and friends but, having been viewed as a "complainer" over the years, I'm worried they won't take me seriously. How can I best articulate my condition so that I receive support, not skepticism?
As I watch other parents with kids, I wonder how my fibromyalgia symptoms will hamper my efforts to be an active parent. What can I do to balance my energy, play with my kids and still take good care of myself?
Fibromyalgia is a complicated condition. What are some tips for communicating effectively with my health care provider about how to manage the disorder?