I am hesitant to post this, but I think it’s important to acknowledge the lack of understanding about Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
Most of you are familiar with the Reddit site. You may know their tag line; Trending News and Honest Conversations. I must admit, Reddit was a foreign site to me until it came up in a google search. I clicked on the site and read a disturbing conversation. It states that it has been ‘archived’ but looks to have taken place only one year ago.
The person who asks the gateway question is either a personal trainer or a Dojo instructor. He (or she) has their first fibromyalgia “student” and is seeking out assistance on training alternatives.
The conversation that ensues stunned me. It starts out well, then goes downhill. There is a point where a confrontation ends up getting nasty, and the commenter deletes all of their posts. To enrage a person that much, this commenter must have said some very ignorant stuff. I do find the final comment satisfactory, apparently, a physical therapist who understands fibro.
***This may be disturbing to read, choose wisely.***
It is very apparent to me that the misconceptions about fibromyalgia are very much alive and well. What I take away from this conversation is that we have so much more to do when advocating for Fibromyalgia Awareness.