Fibromyalgia Support in Wales
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Disease or not disease

Is fybromyalgia a proper disease, as I have been talking to a few people and even though we are all in constant pain and have to put up with all the other things that come with fybromyalgia, someone said that doesnt matter but because you are depressed thats why you can have the sick pay, surely that is all wrong, the pain and everything else is causeing you to get depressed and tearfull.

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Hi, Fibromyalgia is classed as a disability, and a combination of many symptoms, as as you logically say it is not solely due to the one symptom of depression that you get sick pay and yes,it is wrong. The other thing is that we have individual experiences of this condition. It took me a long time to understand how it affects me and not to compare my condition with others.


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