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 effects 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 below!
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