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It's not easy when someone you care about has fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. See what you need to know about the conditions and how you can ease your own burdens.

Living With Someone Who Has Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Living with someone who has fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome can be difficult, but you can learn how to deal with the emotions and changes you face because you're living with someone who has fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.

What's Going On? A Simple Explanation of Fibromyalgia
Have you tried to understand fibromyalgia but can't get past the medical jargon? Are you struggling to comprehend how a bizarre conglomeration of symptoms that come and go can all stem from one condition? Get a simple explanation of what's going on in the body of someone with fibromyalgia.

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - A Simple Explanation
Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult. If someone in your life has this debilitating condition, you can help them a lot by understanding chronic fatigue syndrome better and relating to what they go through.

Things Not to Say to Someone With Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Some statements are like nails on the chalkboard to someone with these illnesses. See what not to say, and what we'd like to hear instead.

Understanding Fibromyalgia: Frequently Asked Questions
Understanding fibromyalgia is difficult. Get started on the path toward understanding fibromyalgia by getting answers to common questions. Also find out how to get answers to your own questions.

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Frequently Asked Questions
Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult. Get started on the path toward understanding chronic fatigue syndrome by getting answers to common questions. Also find out how to get answers to your own questions.

The Spoon Theory
This one has become a classic - it's one of the best ever descriptions of what it's like to live with an illness that robs you of so much energy.

Fibromyalgia Fact Sheet
Get basic facts about fibromyalgia, treating fibromyalgia, symptoms of fibromyalgia, diagnosing fibromyalgia, what doctors treat fibromyalgia and more. Also get links to more in-depth information about all the topics covered.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fact Sheet
Get the facts of chronic fatigue syndrome, including chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms, how chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed, and how chronic fatigue syndrome is treated.

Chronic Fatigue vs. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
What's the difference between chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome? How are the two conditions diagnosed? What causes CF and CFS?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia Gift Ideas
Are you buying a gift for someone with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia? Get lots of guidelines and ideas for appropriate and thoughtful...

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