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How does fibromyalgia affect my sex life?

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If you have fibromyalgia, you may also face challenges in your sex life. You could be experiencing loss of libido or having difficulty with sexual performance. It's also possible your libido is healthy, but the deep muscle pain and stiffness of fibromyalgia keep you from enjoying sex the way you used to.

Talking openly with your doctor and following a few practical tips can help you resolve problems associated with fibromyalgia, pain, and sex. Then you can begin to enjoy this aspect of your life again.

From: Fibromyalgia and Sex WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options." Baldini, G., Andrade, P., Alqualo-Costa, R, Gallinaro, A., Lage, L. , September 2003. McIlwain H. and Bruce, D. , Holt, 2007.


Arthritis and RheumatismThe Fibromyalgia Handbook

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options." Baldini, G., Andrade, P., Alqualo-Costa, R, Gallinaro, A., Lage, L. , September 2003. McIlwain H. and Bruce, D. , Holt, 2007.


Arthritis and RheumatismThe Fibromyalgia Handbook

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

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