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How should employers address fatigue and weakness due to fibromyalgia?

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To address fibromyalgia-related fatigue and weakness, employers should consider:

  • Reducing or eliminating physical exertion and workplace stress
  • Scheduling periodic rest breaks away from the workstation
  • Allowing a flexible work schedule and flexible use of leave time
  • Allowing the employee to work from home
  • Implementing ergonomic workstation design

From: Fibromyalgia: Work and Disability WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Labor: Accommodation and Compliance Series: "Employees with Fibromyalgia Syndrome." Social Security Administration: "Benefits for People with Disabilities." McIlwain, H, MD, and Bruce, D, PhD. Holt, 2007.


The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

EpicGenetics, Inc.: 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 250, Santa Monica, CA, 90404.

Behm, F. , 2012. BMC Clinical Pathology

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 24, 2019

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Labor: Accommodation and Compliance Series: "Employees with Fibromyalgia Syndrome." Social Security Administration: "Benefits for People with Disabilities." McIlwain, H, MD, and Bruce, D, PhD. Holt, 2007.


The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

EpicGenetics, Inc.: 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 250, Santa Monica, CA, 90404.

Behm, F. , 2012. BMC Clinical Pathology

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 24, 2019

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