Survey: Fibromyalgia Affects Life Decisions, Having Children
Today, the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) and American Pain Foundation (APF) announced the results of a new survey from citizens living with fibromyalgia –a widespread neurosensory disorder characterized by widespread pain and tenderness– and other chronic pain conditions. Of those surveyed, 92 percent said fibromyalgia affected major life decisions such as having children. For those considering children, 62 percent were concerned about how they would care for the child, 53 percent were concerned about going through child birth and 49 percent were concerned about a further lack of lack of sleep with a child.
Of the more than 650 respondents who already have children under the age of 18 years, 95 percent reported it affects at least one of their parenting duties.In addition, 7 out of 10 people said chronic pain conditions limit their ability to care for their family.Add a Comment