10. Lack of care and support
Again, while there is no research to back this up, reports from experiences of those suffering from chronic illness are sufficient to prove that the level of care and support received from family and friends has an effect on the management of the condition and on general well-being.
The biopsychosocial model of health takes into consideration the fact that lack of care and support can raise the stress/anxiety levels of someone suffering from a chronic illness, and in the case of fibromyalgia, an increase in stress and anxiety levels can consequently worsen the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
The list presented is not exhaustive, but the information and knowledge supplied will surely be of help in productively managing the health of a fibromyalgia patient. It is hoped that this will be found useful in preventing undesired flare-ups of fibromyalgia symptoms and in improving the patients’ quality of life in general.