Knowing when to set up limits is an honest discussion that any fibromyalgia patient should have with not only themselves, but their partners and those around them. If being intimate is becoming an issue, openly talking to a partner about these pains and feelings. Remember, those that want to be there for you will understand the pain! This disease can be difficult to understand and diagnose, meaning that research into the disease is still lacking when compared to other chronic pain illnesses and diseases. Ask about options such as a counselor or changing up a diet to find possible improvements that could benefit not only ones self, but relationships with many individuals.