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The Importance of Self-Love with Fibromyalgia

The Importance of Self-Love with Fibromyalgia

Often people view mental health and physical health as two entirely different things. Unfortunately, often mental health is overlooked and has negative social stigma related to the person suffering from those health issues.

However, mental health and physical health go hand in hand. In recent years, the idea of self-love has become more widespread and disseminated throughout bigger audiences. Learning how to deal with emotional turmoil, mental health illnesses, and how to positively channel anxious energy can greatly improve patients’ quality of life.

Furthermore, people who previously did not live with any mental illness may find themselves dealing with new mental health issues upon receiving a chronic illness diagnosis. Many patients with chronic illness find that not only do they have more challenges doing things physically, but they also feel mental and emotional challenges, and often experience sharp drops in self-esteem.

It is normal to take one’s body for granted until one gets sick. It is like when people get a really bad cold and suddenly can’t breathe through their noses, so they daydream about the days of yore when they could breathe through their nose and took it for granted. However, this “cold” is a chronic illness, which means that unlike the theoretical cold, this will be around much longer. Upon realizing the fragility of the body, patients may feel angry, resentful, or even afraid of their own bodies.