Friday, May 20, 2011

Fibro and Relationships

Okay readers, you might want the kids to step away from the computer as you read this entry because I'll be talking about sex again.  It's not often that I post twice in one day, but I just had to this time because this article got me thinking.

http://www.fmcfsme.com/art_yoursexdrivewithfibromyalgiacfs.php

Everything in the article is wonderful.  It has great tips for people dealing with this beast that can be a pain in the neck when it comes to sex.  I've been advocating having a healthy sexual relationship with your partner ever since I was diagnosed too.  There's just one thing that keeps bugging me and that's the fact that some people look at their medications as a reason not to have sex.

Yep, it's a sad state.  There are a ton of people walking around in this world putting up with medications that have lousy side effects because they feel trapped.  These medications may help with the physical pain, but they certainly can't be doing much for the emotional neglect and pain that one feels when they have no desire to be intimate with the one they love.

I know exactly how these people feel because I was there too.  I felt completely trapped.  I thought there was no way out for me or my husband.  But that changed once I started to open up and communicate to him and my doctor.

Opening up the discussion about sex with your doctor can be tough.  It can be embarrassing and can reek havoc on your self-esteem.  But it's still a topic you should delve into with your doctor since they also want you to be as healthy as you can be.  This video from Health.com proves that sex is a healthy desire to have at any age and it's also an issue that many providers can help you with.



Stay fabulous!
Love and friendship,

Kimberley
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