Many people try to ignore their pain and the other symptoms of fibromyalgia, hoping they'll somehow magically go away. In fact, many minor pains that people experience eventually do go away, such as a temporary stomach upset from something that you ate, a bruise from a minor fall, and so forth. But when your pain and other symptoms hang on, continue to escalate, and become harder and harder to ignore, pretending they're not there is a mistake.
Chronic pain is an indication that something is wrong and that you should consult a physician. (Read Chapter 4 for further information on the pain of fibromyalgia.)
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