22 ‘Embarrassing’ Symptoms of Fibromyalgia We Don’t Talk About

If you live with a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, you may be all-too-familiar with the frustrating and undesirable symptoms it can cause. Although there’s no reason to feel ashamed of any symptoms or side effects you experience, it can still be embarrassing when brain fog causes you to forget what you were saying in the middle of an important work meeting, or a sudden burst of pain makes you drop the dishes you were putting away in the kitchen.

While it may be difficult to talk about the less-than-glamorous symptoms fibro can produce, being honest and open about the many ways it can affect someone is an important step toward raising awareness of this complex and often-misunderstood condition. That’s why we asked our community to share some of the “embarrassing” fibromyalgia symptoms they’ve experienced – symptoms we may not talk about often, but ones that deserve recognition and understanding nonetheless.

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