You assuredly have lots of company on this one. Just getting the arms and/or legs to cooperate can be painful let alone *anything else*. We've talked around this topic off and on but it always good to bring it up again if it's something that's bothering you. It's hard to talk about
because it's something many of us are shy about
and it's generally a sensitive topic when things aren't going right.
When intimacy is a problem it can lead to other problems, mostly emotional. It's difficult to feel good about
yourself when we feel like you can't even function sexually. Many people end up with depression and it can center around this topic.
In my opinion I think it's best to talk about
it with your partner as well as other people with fibro. Feeling like you're 'alone' or 'the only one' is something we've all felt. I know I sure have. That's hard on your self esteem and we have enough to deal with already.
You might try talking to your doctor or gynecologist to see if there's something they can do or suggest to help the situation. Can't hurt to try and the rewards could be wonderful.
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