Getting a Mammogram with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A mammogram is painful for most women. Add Fibromyalgia into the equation and the pain in the nerves in the area is tremendous. Most of us can’t stand the lightest touch.
I have had many mammograms in my 59 years of life. The first ones didn’t bother me much, but once the Fibromyalgia had settled in to full flare-up there was no way I could get by without intense pain.
Ladies I now inform my technician of my Fibromyalgia and ask them to press only as hard as they absolutely have to. Amazingly they don’t have to squish as hard as they do. They were able to get the pictures without squeezing hard. And I don’t have to scream in agony. Yes, they can hurt that much due to the Fibromyalgia.
Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh
-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses
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