Fibromyalgia, You’re Not The Boss of Me!

Many days, in the haze between waking and rising, I lie there in my bed, full of hope for the day.  Making plans, picking outfits in my head, deciding what I’m going to tackle, or make for dinner ...you know, normal everyday things like most people. These ideas come before I actually attempt to get...

I Waited 4 Decades to Get Diagnosed

How long did you wait to get diagnosed? Share to Show your Support! I was only 10 years old, and I already hated my life! I woke up in so much pain again that it felt like my legs were literally trying to tear themselves off of me. My mom had taken me to all...

Accepting a Chronic Disease

What are your top 3 solutions to help you cope? Share it in the Comments Below! Before you go to the doctor you are hoping and praying that it is not serious. You are hoping it is something that will go away with treatment. Then the day comes and your life changes forever. You go through all...

Sleeping Beauty and the Pea – A Two for One Tale

What words do you need to remember on your bad days? Share to Raise Awareness! I am writing this for me. But also, for you. In an effort to try and explain the journey I’m on. People continuously ask, why and how? What did I do to cause this? Or what do I think caused...

I Refuse to Let Fibromyalgia Win

Would you find it difficult to believe me if I said, that at this very moment as I type this, I am in agonizing pain? Pain so unreal it often leaves me bed-ridden, counting the moments until it passes. My hips relentless spasm as my knees double in size and stiffen. Meanwhile, my neck...

Lamenting the Love of a Bath

Do you suffer while showering as a fibromyalgia patient? Share to show your support! One of the curses of having Fibromyalgia is something called “allodynia”. Allodynia (Ancient Greek άλλος állos “other” and οδύνη odúnē “pain”) refers to central pain sensitization (increased response of neurons) following normally non-painful, often repetitive, stimulation. Allodynia can lead to the triggering...

Blaming Myself

How do you keep your faith and hope? Share to show your support! I used to blame myself for having Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain and not being able to do things like everyone else. I figured there must have been something I had done in my past to cause it. I was a pretty rebellious...

Top 3 Home Appliances for Fibromyalgia

Have you heard about these gadgets before? Share your ideas to increase awareness!   Fibromyalgia is a very debilitating condition, it comes with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and the medications that help with the pain make you sleepy or lightheaded in most cases. I’m a Civil Engineer, mother of 3 and I have been a...

Living With Fibromyalgia

Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia? Share your Story with us in the Comments! I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia five or six years ago. I thought that it would be impossible to live with. I had been exposed to every therapy possible, physical therapy, aqua therapy, needling, cortisone, and ultrasound. I had a breast reduction to...

Disabled? Not Me!

What kind of symptoms do you have? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! I’m a 41-year old Civil Engineer, mother of 3 and diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2013. I worked hard to keep my job (which I loved and miss to pieces), but the condition progressed rapidly and my contract was canceled, after 9...
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