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...

Is Fibromyalgia Responsible of My Sleep Problems?

Fibromyalgia is a condition suffered from 2 to 20% of the global population and, in some instances, the patient doesn’t even know they’re suffering from it. This is due to the fact that it doesn’t have physical symptoms as it is from the neurological origin. Many of its symptoms are directly related to sleep...

There are Many Invisible Symptoms of Fibromyalgia, I Feel Worse Than I Look

Fibromyalgia Symptoms can include: Irritability Chronic Fatigue Headaches Sensitivity to Light/Noise Achy Joints Brain Fog Sleep Problems Abdominal Pain Migraines Numbness Slow Digestion/Constipation Anxiety Exhaustion Insomnia Cramps Widespread Muscle Pain Weakness Tingling Nausea Achy Bones Difficulty Speaking Irritable Bowel Syndrome Stiffness Mood Disturbances Read our other article on Personality Change Because of Fibromyalgia, CLICK HERE

A Coloring Book and a Person with Fibromyalgia Walk into a Bar

What helps you forget the Pain? Show your support by Commenting! Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ivette Ramos Levy. I am a dyslexic artist that loves coloring. My favorite part about creating artwork and designing coloring illustrations is watching how art encourages people to find their own creative side. In my experience the process...

Is it Possible to Have a Successful Career While Suffering From Fibromyalgia And Endometriosis?

Do you manage to Pursue your Career? Share and Comment to show your Support!  I’m sure you can agree with me on this topic: Is not possible, or at least, extremely difficult to pursue a career suffering from fibromyalgia and endometriosis. I remember that, once I finished high school I could not go to a college...

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...

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fіbrоmуаlgіа or FM is іnсrеаѕіnglу recognized as an іllnеѕѕ dеfіnеd bу сhrоnіс pain. It includes wіdеѕрrеаd muѕсulоѕkеlеtаl pain аnd ѕtіffnеѕѕ, ѕоft іѕѕuе tenderness, оvеrаll fаtіguе and ѕlеер рrоblеmѕ. Anу раrt of the bоdу can bе affected, but thе mоѕt соmmоn sites оf pain аrе thе nесk, bасk, ѕhоuldеrѕ, pelvic аrеа and hands. Pаtіеntѕ with...

Why Service Dogs for Fibromyalgia are the Best Thing to Happen

We recently asked Becca Mason some questions about service dogs. What type of diseases can service dogs help? They assist people who have a variety of disabilities. Like people wheelchairs, people with diabetes, autism, PTSD, seizures, asthma, people with ms, fibromyalgia, food allergies, pain disorders, narcolepsy, Alzheimer's, memory disorders and mobility problems, and that's just a...

Fibromyalgia and Endometriosis: Are these Two Related?

What is your opinion, are Fibromyalgia and Endometriosis related? Tell us in the comments! Since the first month, I got my period (14 years old) I was in incapacitating pain. My neighbors knew I was on my period days because my mom will take me (almost had to carry me) to the car and rush...

Can Losing Weight Get Rid of Fibromyalgia?

Some have wondered if they lost a bit of weight, if that would get rid of their fibromyalgia. Others have been told that they should lose weight if they want to get rid of their fibro. And there are those that cannot lose any more weight so assume that losing weight simply is a...

Coping Strategies For Really Busy Occasions

Evеrуоnе hаѕ busy days аt wоrk. Whеthеr wе have tо submit our taxes or fіnіѕh a bіg рrоjесt duе tоmоrrоw, bеіng swamped at work is a rеgulаr оссurrеnсе. Unfortunately, our gооd habits аrе оftеn thе fіrѕt thіngѕ tо fаll by thе wауѕіdе whеn wе’rе bust, but it dоеѕn’t hаvе tо bе thіѕ wау. Yоu...

Strong Enough To Come Back To Life!

What are your top 3 solutions to help you cope? Share to show your support! Chronic Pain is very hard to beat, it is an everyday battle in which some days I win but some days brings me down. I have needed psychological treatment, not because I’m crazy (my mother had me tested), but because it is...

I’m Fighting Fibromyalgia With a New Diet

Do you think that Fibromyalgia is related to the persons' weight? Can losing weight help with the Fibromyalgia symptoms? Tell us in the comments! Saturday morning, so much to do!…. but, guess what?; an intense pain on my feet, elbows, and right hip woke up at 8 am. I know, I know… I would have...

27 Real Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is disorder with a collection of various medical problems. It cannot be traced to just only one symptom. It causes chronic pain to the victim that affects every aspect of their life. Below are the three symptoms of fibromyalgia that can be directly linked with a fibromyalgia diagnosis: Fatigue Cognitive difficulties. Widespread pain on...

I have Fibromyalgia Because of a Car Accident

What was your first Fibro Symptom? Show your support by Commenting! On a cold Friday evening in February 1999. My then husband and I were following my brother in 2 cars from bar to bar enjoying a night of food, songs, and a few drinks after a hard work week. I was in the passenger seat of the...

I Feel Like My Pain Will Never End

What helps you deal with the Pain? Show your support by Commenting! I have been living with pain since 1996! Every time I would tell a doctor they would just explain that after having four children my body was trying to get back to normal. I knew that wasn’t why my back hurt all day and I couldn’t...

Fibromyalgia is a Real Disease

How do you cope with fibromyalgia? Share to show your Support!  When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I was so excited. I thought that since I have been diagnosed I will be better. However, most people are still not able to grasp what fibromyalgia actually is. Either that or that doesn’t sound like a real disease....

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...

My Fibro Life – Do You Have a Relief Spot?

Do you have a relief spot? Where? Show your support by Commenting! Hello again! I just love to write my stories, THANK YOU FOR READING!! This “blog” has been a great help! it’s just an amazing feeling to share your everyday life, just by putting it all in sentences, it’s an automatic relief. So, today has been a...

Chronic Illness Controlled My Life

If there was one thing that could help people understand your illness or pain, what would it be? How would you describe it? Show your support by Commenting! Back in 1990, a month after graduating High School, I was diagnosed with both Lupus AND Fibromyalgia. I was too sick to the point that attending college...

Breaking News: Possible Vaccine to Treat Fibromyalgia

For too long millions have suffered from Fibromyalgia. A cure could be around the corner. Soon those afflicted with it won’t have chronic fatigue and chronic pain often associated with fibromyalgia. The Immunobiology Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital directed by Denise Faustman, M.D., Ph.D., is looking for this cure. The hospital was given a...

My New Fibromyalgia Life – Part 2

Has it been Hard for You to Accept your New Life with Fibromyalgia? Comment Below! Brace for impact!! Is a good way to describe the terrible feeling that I have when a flare is coming. When I take all my pills and still, I pass the night sleepless, I know that the next day fibro...

Fibromyalgia and its Relationship with Migraines

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in the muscles and fatigue throughout the body, particularly in what are called "tender points", which are sites or sensitive points that hurt when pressed. This pain, being continuous, causes various consequences in the body, greatly disrupting the quality of life of people suffering from this condition....

Why is No One Talking About Fibromyalgia?

First, Fibromyalgia is a real disease and affects hundreds of thousands of people around the world. However, even with countless people suffering from it some refuse to believe it’s a real disease. Some think we are making it up for attention while others believe we are making it up to be lazy. What makes it...

Coping with Fibromyalgia

How do you Cope with Fibro? Show your support by Commenting! Fibromyalgia cannot be seen because it doesn’t cause visible symptoms. It is a physical pain that you have, but most people don’t know about it. Some people may think that it is everything in your head, however, it’s real. The truth is that those who never...

Tips for Dealing with Fibromyalgia

What is the nicest thing you can do for Yourself to Feel Better? Share and Comment to show your Support! I have been so many years with Fibromyalgia, and I still haven’t been able to fully cope with it. I tried various things and nothing has been the best solution but a few have been handy and helpful...

Living With Chronic Pain

Hi everyone, I here to discuss how I deal with lower back pain following two back surgeries. At first, after my surgery, I felt so helpless. I needed help doing just about everything. But as I got physically stronger I realized what was holding me back was my emotions. Half the battle was the pain but...

There are 7 Stages to Fibromyalgia, I am Stage 4. What are you?

You feel like your body isn’t acting right. You are a little tired and feel some pain There is more pain in your body, and you’re taking a medication to relieve the pain. Everyday you feel tired and worn out. You constantly feel everything. Constant Pain, Constant Fatigue, and Constantly wanting to stop...

My Energy Level? Close to Zero!

What's the most frustrating part of Fibromyalgia? Share and Comment to show your Support!  Out of all the symptoms Fibromyalgia brings, for me the fatigue is the absolute worst. This has been a very strange week for me. I spent almost every day on my sofa, it is so frustrating because your mind wants to do so...

I have a Chronic Illness so Don’t Be Surprised If…

Living with a chronic illness is tough.  It takes over almost every aspect of your life. Because of this it also takes over your friends and family sometimes. I say this because you can no longer spend the time you want with your family or hang out with your friends. Your chronic illness has...

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...

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...

Fibro Fog: The Most Annoying Symptom of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia as a condition does not have a known origin. It presents itself as a generalized muscle pain throughout the body and areas that become hypersensitive to pressure at specific points, called ‘Tender points’, mainly in the neck, shoulders, back, hip, arms and legs. Until recently, doctors believed that patients imagined the pain because...

10 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Being in pain can destroy the life that you have. You begin to have to rearrange your plans around your pain. It can keep you from getting out of bed. If can keep you from being able to think clearly. Fibromyalgia is a condition that can completely change your life. Which is why we...

Will Fibromyalgia Get Better With Time?

Fibromyalgia Syndrome or FMS ѕuffеrеrѕ tеnd tо fееl hореlеѕѕ bаѕеd on thе соmmоn аѕѕumрtіоn thаt this сhrоnіс соndіtіоn has nо cure. Hоwеvеr, bеіng асtіvеlу іnvоlvеd wіth personal hеаlth issues has proven beneficial іn multiple соndіtіоnѕ аnd іllnеѕѕеѕ, аnd FMS іѕ certainly nоt аn еxсерtіоn. Mаnу FMS ѕuffеrеrѕ have rероrtеd varying degrees оf ѕuссеѕѕ аnd...

What is Fibromyalgia Rash, and How Can I treat it?

Fibromyalgia Rash takes its name from the condition it develops from. It’s a skin condition that manifests in a variety of forms, both to further understand it we first need to know it’s origin: fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition with no known origin that presents itself as generalized muscle pain throughout the body, with some...

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...

Muscle Spasms in Fibromyalgia

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  One of the symptoms that can cause more pain in Fibromyalgia is the muscle spasms. These spasms contract the muscles, and it is very difficult to relax them afterward. Places where the muscles usually contract are the neck, back, and thighs, but it is not limited to these parts of the body. Besides, it...

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...

Fibromyalgia is a Very Painful Disease, What is Your Pain Level?

Comment Below what your Pain Level Is!

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...

Let Me Tell You About My Pain

What words do you need to remember on your bad days? Show your support by Commenting! I need to write about my painful week… My feet hurt bad, I think before taking a step is called “Plantar Fasciitis”, followed by my knees, they hurt like screaming that they don’t hold my weight any longer. Oh weight, let’s...

7 Things People Without Fibromyalgia Wouldn’t Understand

Someone has told you that ‘you don’t look sick’ via GIPHY You’ve been late to work multiple times as getting out of bed was too hard At least once, you’ve slept for 12 hours but still felt exhausted after waking up You own multiple heat packs or ice packs and probably have them positioned...

Try to be in Our Shoes

Have you ever had to explain what Fibromyalgia is? Do people have a hard time understanding it? You’re not alone. We sufferers have all had to deal with disbelief at one point in time. If they tried to live in our shoes for just one day, they wouldn’t be able to cope. We are strong...

Top Ten Binges What Fibromites are Binging NOW

By Kara Sandoval Looking for a new binge to help you get through a flare? We recently polled the 20k members of the Fibromyalgia Memes Support Group on Facebook and asked them what they are currently binging. With over 50 programs mentioned across several genres, we’ve decided to share their top ten. Vikings (2013-)...

Personality Change Because of Fibromyalgia

Did your Personality change because of Fibro? Show your support by Commenting! My dad’s health has gotten worse throughout the years as he has been battling fibromyalgia. His personality has changed from when I was growing up and knew him, now it feels like his personality and character has changed so much that I feel like I...

How much Would you have? I would have $40

Your body has felt like it was just in a wrestling Match -$15 Trying to fall asleep for the past 5 hours - $25 Forgot what you were just doing - $10 Multiple body parts have felt Numb -$10 Temporary vision problems - $5 Disturbing Nightmares - $10 Tried joining a Clinical Research...

This is an Amazing Quote to Remember

Just because I have Fibromyalgia does not mean that changes who I am. Don’t talk to me differently. Don’t Love me differently. I want to be treated the same way as before. I will always be the same person in your heart even if my body does change. This change doesn’t change the memories...

Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia

Fіbrоmуаlgіа іѕ a ѕеvеrе muѕсlе dіѕоrdеr thаt саn оftеn lеаvе patients сrіррlеd or unаblе to саrrу out thеіr dаіlу tаѕkѕ. To mаkе thіngѕ wоrѕе, thе ѕуmрtоmѕ and causes оf fіbrоmуаlgіа are ѕо vast that раtіеntѕ may bесоmе оvеrwhеlmеd. Some may not know how fibromyalgia developed оr if there is a cure available to them. Mеdісаl...

Fibromyalgia: Here’s What People Don’t See

Fibromyalgia is like an Iceberg. An Iceberg has over 90% of its mass below the surface. Meaning that you don’t see 90% of the iceberg. This is a good metaphor for Fibromyalgia as its effects are not always outward facing. You don’t necessarily know all the symptoms that someone might be facing because some...

We Found the Top 10 Fibromyalgia Meme’s/Jokes

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVBHrMXhNgi/?taken-by=fibromyalgia_inspirational https://www.instagram.com/p/BU2uCTQB9Xe/?taken-by=fibromyalgia_inspirational https://www.instagram.com/p/BUux8qvhdTO/?taken-by=fibromyalgia_inspirational See No 4 Here Number 5 Number 6 Number 7 Number 8 Number 9 Number 10

How To Live with Fibromyalgia

Symptoms аnd Dіаgnоѕіѕ of Fіbrоmуаlgіа Fibromyalgia is a ѕоft tіѕѕuе fоrm оf rheumatoid arthritis. Whеn іt strikes a реrѕоn wіth a рrеvіоuѕlу vеrу асtіvе lіfе wіll bесоmе plagued wіth соnѕtаnt раіn and fatigue. Usually, a раtіеnt wіll соmрlаіn оf feeling achy аll over and being tіrеd соnѕtаntlу. Crіtеrіоn tо сlаѕѕіfу thе ѕуmрtоmѕ of fіbrоmуаlgіа have...

Congratulations! Fibromyalgia Took Away Everything

What are you grateful for? Who helped you the most while you were going through the worst period of your disease? Show your support by Commenting! Ever since I can remember I’ve been sick. As early as 4, I cried every single day cause I was too tired to get up, I begged to be left...

Weighted Blankets and Fibromyalgia: What is the Relation?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in the muscles and fatigue throughout the body but particularly in what are called tender points. These are sensitive points that hurt when pressed and generate pain that can be constant and cause various consequences in the body, deteriorating considerably the quality of lives of people with...

How to Diagnose Fibromyalgia?

Unfоrtunаtеlу fibromyalgia іѕ nоt wеll undеrѕtооd by dосtоrѕ. Sоmе оf thе роѕѕіblе ѕуmрtоmѕ are: fаtіguе, іnѕоmnіа, tіѕѕuе pain, аnd tеndеr роіntѕ. Doctors hаvе not fоund a cure yet fоr fibromyalgia but they аrе still ѕеаrсhіng fоr оnе. Mоѕtlу wоmеn аrе аffесtеd bу fіbrоmуаlgіа. Frоm thе wоrld'ѕ рорulаtіоn, 3.4% оf women have thіѕ dіѕеаѕе аnd оnlу...

Will Fibromyalgia Get Better With Time?

Fibromyalgia Syndrome or FMS ѕuffеrеrѕ tеnd tо fееl hореlеѕѕ bаѕеd on thе соmmоn аѕѕumрtіоn thаt this сhrоnіс соndіtіоn has nо cure. Hоwеvеr, bеіng асtіvеlу іnvоlvеd wіth personal hеаlth issues has proven beneficial іn multiple соndіtіоnѕ аnd іllnеѕѕеѕ, аnd FMS іѕ certainly nоt аn еxсерtіоn. Mаnу FMS ѕuffеrеrѕ have rероrtеd varying degrees оf ѕuссеѕѕ аnd...

Radical Acceptance: My New Fibromyalgia Life

What helps you move forward on difficult days? Share to show your Support!  I am a Civil Engineer, wife, and mother of 3. In 2014, I fell hard in a parking lot. This accident began my journey with Fibromyalgia. My denial was so strong that I visited six different Rheumatologists and they all reached the same diagnosis. I...

5 Fibromyalgia Symptoms I wish I Could Let go of

1. This isn’t necessarily a symptom in our own bodies but it happens to those that don’t have Fibro. They don’t believe that we have it. Them not believing our story is definitely terrible as it doesn’t make getting treatment or talking to them easier. 2. They definitely suck and having them on top of...

Why Sleeping With Fibromyalgia Can Be Tough

Fibromyalgia is a painful condition associated with fatigue and cognitive difficulties. Much is still unknown about Fibromyalgia and researchers are hard at work to learn more about it. Infection or physical or emotional trauma can bring about Fibromyalgia symptoms and you may be more likely to develop it if you have family members who...

I Have a Disease That Cannot Be Seen

What was your first symptom? Show your support by Commenting! I was only in my teens when I began having terrible body aches. My mom had been diagnosed what was then called “fibrocytes” and I seemed to be having the same, widespread pain. At times had an awful time getting out of bed due to pain and...

What People Say When They Don’t Understand Fibromyalgia

What is the silliest advice you've gotten from the know-it-all people? Show your support by Sharing and Commenting! If I had a dime for everything people have told me about Fibromyalgia over the years, I would be a millionaire by now. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia when much wasn’t know about this invisible disease, so I...

What’s Inside Someone with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia has so many different symptoms, it can be confusing trying to remember them all. We’re trying to make that a little easier for everyone dealing with fibromyalgia in one way or another. We are creating an E-Book all about Fibromyalgia and how to make your life with it a little easier. And you...

Clubfoot Can Be Treated

How do you deal with Nosy People? Share and Comment to show your Support! When I was 25 and just about five and a half months pregnant with my first child, I found out he had clubfoot. When I would tell family and friends, most would be supportive and tell me it’s no big deal,...

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10 Causes of Fibro Your Doctor Would Never Tell You About

Gluten Intolerance Being Gluten intolerant leads to a multiple of diseases, one of which being fibromyalgia. Thyroid Most people with a Thyroid problem usually have no idea that they in fact have a problem. It’s important to check markers in your blood to make sure that your thyroid gland is functioning properly Vitamin Deficiencies Magnesium, Vitamin...

To Someone Who Has Just been Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia

My name is Susan and this is my message to anyone that has just been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. As someone who has dealt with Fibromyalgia for a few years now, I feel like I can offer some words of advice for those who are just entering this new world. It can definitely be a pain...

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...

Top Five Fibromyalgia Books, You Need To Read These!

By Kara Sandoval There are so many resources these days for people who live with fibromyalgia. In fact, the vast amount of information available can be overwhelming. Thanks to goodreads.com, we were able to compile a list of the top five books that fibromites are reading NOW. Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A...

Living With Fibromyalgia For Seven Years

How is fibromyalgia affecting your life? Share to show your Support!  My story begins seven years ago, on May 2nd, 2011 when I lost my dear Mother to cancer. It was very quick. She found out in February and died three months later. We had never been particularly close, up until thirteen years ago when we...

Giving My Disease A Name Saved My Life

Did you feel relief after you found out the name of your Disease? Show your support by Commenting! My name is Brittanie, In 2017 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I’d had a series of issues Insomnia, constantly tired, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), along with a host of other complications. I had always wondered why it felt like...

How is Fibromyalgia Treated?

Chronic соndіtіоnѕ lіkе fibromyalgia саn mаkе daily life a сhоrе. Wіth fatigue, inflammation аnd widespread раіn, fіbrоmуаlgіа rеquіrеѕ a number оf trеаtmеnt орtіоnѕ to соmbаt thе symptoms. Today, trеаtmеntѕ for thе pain аnd fаtіguе include mеdісаtіоn, muѕсlе еxеrсіѕеѕ аnd supplements, which are incredibly іmроrtаnt tо maintain energy levels аnd ѕuрроrt bоdіlу funсtіоnѕ. Evеn раtіеntѕ...
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