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...