Fibromyalgia Poems

Sensitivities with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia has a whole host of symptoms

Sensitivities to lots of different things

Are among the most difficult to get your head around

Loud noises can be unbearable

And certain sounds make your skin crawl

And exacerbate your other symptoms


You develop sensitivities to foods

That you’ve never had problems with before

Making it hard to know what to avoid

Bright lights especially at night

Can give you the worst headache

And it makes driving difficult


Your skin becomes sensitive to the touch

Even a brush of the skin can hurt

Or a gesture like a hug excruciating

Certain smells can make you ill

Even nicer smells like perfumes

Can make you nauseous


Sensibility to heat and cold is most irritable

As any weather extremes can set off your symptoms

And leave you bed bound

These are some of the reasons a social life can be hard

Just going out for a meal can set off so many sensitivities

So please bear with me if I’m struggling

4 thoughts on “Sensitivities with Fibromyalgia”

  1. I definitely find the temperature sensitivity one of the harder things to deal with because I seem to be endlessly cold, and it’s miserable. Luckily, my skin isn’t too sensitive to touch, though I’m ‘delicate’ when it comes to hugs or someone poking me or grabbing me as a joke (usually my dad!) without realising it hurts so much. A very apt post because many don’t realise the sensitivities, the way they can affect so many areas of day to day life and put challenges in the way that others don’t necessarily have. xx

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    1. Me too! Being cold is the worst. No matter what I do I just can’t get warm once I’m cold. Exactly! That’s why I felt the need to write about this… It’s just a forgotten part of fibromyalgia with such a big impact 💜

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