Fibromyalgia Poems

Stomach Issues and Fibromyalgia

Stomach issues and fibromyalgia go hand in hand

It is the most unpredictable symptom

And you never know when it’s going to act up

You can develop intolerances to certain foods

This happens at random without any warning

Suddenly you can’t eat that food anymore

Regularly prone to indigestion and cramps

Nausea and and upset stomach due to pain or fatigue

Something you ate or for no reason at all

Irritable bowel syndrome is a crossover illness

That is connected to fibromyalgia and chronic illness

Your bowel is as unpredictable as your pain

There are things you can do to avoid stomach issues

Cut out foods that aggravate it

Try not to drink alcohol very often

Stress at work or home can make it worse

Some things you cannot fix, try not to worry too much

Keep a diary to work out what is making it worse

If you are worries visit a doctor

There could be something more going on

It’s always worth getting checked out

Some days you just have to deal with it

Add it to the list of problems and let it be

Have different medication you can take when it flares up

It can be tough and embarrassing

But it is a part of your life now

You are stronger than your illness

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5 thoughts on “Stomach Issues and Fibromyalgia”

  1. Hi Bethan, Sorry you get these stomach issues. Me too. You explained them well. I am glad you feel that you are stronger than your illness. That is the only way to go. We have an illness and we deal with it every day and we keep on going. We are strong. When I see you smiling face that is what I think.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! You are such an inspiration to the fibro blogging community


  2. I have been like this for 40+ years (since teens.) Don’t let anyone tell you anything other than that it is hell on earth. These last few years I have just had so much thrown at me health-wise – and yet I still keep smiling. I don’t know how!!!


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