Fibromyalgia Poems

Fibromyalgia and Clumsiness

With fibromyalgia clumsiness is a part of life

Not just due to brain fog but also from balance issues

It makes you seem awkward to others

And they often don’t realise you weren’t always like that

The balance issues mean you walk into things easily

Tables, walls, doors, chairs and more

Even getting dressed you end up falling all over the place

And the shower is a danger due to the slippery floor

It can make you even more self conscious

Thinking others must notice this clumsiness

Not understanding that it’s a part of your illness

That there is not a lot you can do to avoid being clumsy

There is little research into this side of fibromyalgia

But it is connected to other symptoms

Including muscle weakness, balance issues and brain fog

We must do our best to be in safe surroundings when clumsiness is at its worst

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7 thoughts on “Fibromyalgia and Clumsiness”

  1. Thank you so much for your blog (which I found through Pinterest). I’ve also been struggling with more and more inexplicable symptoms. With the help of your blog, I’m better able to understand that this total encompassing condition type illness is very real & very perplexing, and not to be taken lightly. Felt very alone after being diagnosed…… but with your blog I feel a kinship only fibromyalgia sufferers can share and understand, whereas others cannot.


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I started the blog to feel less alone and to know that we all share similar experiences. It feels so much better to open up with a community who actually understands how it feels.


  2. Thank you! I have always been the brunt of jokes with my family, even my super athletic spouse, due to my clumsiness. I always shrugged it off and would depend on my brain to be my winning place. Now, after years with MS, I feel like a looser all the way around.


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