Fibromyalgia Poems

How Chronic Pain Can Affect Mental Health

Chronic pain is not only hard on the body but also on the mind It can make you feel worthless as you can no longer achieve all you could before It can make you feel lonely from having to spend so much time at home and nobody seems to understand your pain It can make… Continue reading How Chronic Pain Can Affect Mental Health

Fibromyalgia Poems

Trauma and Fibromyalgia

There have been many connections between fibromyalgia and trauma in articles from around the world The most recent studies suggest those with fibromyalgia have their bodies stuck on high alert For example with flu you suffer pain all over as your body is trying to fight the infection With fibromyalgia your body is in this… Continue reading Trauma and Fibromyalgia

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My Fibro Life

For Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on 12th May, I'm raising awareness by sharing my fibro story up to this point. I have been blogging about my experience with chronic illness and particularly fibromyalgia since July 2018 and ironically this is also my 100th post, so a good time to reflect on my fibro life. Fibromyalgia is… Continue reading My Fibro Life

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With Chronic Illness, a Cold is Never just a Cold

A cold can seem bad even to a healthy person But to someone with a chronic illness it can cause lots of complications Those with chronic illness already feel unwell even on a good day So add in a cold and every symptoms is multiplied ... Everything hurts, energy runs out completely You may be… Continue reading With Chronic Illness, a Cold is Never just a Cold

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Morning is the Hardest Part of the Day

With chronic illness morning is the hardest part of the day Through lack of sleep or poor sleep quality you wake exhausted Not knowing how you will get through the rest of the day Your body is so stuff and achy you can barely move But too uncomfortable to stay still Just getting out of… Continue reading Morning is the Hardest Part of the Day

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Fibromyalgia and Leg Weakness

One of the most disabling symptoms of fibromyalgia is leg weakness With fibromyalgia muscles can be injured easily Sometimes you don't even realise you've hurt yourself You thought you had gotten away with it, not overdone it But no matter how hard you try to strengthen your body Your legs are always the easiest to… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Leg Weakness

Fibromyalgia Poems

Fibromyalgia: What is a Flare Up?

A flare up can be described as a worsening of your symptoms With fibromyalgia it means pain and fatigue to a level much higher than usual A flare up can often leave you bed ridden or at least house bound Having to rely on others to look after you And letting yourself rest until you… Continue reading Fibromyalgia: What is a Flare Up?

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Fibromyalgia: When you Hit the Wall

You never know your limits until you test them Today I reached that limit and hit the wall There was no chance of carrying on My body had to rest and that was that ..... I had never hit the wall until today I have been close and stopped myself But this time there was… Continue reading Fibromyalgia: When you Hit the Wall

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Changing Weather

When the weather changes It can affect every part of you From your head to your feet Your body becomes stiffer Your muscles tighten and strain And every symptom worsens   You feel more depressed Because there's so little you can do When it's cold and wet outside You just want to hibernate Stay in… Continue reading Changing Weather