Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia

What It’s Like To Be A Young Adult With Fibromyalgia

When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the only people I knew who had it were far older than me. When I started to look into it though, quite a lot of young people do suffer with it but it isn't often diagnosed till much later in life. My first symptoms started when I was 13… Continue reading What It’s Like To Be A Young Adult With Fibromyalgia

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You Are Worthy

When you are at your worst Just remember you are wanted You are loved and cared for You are worthy of that love You may not feel worthy of life sometimes Or that life just keeps throwing bad things your way But there are always things to be grateful for And things that you can… Continue reading You Are Worthy

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Putting Your Health First

Putting your own health first over everything else is so important. You may think it feels selfish or rude, but it is essential, especially when living with chronic illness. Chronic illness can make the simplest activities difficult or impossible. You smile and carry on even when you feel like you might break your body/mind. You… Continue reading Putting Your Health First

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We Are The Invisible

We are the invisibleTrapped in our homesBehind closed curtainsWe may seem OK to youBut if you look close enoughYou'll see we are suffering We are the invisibleWe are barely survivingWatching others succeedGetting on with their livesWhile we are hiddenFar away from the outside world We are the invisibleSuffering in silenceWe don't want a fussWe just… Continue reading We Are The Invisible

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The Similarities Between Chronic Illness and Highly Sensitive Personality

You feel so deeply about things and you cannot help it. Stimuli can be overwhelming. You absorb other people's emotions. Time pressures make you anxious. You often need to take yourself away from your busy life, to restore your balance. You overthink often. You have a vivid imagination. Change can be hard to process. You… Continue reading The Similarities Between Chronic Illness and Highly Sensitive Personality

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The Truth about Living with Fibromyalgia

It is more painful than you can imagine Every second of every day Even when I'm smiling Even when I'm having fun My toe suddenly hurts when I walk My knees feel battered and bruised My back falls apart doing the simplest of tasks And my hands ache so badly Flare ups are the worst… Continue reading The Truth about Living with Fibromyalgia

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Managing Symptom Flare Ups in Cold Weather

Some flare ups can be down to stress, overexertion etc. But I find a lot of flare ups coincide with weather changes. My whole body reacts fo different weather. When it is humid, I get pressure headaches and my brain is super foggy and fuzzy. When it is stormy, my skin gets prickly. By far… Continue reading Managing Symptom Flare Ups in Cold Weather

Fibromyalgia Poems

When I’m Not Working I’m Resting

When I'm not working I'm resting On my days off that is all I can do I know I have pushed myself I am too tired, in too much pain To do anything at all except rest I have no choice but to give in And I'm mostly okay with that I accept it as… Continue reading When I’m Not Working I’m Resting

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Chronic Illness: What You Don’t See

You see me smiling and laughing You see me living my life You see me like anybody else But I'm hiding the truth You don't see the days I spend in bed The days I can barely move I am too fatigued, in too much pain Those are the days I hide away You don't… Continue reading Chronic Illness: What You Don’t See

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Fibro Friendly Hobbies

I have learnt to adapt my hobbies to suit my pain and fatigue, enabling me to still do things I find enjoyable no matter how I feel. Reading It is easy to forget about reading when I'm busy with work and come home exhausted, but it really does help me escape into a different world.… Continue reading Fibro Friendly Hobbies