Fibromyalgia Poems

The Worst Flare Days

The worst flare days Are the ones you don't expect They creep up silently Then pounce and cause devastation The worst flare days Are when you wake up And you just know Everywhere hurts and you have no energy The worst flare days Are depressing at best They cancel all your plans And make you… Continue reading The Worst Flare Days

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How a Flare Up Really Feels

A flare up is an increase of symptoms compared to your 'normal'. With fibromyalgia your normal includes pain 24/7 so it can be harder to know when you are flaring. They can last for any amount of time from a day to years and vary in severity. A flare up can be caused by any… Continue reading How a Flare Up Really Feels

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My First Two Weeks Taking CBD Oil

My fibromyalgia had been getting to me a lot recently. The endless pain and fatigue was getting me down. I had no social life even with my family as I would just stare blankly at the TV all evening, having used all my brain power during the day at work. I had had CBD Oil… Continue reading My First Two Weeks Taking CBD Oil

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Chronic Illness: My New Normal

I don't like my new normal I now have to spend my days off resting Just so I can continue the endless cycle Of pain and fatigue 24 hours a day ... I long for what my life used to be When the pain wasn't constant When the fatigue was manageable When I could achieve… Continue reading Chronic Illness: My New Normal

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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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What I Mean When I Say “I’m Tired”

When I say I'm tired I mean I'm absolutely exhausted To the point of no return I am doing my best to function on some level ... When I say I'm tired Its affecting every part of what I do The only thing that will help is rest House bound for at least a day… Continue reading What I Mean When I Say “I’m Tired”

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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… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Clumsiness

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When Illness Makes You Feel Stupid

Before I became ill I was quite intelligent and independent I could complete tasks by myself easily and on time I would remember everything and took pride in my work I never had to ask someone to repeat anything, I just got on with it ... However now everyday I feel utterly stupid I have… Continue reading When Illness Makes You Feel Stupid

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Fibromyalgia: Old Before My Time

Fibromyalgia makes me feel old before my time Even others comment that I am like a 90 year old Thanks to the stiffness, the pain and the fatigue Every time someone mentions it, it only worries me more Its not a nice thought to know how much I'm already suffering How will I be when… Continue reading Fibromyalgia: Old Before My Time

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When the Fatigue Hits

Recently the fatigue has really hit me hard I'm always tired as it is, but add in a cold and now a sinus infection and I have nothing left If you know about the spoon theory, I have about 3 spoons every day currently For anyone who doesn't know what this means, it's a concept… Continue reading When the Fatigue Hits