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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When The Brain Fog Hits

When the brain fog hits Leaving your head fuzzy It makes you feel far away As if you are not really there Is this a weird dream? Or can you really not function? When the brain fog hits You struggle to think Even the simplest thing gets jumbled A sentence is impossible to form The… Continue reading When The Brain Fog Hits

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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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Chronic Fatigue is More Than Just Feeling Tired

Chronic fatigue is more than just feeling tired There is not a time I'm free from it Every minute of every day I struggle on Though it may not be obvious to everyone I may smile and carry on sometimes Other times I cannot get out of bed When it knocks me down you will… Continue reading Chronic Fatigue is More Than Just Feeling Tired

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A Year Taking CBD Oil

I've just hit my first anniversary of taking CBD oil and it has definitely made a difference to me. Of course, it may not work for everyone but this is my experience, in case you are thinking of trying it. I use a 5% CBD Oil from a health shop. It is quite expensive but… Continue reading A Year Taking CBD Oil

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The Truth about Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is constant and never lets up I cannot remember what it was like before When I didn't suffer every minute of every day Even when I'm having fun I'm never truly free Sometimes there are signs for others to notice If you look really carefully you will see the pain The way I… Continue reading The Truth about Chronic Pain

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Pain is…

Unrelenting, it does not give in Unending, it goes on and on and on Unforgiving, it targets anyone and knocks you down at the worst of times Unaccommodating, it gets in the way all the time Unimaginable and unthinkable, surely it cannot be this bad! Uncompassionate and unsympathetic, it does not care how you feel… Continue reading Pain is…

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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

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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