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

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A Good Day Does Not Mean I’m Pain Free

I wake up and I'm still in pain My body is stiff and aching I get up feeling the pain ease a little I don't feel too bad today ... I manage to shower and wash my hair I may even be able to dry it today It's a very rare day indeed Today is… Continue reading A Good Day Does Not Mean I’m Pain Free

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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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Making the Most Out of a Doctor Appointment

We all know doctors are always in a rush, so it can be hard to get much out of an appointment You enter and panic, only saying the main things, then before you know it the appointment is over, no better than before the appointment I have started to plan my doctor appointments in advance… Continue reading Making the Most Out of a Doctor Appointment

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Chronic Illness: Managing Symptoms Naturally

When it comes to pain and illness, I find doctors just give you tablets and send you on your way thinking it will fix everything. However I have found often the side effects of medications can be worse than just the symptoms they help manage. The side effects can add extra symptoms I really cant… Continue reading Chronic Illness: Managing Symptoms Naturally

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Tips on Pacing when you Live with Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness, you soon learn it flares up mostly when you overdo it. The key problem is that every day the level of activity before overdoing it can vary drastically. I have been trying to remind myself to pace but it can be especially hard when I'm having a good day. On… Continue reading Tips on Pacing when you Live with Chronic Illness

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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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The Importance of ‘Me’ Time

Sometimes life gets so busy you don't have a chance to take a minute for yourself; to put yourself first and think about your needs and wants. Other people become the priority, and you push yourself too far without realising. Sometimes you just have to say no and take some 'Me' time. Take a step… Continue reading The Importance of ‘Me’ Time

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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

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Don’t Judge Yourself for Resting

When people ask what you did today Or what you did on your day off It can be really upsetting When you admit you did nothing ... Some days it is too hard to achieve anything Your body just wants to rest and you have to let it You focus on feeling better And are… Continue reading Don’t Judge Yourself for Resting