Fibromyalgia Poems

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

Fibromyalgia Poems

I Dare You To Look Beyond the Smile

When people ask how I am I usually smile and say "I'm fine" Oh the lies I tell to hide my pain I don't understand why I do it I just can't help it ... Am I hiding from judgment? Those who believe my illness is fake? Am I just trying to be brave? Lying… Continue reading I Dare You To Look Beyond the Smile

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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: The Struggles of Trying to Eat Healthier

I find healthy eating hard at the best of times I love chocolate and generally anything with sugar I can't go a day without it ... I get told often how changing my diet will help my chronic illness Maybe lessen my pain, improve my fatigue and my IBS But it really isn't that easy… Continue reading Chronic Illness: The Struggles of Trying to Eat Healthier

Fibromyalgia Poems

Fibromyalgia and IBS

It is understood that the majority of fibromyalgia sufferers also have IBS The link is still being researched but the pain and fatigue is bad enough When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia is was also diagnosed with IBS The rheumatologist asked me questions about my stomach while working out my diagnosis ... I always thought… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and IBS

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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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Cancelling Plans Because of your Health

Everyone cancels plans from time to time Sometimes you can't be bothered, can't afford it or just don't want to go But with chronic illness sometimes your choice is between today and tomorrow You learn to prioritise some plans over others ... Sometimes you have to cancel to ensure you can attend another activity Other… Continue reading Cancelling Plans Because of your Health

Fibromyalgia Poems

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

Fibromyalgia Poems

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