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

Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia

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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Distractions for Bad Mental Health Days

Sometimes life can get too much and you need to block it all out. You are overthinking and can't seem to switch it off. The world seems to be closing in on you, and you have nowhere to turn. On these days, all you can try to do is survive. I have had a few… Continue reading Distractions for Bad Mental Health Days

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Navigating Chronic Illness During the Pandemic

It is a scary time for everyone, but living with a chronic illness is an extra thing we have to deal with over the top of it all. We are already home most of the time and our lives can feel like one big lockdown that never ends. However finally others have experienced this too… Continue reading Navigating Chronic Illness During the Pandemic

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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…