Fibromyalgia

Disneyland Paris with a Disability

I just came back from my first Disneyland Paris trip since officially being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have been 5 times in the last 5 years as it is my happy place away from reality! When I went last year I was in the process of being diagnosed. I paid for a letter from my… Continue reading Disneyland Paris with a Disability

Fibromyalgia Poems

I’m Fine

I'm fine Is the easiest thing to say It can be a sign That you're having a bad day ... I'm fine Most won't look beyond the smile I don't want to explain Sometimes it's just plain denial I'm fine I don't want to admit That I am not okay That I hurt and I… Continue reading I’m Fine

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I Long to Feel My Age Just Once

I long to feel my age just once To be able to do what my friends do To go out and have fun all day and night Without running out of energy I long to feel my age Not to be forced to cancel all my plans To be able to do what I want… Continue reading I Long to Feel My Age Just Once

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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

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

Fibromyalgia

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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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

Fibromyalgia

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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Chronic Illness and Anxiety

A chronic illness is difficult at the best of times The many symptoms can leave you often house bound And can mean you are not able to be as sociable as you want to be The unpredictability of chronic illness can mean you are unable to make plans Or may have to cancel plans at… Continue reading Chronic Illness and Anxiety

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Mental Health Issues and Chronic Illness

Having a chronic illness is hard It not only takes a toll on your body But also on your mental health You can often be housebound Unable to go out and socialise It can leave you very isolated ... When you're in a flare up Your mind starts to wander Will you ever feel better?… Continue reading Mental Health Issues and Chronic Illness