Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and Appetite Fluctuations

Fibromyalgia and IBS go hand in hand, but I find my Appetite fluctuates severely too, not just because of IBS. At times I'm starving no matter how much I eat, or I suddenly feel sick while eating and can't eat another bite for hours. The IBS only worsens my symptoms, making certain foods suddenly off… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Appetite Fluctuations

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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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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

Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia Poems

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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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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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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My Favourite Pillow to Ease Neck and Shoulder Pain

For years I have suffered with shoulder and neck pain when trying to sleep, and I would often wake up with my head falling off the pillow, which would trigger my vertigo. Last year I invested in my first V pillow. I was looking at the massive U shaped pregnancy pillows, as I heard from… Continue reading My Favourite Pillow to Ease Neck and Shoulder Pain