My fibromyalgia diagnosis journey

It can be tricky to be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia since so many other things have to be ruled out with similar symptoms. So it can take a bit. Less than it used to but still on average five years. In my youth So my journey to diagnosis began young actually. I was complaining of pain … Continue reading My fibromyalgia diagnosis journey

Fibromyalgia is more than pain

Time for another post about Fibromaygia for Awareness month. Fibromyalgia is more than widespread pain Primary symptoms Primary symptoms are the areas used to diagnose someone with Fibromyalgia because they happen to a degree in all of us. Chronic widespread pain Yes, there is chronic widespread pain. It is often the symptom people think of. Yes, … Continue reading Fibromyalgia is more than pain

Fibromyalgia Care Society of America: iCaterpillar walk

Fibromyalgia awareness definitely needs some work. We need more money for research and assistance, as well. So it pleases me a great deal to see the Fibromyalgia Care Society of America (FCSA) producing the iCaterpillar walk to support the care of people with fibromyalgia and their families. It is great they are doing something like this for fibromyalgia awareness. … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Care Society of America: iCaterpillar walk

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day: things I learned

Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness day which is important to me because I have, officially, had FM for twenty years now. It is a condition that involves malfunctioning pain processing and as such is a chronic pain condition. It also has issues with insomnia, cognitive dysfunction, and fatigue. Here are some things I know about FM … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Day: things I learned