When it comes to fibromyalgia and stigma in the medical community I have felt this influence several times in my life. And likely experienced in ways I Wasn't aware of consciously as well. Before I was diagnosed and having issues coping with pain I went to a doctor who then insisted I was 'just depressed'. … Continue reading What are the factors to medical stigma for women with fibromyalgia?
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a long time ago. I just turned 44 and I was diagnosed around 20 by a rheumatologist. He said I was 'too young for medication' told me to 'exercise' and sent me on my way. He didn't specify what sort of exercise and exercise for chronic pain isn't the sort … Continue reading What I wish I’d known about Fibromyalgia when I was diagnosed
Many of the Fibro Bloggers are joining in to share our top tips for coping with fibromyalgia this month to raise awareness of fibromyalgia. It is difficult to recommend anything for someone with fibromyalgia since everyone is at a different level. And that is also why I don’t recommend any specific medication or alternative treatment … Continue reading Top recommendations for fibromyalgia from fibromyalgia bloggers
Wearing my purple of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May12th The first pic I wasn't feeling well and just snapped it. The middle one was from years ago prior to the vertigo. I use it sometimes because it is a good one. The one to the left was this years... and frankly all I could manage. A … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness: See me? All of me?
May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. The day I talk about Fibromyalgia More than usual to spread awareness and reduce stigma. A brief history of my Fibromyalgia story Back in the day as a kid I complained about knee pain, I had horrible insomnia, and a lot of fatigue for someone my age. Just tired … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Day: Quality of life impact
There is a lot of reasons why we develop beliefs about our pain. And how we should and shouldn't behave with it. How we should and shouldn't talk about it. How we should and shouldn't talk about it. And when you experience pain young sometimes that happens without much introspection and then you just run … Continue reading Why do I undermine my pain?