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?
Fibromyalgia and headaches seem to go hand in hand. I have always been one, ever since I was young, to be very prone to headaches. These days if I do not have a migraine, I have a bad headache. A lot of the research focuses on migraine disease and fibromyalgia. Both migraine disease and fibromyalgia … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and headaches
I realized when hunting through posts that I have not done a good solid what the hell is fibromyalgia post (according to currently acknowledged information). So here it comes... Fibromyalgia is a condition where the pain processing system is faulty in the brain so that we feel pain faster, longer, and where there is no … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: What is it?
Fibromyalgia awareness day was May 12. There is a lot of fibromyalgia awareness out there now. A lot more than there used to be. But certainly, it could be improved on. We do encounter a lot of stigma still. The more awareness the less the stigma. It used to be no one knew what fibromyalgia … Continue reading Fibromyalgia awareness and stigma
About 20% of people with chronic pain also have depression or anxiety. And 30-40% with fibromyalgia have depression at some time. Depression and pain have always gone hand in hand for me. Before I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia but was symptomatic, I had a hard time coping with it all and university at the same … Continue reading Thinking about depression and fibromyalgia
The first fact I want to say about fibromyalgia and disability is that Fibromyalgia varies between person to person. Some are disabled. While some are not. But we all walk that line between barely functional and disabled through our lives with fibromyalgia. We are all limited by: fibro flares cognitive dysfunction (fibro fog) The pain … Continue reading Question: Is fibromyalgia a disability?