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?
Here are Tips for when you are in a Flare. I am in the Flare. I should have seen it coming with the wild weather fluctuations. I should have seen it coming when my allodynia flared up. The allodynia has been intense. I bought lidocaine for it and it hasn't worked. (2% strength). I think … Continue reading The fire inside: What triggers flares?
There was a site that had this and I had linked to it on Tumblr but it is gone. So I had to hunt down someone who found my post and posted the whole thing in a forum. Anyway it is around but I'm posting it here so I will not have to hunt it … Continue reading 100 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia