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?
The things about fibromyalgia is that it sucks. A lot. But also a lot of other things that I shall now explain. The thing about fibromyalgia is that... You have no idea if a pain or symptom is fibromyalgia or some other random thing that may or may not be important. If you happen to … Continue reading The thing about fibromyalgia…
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