YES, IT’S REAL
depression, flare, headache, irritability, joint stiffness, nervousness, anxiety or mood swings, forgetfulness or lack of concentration,difficulty falling asleep or sleep disturbances,muscle tenderness, delayed onset muscle soreness, or muscle spasms, fatigue, feeling tired, or malaise, intense pain at night, nausea, difficulty digesting correctly, Tension or migraine headaches, Increase in urinary urgency or frequency (irritable bladder)
Reduced tolerance for exercise and muscle pain after exercise.
The above are SOME (not all) symptoms of fibromyalgia. These are all ones I deal with daily.
Fibromyalgia is often ignored by people and even the medical community as being all in ones head. I assure you, it is not.
In fact, my computer even keeps tagging fibromyalgia as not even a real word.
It is a real word. A real disease, too.
When people , family or “friends”, have said I complain too much , or I over react, or I don’t look sick, or tell me I should just exercise to lose weight, I just feel a pit opening in my stomach. How do you explain to someone that you are going through all this, along with diabetes, arthritis, a still undiagnosed back condition, and an immunity disorder and NOT sound like your complaining?
Im posting this for all the people who suffer with this same type of invisible illness, and who have been scoffed at, ignored, or misdiagnosed.
Today I have done nothing but sit on the couch since I woke up at 1:30 since I was up til 6 am . Like most night. I did walk to the end of my block, and was in such pain by the time I returned I had to pop some pain pills. Which I dont like because 1)the barely help 2) the cause constipation, and 3)They cause me to be hyper, so I cant take them at night, when the pain is the worst.
Not looking for sympathy or anything like that, just understanding.
Ive been called lazy, and whiny for most of my life, and told theres nothing wrong with you.
Sometimes that hurts more then the disease.