Fibromyalgia its a funny word and people call it fibro for short, its a long term condition with no cure and its condition where research is still happening so it can be understood better. About 1 in 50 people will develop it and any stage of their life around the ages of 25 and 55 and it effects women more than me, there are children and teenagers that can have it.
- Fibromyalgia is a term used to describe widespread pain and tenderness in different areas of your body.
- It is thought to be a disorder of the way the nervous system processes sensory information
- Fibromyalgia pain lasts longer than 3 months and often comes and goes. People with fibromyalgia usually have other symptoms including fatigue, poor sleep, difficulty concentrating and sensitivity of their bladder and bowels.
- Living with fibromyalgia can be hard to understand and may be difficult to accept. Most people live well with fibromyalgia once they have learned ways of coping with the problems it can pose even if the pain is still there.
- The goals of treatment are to improve your sleep, increase your ability to do the things you want to do while also reducing your pain.
- Medications are not very effective in treating fibromyalgia. Fortunately, It is possible to live well and manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia without medications.
I honestly had no idea what this what nor understand it and still remember been at work and every part of me was aching and i went home took some pain pills and went to bed, over time i was so tired and i felt like i was forgetting the simplest things the list was endless went to dr and went through some questions and came back said i chronic faituge and then did a simple pain test which is tender points so out of 18 i had 14, anybody with fibro knows touching us can cause many sensations. Also i was not prepared or the amount of symptoms there were so im living with a body that just hate me not only do i have to try to battle a another condition came with how much will this affect my life, fibro on its own is debilitating let alone i have a thyroid condition, endometriosis. It was time for more changes for me to do and this meant all my years of studying in hospitality was over my dream of me been a event planner was a distance memory as standing became harder and been so tired not a tired where a sleep would fix and the constant pain became my new normal.