Fibromyalgia Awareness Day- May 12

Raising Awareness in the best possible way – not with statistics that can easily be wrong, but with a honest to goodness account of what it means to live with Fibromyalgia.


Today, May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. I know many people don’t know much about it. The commercials for the drug Lyrica, that I see on television from time to time, say fibromyalgia  is overactive muscle pain, but that doesn’t give it justice. Fibromyalgia is a life changer. It’s a fun taker, It’s a relentless pain giver. Taking one pill, 99% of the time, doesn’t help. I’ve tried Lyrica and my result was 70 pounds of weight gain. Needless to say, I couldn’t stay on it. I have a bag filled with medications, and I still have pain.

These are some of my symptoms: headaches, nerve pain, back pain, chronic fatigue, neuropathy,  irritable bowel syndrome, rib cage pain, carpal tunnel in both hands. I’m in pain when it’s too cold. I’m in pain when it’s too hot. I have dull pain, sharp pain, persistent pain and aching in my shoulders…

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7 Responses to Fibromyalgia Awareness Day- May 12

  1. gh0stpupp3t says:

    I have CFS which is really bad bc you want to just sleep the day away. Even now I’m feeling tired and I just wanna … y’know? But lunch is soon and my sister returns from Aquafit.

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  2. Vicky Louise says:

    Well I am much more educated now! And I moan about my ailments … I shall cease from now on! You’ll always have my support in way of encouraging words whenever you need 🙂 you just have to ask :p xx

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  3. wonkymagpie says:

    I started with M.E. (well, after lifelong anxiety then depression starting when I was 16) and eventually developed FMS. They are, indeed, the killers of fun! I came across this recent article about FMS. I’m not sure if it’s right or not, but I’m glad they’re looking into it.

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    • Moongazer says:

      It’s wonderful that they are finally starting to pin things down for us. Around the same time as that research came out there was a vet who found a marker in the blood and they’re hoping it will lead to a diagnostic blood test for FM.
      The most recent research has also found that the mitochondria in our cells dont work at full capacity, so if our very cells cant produce enough energy its no wonder we feel so rubbish. It is definitely about time they sorted things out for us, methinks! 😀


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