What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is an incredibly complex illness with a wide range of symptoms and complications. So much so even some doctors are unaware of all that fibro causes. It can also be difficult at times to differentiate which symptoms are caused by fibromyalgia itself and which are caused by companion illnesses.
But one of the most challenging things we have to face is others misjudgment of us and this illness.
What We Wished Others Knew About Fibromyalgia
Many know that fibromyalgia causes pain, but do they know that fibromyalgia causes multiple types of pain and affects multiple systems in the body? Do they also know how deeply and profoundly fibromyalgia affects every single thing that we do?
Living with a wide range of symptoms means we very rarely have an off day. If we have a low pain day, then fatigue is terrible. Or maybe it is the day we can’t focus or remember anything we are supposed to be doing.
Even worse still, maybe today is the day that we have a migraine, radiating pain in our back, neck, and shoulders, numbness in our hands, joint stiffness in our knees, nausea, dizziness, and an overwhelming sense of dread and despair about it all.
With over 100 potential symptoms, it is impossible for us to list all the different combination of symptoms we may experience at any given time.
Living with a wide range of symptoms means we very rarely have an off day.