In this blog post I will share some things that I think are really important to remember when you have fibro. In life we compare ourselves to others so much. What car we drive, what house we live in, the clothes we wear, our families – just about everything. Everyone is different.
When suffering with a chronic illness I think this is really important to remember that the way that we suffer with fibromyalgia is different too. There are so many different symptoms of fibro and we all suffer with them differently.
My main 3 fibro symptoms are the pain, fatigue and fibro fog. But I’ve spoken to many other people who would say their top 3 are slightly different.
When I first got diagnosed with fibro my first place to research and ask other sufferers about it was on Facebook groups. In all honesty this made me feel so down as most of the people on the groups didn’t work and they were in their mid 40’s. I was so scared as to what the future would hold and how progressive I thought this illness was.
I then saw a brilliant doctor at the pain clinic whom I told my fears too. He reassured me that he saw people in their 20’s like me who in 20 years time were still at the same point. He explained a very valuable lesson to me and one that I felt that I should share.
Yes living with fibro is hard. Yes it makes everyday life just that little but harder. Yes you will have flare up’s
You will carry on. You will find ways to manage. You will fight back after the flare’s and carry on.
Now, I rarely visit those Facebook groups but instead research around fibromyalgia itself as I’ve found this to be the best way to keep a positive outlook on life and to find out more accurate research too. This needs to be a choice that you decide but after speaking to other people I have heard very similar comments.
Just remember that you need to be mindful of what you read. It is great to speak to other fibromyalgia sufferers. Everyone suffers in a slightly different way and everyone’s symptoms are slightly different too.
I hope that this blog post helped and would love to know your opinions on it! Thanks for reading 🙂