It’s a life sucking chronic condition that makes you wish you could teleport right out of your body.

noun: fibromyalgia
a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized area.
Those who have it (mostly diagnosed in women) usually push through their days, plaster a smile on their face and figure out how to patiently deal with something that makes you feel like you’re going crazy at times.
According to WebMD, symptoms of this condition include:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Dryness in mouth, nose, and eyes
  • Hypersensitivity to cold and/or heat
  • Inability to concentrate (called “fibro fog”)
  • Incontinence
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Numbness or tingling in the fingers and feet
  • Stiffness

(I think they forgot to add:  SEVERE pain!)  😦

There are currently drugs out there (albeit pricey co-pays) which can help alleviate some of the nerve pain. Hopefully (soon) these pharmaceutical companies will take pity and drop these outrageous prices so the average American is able to afford some comfort.

In the meantime exercise, healthy diet, and a good working support system are keys to dealing. If you are able……

You can read more about individualized stories here to help you better understand what these people go through (daily) when trying to live out a normal day.


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