Disclaimer – this post relates solely to my own diagnosis story and should not be taken as medical information. By telling my story, I hope it might help others in their diagnosis journey. The type of medical professional who makes the initial diagnosis of fibromyalgia can vary depending on how symptoms present. In the UK, … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Diagnosis – Neurology or Rheumatology?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterised mainly (but by no means exclusively) by musculoskeletal pain which can crop up anywhere in the body. You may see the condition abbreviated to either FM (Fibro-Myalgia) or else FMS (Fibro-Myalgia-Syndrome). In addition to pain, some of the most common accompanying symptoms are: FatigueInsomnia / other sleep issuesCognitive difficulties … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Symptoms (and what it feels like to live with them)
If you’re struggling to complete basic, daily tasks due to fibromyalgia, taking on an additional responsibility is perhaps the last thing you’d want to do. But, there’s a body of evidence to suggest that when you volunteer, you can change your own life for the better as well as benefitting others. In 2013, the UK … Continue reading Volunteering when you have fibromyalgia
One of the most positive aspects of my life with fibromyalgia is that fact that I now have two lovely dogs. I’d wanted a dog for many years pre-fibro, but my former fast-paced, hectic lifestyle wouldn’t have been conducive to dog ownership. Becoming a dog owner has been one of the best decisions I have … Continue reading What I’ve learned about living with fibro…from my dogs
Gardening might be an activity that you’d consider to be out of the question if you live with fibromyalgia. But it can be a very rewarding hobby, especially when you see your garden growing as a direct result of the work you have put in. With a bit of planning, it can easily be enjoyed, … Continue reading Gardening and Fibromyalgia