Life with fibro is hard. It’s not just the myriad symptoms which can occur at any time of the day or night, but one of the cruellest things is the prejudice we often have to deal with from others just because ours is an invisible condition. Some folks seem incapable of grasping what that means, … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Month – Four Things I Wish Non-Fibro People Understood
I’ve already blogged about how swimming can help fibromyalgia and it’s always been the most important part of my pain management toolkit. So the last year has been really hard as UK pools have been closed for a significant chunk of that time. For me, the effects of not being able to swim have been … Continue reading Fibro and returning to swimming post Covid-lockdown
We all know that exercise is a key part of the toolkit to help us manage fibromyalgia, but it can be hard to know which types of exercise might be the most effective in helping with pain reduction and quality of life more generally. Amongst the NHS recommendations for fibromyalgia self-help is swimming, along with … Continue reading How swimming can help with fibromyalgia
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)