Q&A: A Day in the Life with Chronic Illness and Pain by a Fibro Spoonie

I’m writing this post as part of an evergreen linkup party by Sheryl of A Chronic Voice. I thought it was such a great way to try and articulate what daily life with fibro can be like. Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com In brief, illnesses and/or disabilities I have. Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, migraine and … Continue reading Q&A: A Day in the Life with Chronic Illness and Pain by a Fibro Spoonie

Fibromyalgia Awareness Month – Four Things I Wish Non-Fibro People Understood

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

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis – Neurology or Rheumatology?

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 Symptoms (and what it feels like to live with them)

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)

What I’ve learned about living with fibro…from my dogs

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