Fibromyalgia Awareness Month – How Does Fibro Affect Day to Day Life?

During a recent health appointment, the practitioner asked “So how does your fibro affect your day to day life?”. It was probably the first time that anyone in a professional capacity had asked me that during almost a decade since being diagnosed. I gave an answer which, hopefully, painted a picture of what my everyday … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Month – How Does Fibro Affect Day to Day Life?

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 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)