From the Facebook Community ‘Behind Fibromyalgia‘, a recent post that is being shared and I want to share it with you:
A Letter From Fibromyalgia
Congratulations! You have been selected to be the host for F-I-B-R-O-M-Y-A-L-G-I-A. You will begin to experience many or all if these symptoms, and may even deal with several of them at the same time.
*Pain can be anywhere you can imagine. We are equal opportunity destroyers; therefore we will choose many places for you to experience pain. It could be aching, stabbing, throbbing, tingling, burning, gripping, or cramping. We are continually improving our repertoire of pain categories, so updates are to be expected.
*Dizziness. This can be accompanied by nausea, mental confusion, ringing in the ears, vomiting, loss of coordination, and sensation of spinning, rocking, or shaking. We try to simulate the experience of riding a never-ending roller-coaster to satisfy your adventurous spirit. No daffy harness required. You have no choice when it starts, stops, or how fast it goes.
*Extreme Fatigue. Now remember this is not just being tired. We will suddenly “pull your plug “, so to speak. And you will have no energy at all. Even dressing or showering will be too daunting of a task for you to complete. Because we like surprises we will not give you any warning, so it can come on at any time.
*Poor balance, lack of coordination. Lets just say you may walk and/or talk like you are drunk even though you haven’t drank any alcohol.
*Forgetting, losing, dropping things. These are the few perks of your condition. You will learn to expect them, but never enjoy them.
In addition to the symptoms above we also want to eliminate some things from your crowded lifestyle. Here are a few things that will be taken from you now that you are chosen to have a chronic condition.
*The ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
*The ability to play and run with your children and/or pets.
*The ability to have a “normal” social life.
As indicated previously, the condition is in constant flux and more symptoms will be added as we deem necessary. There is no warranty, tech support, or customer service available.
Your chronic condition
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