Fibromyalgia Discussions — Living With Fibromyalgia

Lana Fibromyalgia - What things do you no longer apologize for? It seems like “I am sorry” has played on repeat for so many years since getting sick. I felt guilty…
By Lana Latest Activity September 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm
Lana Acceptance - How do you feel about it? Chronic illness – Rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia – has been a part of my life for nearly eight years now.
By Lana Latest Activity July 22, 2016 at 5:04 pm Replies 2
Lana Hurt Feelings on Health Social Networks Health support social networks can be a great resource for chronically ill people but they can also be a…
By Lana Latest Activity April 9, 2016 at 11:01 am Replies 1 Likes 2
Lana Do have trouble talking on the phone? It is very common to have a hard time focusing on phone conversations with fibromyalgia. Our foggy brains, environments full…
By Lana Latest Activity March 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm Likes 1
Lana Things People Do Not Understand About Fibromyalgia First hand experience teaches us a lot and without it, we lack full understanding. For example, people do not understand…
By Lana Latest Activity May 21, 2015 at 1:42 pm Replies 4 Likes 6
Lana No one knows what this journey is like but you The challenges of living with chronic illnesses, such as fibromyalgia and arthritis, aren’t obvious when you are first diagnosed. Soon…
By Lana Latest Activity September 16, 2014 at 1:43 pm Likes 2
Lana Have you ever been accused of faking your fibromyalgia symptoms? Has a family member, friend or coworker accused you of faking your symptoms or exaggerating them? How about your…
By Lana Latest Activity September 20, 2014 at 3:07 am Replies 2 Likes 2
Lana Fourth of July Fireworks and Fibromyalgia Loud noises can exacerbate symptoms for fibromyalgia patients. This due to a problem called sensory overload and can have…
By Lana Latest Activity July 3, 2014 at 10:10 am Likes 1
Lana Summertime and heat sensitivity People with fibromyalgia experience some kind of temperature sensitivity. Some are sensitive to the cold, others to heat and…
By Lana Latest Activity November 25, 2015 at 7:37 pm Replies 3 Likes 1
Lana Have you told your employer that you have Fibromyalgia? It can be hard to decide whether to tell your employer that you are living with and struggling with…
By Lana Latest Activity August 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm Replies 1
Lana Do you worrying about keeping your job? As you know, there was a time when those living with widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue were treated as if…
By Lana Latest Activity March 11, 2014 at 8:09 pm Replies 1 Likes 1
Lana Teeth and Mouth Issues? Do you have teeth and mouth problems you think might be related to fibromyalgia? A lot wonder about this…
By Lana Latest Activity April 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm Replies 8
Lana Let’s Live Life on Life’s Terms When I first diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, I was overwhelmed, scared and confused. I also felt alone. The…
By Lana Latest Activity February 7, 2014 at 10:16 am Replies 1 Likes 2
Lana Learning to Accept Fibromyalgia Chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia change your life and it can be hard to accept these changes especially when they force…
By Lana Latest Activity February 26, 2014 at 8:31 pm Replies 7 Likes 4
Lana Being Sick Creates Courage and Confidence The challenge of living with chronic illness isn’t obvious when you are first diagnosed. Being diagnosed is just one part.
By Lana Latest Activity January 19, 2014 at 7:49 pm Likes 1