When I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia almost 20 years ago, it wasn’t a well known or understood condition. Twenty years later and it’s still not well understood by the medical community, but I would say it is more well known these days thanks to high profile people with fibromyalgia, like Lady Gaga, Morgan Freeman, and Lena Dunham, among others.
Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, and sleep issues. I typically wake up with morning stiffness that can be felt the second my feet hit the floor. And some days I often think the list of what doesn’t hurt is shorter than the list that does.
Despite the daily fatigue and pain, I always try to focus on the positive rather than the negative. I don’t like to dwell on my condition, and prefer to try to inspire others by actions, no matter how small those actions are (like posting inspirational quotes!).
“The difference between try and triumph is a little ‘Umph’.”Tweet
May has been designated as Fibromyalgia Awareness Month – May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – a time to put a spotlight on this syndrome. To read more about Fibromyalgia, visit some of my older posts:
- What Is Fibromyalgia
- What Really Causes Fibromyalgia?
- Fibromyalgia Symptom Round-Up
- Life with Fibromyalgia
- When Everything Hurts
- Benefits of Yoga for Fibromyalgia
- Fibromyalgia – An Invisible Condition
- 10 Things to Inspire – Fibromayalgia Awareness Day
Here are the faces of several other bloggers who share their experiences with fibromyalgia. Please visit Fibro Blogger Directory to see what they have to say.