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For those of you that don’t know, this is just a small glimpse into the life of a fibromyalgia fighter. It is a constant battle with your body and with the pain. It’s not just as simple as “getting over it” and “forgetting about the pain”. Your body can hurt so bad that just someone touching you can put you to your knees in horrible pain. You can simply hit your elbow and be in pain from it for a week. There is no relief for the pain. And there is no cure. You can’t just “sleep it off” or take medicine to relieve it because most of the time the medicine won’t work. There is no cure and no relief. It’s a daily struggle with the pain that if your lucky you can get a brake from it. I know this because I am a fibromyalgia fighter, but I REFUSE to let it take over my life. I will continue to push on and I will accomplish anything and everything I dream to do no matter the amount if pain I am in. I am I fibromyalgia fighter and I will keep going. #fibromyalgia #fibrosucks #fibrofighter #pushingon #findacure #findarelief
I write to keep myself going, and to keep myself sane. But there are some days, and some weeks, where I can’t write. I have severe chronic joint pain. Imagine the aches and pains you get when you have the flu. Now imagine dealing with those pains all day, every day. I cannot stand for longer than 10 minutes. I cannot walk without pain and stiffness. I cannot sit up without a pillow and/or an ice pack or heating pad, and even then I need to take breaks to move around every half hour. I am dizzy. I get migraines. I am exhausted all the time—and I’m talking “I have to go to sleep NOW” exhausted. My medication gives me severe side effects.