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Working with Fibromyalgia 

Let’s be honest life does get much more difficult with Fibromyalgia and it’s hard for people to understand how it feels to have this condition. I’ve had spinal issues for ten years and had chronic intermittent pain for 6 of those and permanently for the rest. 965 more words



Every month, it’s hard keeping up with adult life. No wonder some people don’t understand how hard it can be, being the breadwinner. But seeing my parents’ and siblings’ smiles while giving my salary & the groceries I bought, makes me happy. 114 more words



People don’t really talk too much about how chronic illness fucks up your sleep schedule. At night is when I’m in the most pain and most nights are difficult to get through. 587 more words

Autoimmune Disease

My Story

I have only ever known life with arthritis, but I have struggled my entire life to accept it. Being diagnosed at the age of 3 with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (as it was known at the time), my life has always involved doctors, medications, flare-ups, swelling, stiffness, and pain. 207 more words


Stress will be the death of me. 

I am currently trying to find someone to remodel my bathroom back home. I am staying with family, until construction is completed.

I am really missing living alone and being free of constant human contact. 489 more words

Autoimmune Disease

Pain flare ups with fibromyalgia

I find there are a few reasons our bodies hurt, for me I’ve put them in to 3 categories:-

  • Psychological; for instance when I get stressed or I am under pressure, say from work, my brain then relays this into physical pain into my weak spots – my spine.
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Listen to Your Body

The most difficult thing we learn with chronic illness/conditions is to listen to our body. It does not happen overnight…it takes time…and going through the cycles…then one day you awake to find yourself recognizing the pattern. 236 more words