Fibromyalgia - guest post by Chanel Sambrookes
So the thing I’m going to write about is my illness and it’s called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) or known as fibro for short and fibromyalgia is a long term condition that causes wide spread pain from head to toe, aswell as widespread pain it has a lot of other problems that come with it.
Common problems include:
Problems with mental process known as ‘fibro fog’
TMJ problems (Tempomendibular joint)
Increased sensitivity to pain
Any many more
There’s no exact cause of this illness but triggers and doctors aren't very educated with the condition which can be so annoying as they put EVERYTHING down to it and tends to put you down! They sent you to Physio which makes it a lot worse they say ‘oh you need to keep fit’ it’s ok them saying that but unless your going through it you don’t know what it’s like and how you pay for it the next day by not being able to move and function!
I only got diagnosed with this in October but since being diagnosed it’s all made sense thinking back to when I was younger it’s crazy to think Iv been like this since the age of 7/8 and only being diagnosed at the age of 18! (I’m 19 Now) also! There’s no test to diagnose it either! They have to do multiple tests to rule out other illnesses first such as autoimmune disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis ect not enough research goes into this and it’s sad because it needs to be taught so people have more of an education about it instead of them just saying
‘oh your tired’
‘Take painkillers you will be fine’
‘It’s in your head’
..you know things like that! But oh well ay! Tomorrow’s a new day!
Thanks for reading don’t know if I done this right I've never blogged before haha! But was worth a go!
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