Living With Fibromyalgia

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I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia five or six years ago. I thought that it would be impossible to live with it. I had been exposed to every therapy possible. Physical therapy, Aqua therapy, Needling, Cortisone, and Ultrasound. I had a breast reduction to help with the back pain but nothing helped for a long-term. I don’t have a high pain threshold, I proved myself wrong.

I work full time doing activities for an Assisted Living facility, It’s a very active job and what I have found is that if you stay active you can compensate for your pain. When I stop being on the go, I find that my pain worsens and I get very tired and take a nap.

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I like to spend time with my girls and my friends and so I have to have power through the pain and not let go. So that they don’t take pity on me and we can still do what everyone else does. I find that what motivates me the most is that I want to live a full life and not miss a thing especially the special moments in life.

My daughters are very supportive and they mean the world to me. I try very hard to hide my pain from them as much as possible because I don’t like to worry them. I feel that you need to keep an active life as much as you can so that you don’t allow the fibromyalgia win.

Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia? Share your Story with us in the Comments!

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  1. When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia I had no idea what it was. I only knew my muscles were getting into knot’s, my feet were cramping. And my body hurt so much. I had that with 2 kinds of arthritis. I hurt so much I wouldn’t even get out of bed. I realized I had gotten into a deep depression. My legs were so thin, I lost so much weight. I had to make a change. I packed up and moved 360 miles away to be close to my grandchildren. Before I left I saw a pain management Dr. I am a lot more active now. I love doing things with my 6 grandkids. I will not let fibromyalgia ever get me down again.

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