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Hello everyone, my name is Sylvia. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome and back problems because of Arthritis. I already had a surgery on my back. I gave up drinking 17 years ago due to poor health. It’s the best thing I ever did for my sanity.
One of the curses of having Fibromyalgia is something called “allodynia”. Allodynia refers to central pain sensitization (increased response of neurons).
Fibromyalgia is a very debilitating condition, it comes with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and the medications that help with the pain make you sleepy or lightheaded in most cases.
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.
After an unfortunate Motor Vehicle Accident, I began my painful journey at 30 years old. I have been diagnosed with 6 autoimmune diseases.
I hope that, the pain-free days will come more and more often, and that the moment will come when I will scream to the world... Disabled? NOT ME!