Do not judge people by what they are covered with. They tell a story about themselves.
The Invisible Pain.
You don’t see it, but you can feel it all over your body. I have been living with FMS for almost 7 years now. Not as easy as pie. Every day is a drag to get out of bed and to put on your best smile possible to show the world: I am Ok. But deep inside you’re not OK. You are yelling for comfort and endless relief to come.
I tell myself that I can get through this day. Just take your meds and keep your head above it. They don’t see the pain, and for sure they do not feel it. So don’t show them. Just smile and keep positive. When it hurts, just take a deep breath and relax those muscles for 5 min. Don’t worry, one day you will conquer this madness, one day.
Just me and Pain.
To share a little bit of the pain our suffers go through daily, and this is just 20% of it.
Fibromyalgia (FMS) is an illness that causes widespread pain, sleep disturbances, exhaustion, and often emotional and mental discomfort. Fibromyalgia patients may be more sensitive to pain than non-fibromyalgia patients.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes extensive musculoskeletal pain, as well as fatigue, sleep, cognitive, and mood problems. Fibromyalgia is thought to amplify painful sensations by altering how the brain and spinal cord interpret painful and nonpainful signals. Symptoms usually appear after a traumatic event, such as surgery, infection, or significant psychological stress. In some situations, symptoms develop over time without a single inciting incident.
Women are more prone than males to get fibromyalgia. Tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and depression are common in patients with fibromyalgia. Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there are a number of drugs that can help manage symptoms. Exercise, relaxation, and stress-reduction techniques may also be beneficial.
Symptoms - My suffering all Day.
There is a lot of discomforts.
Fibromyalgia pain is frequently described as a persistent dull aching that has lasted for at least three months. The discomfort must be felt on both sides of your body, as well as above and below your waist, to be termed widespread. Fatigue. Even if they sleep for long periods of time, people with fibromyalgia typically wake up weary. Sleep is frequently disrupted by pain, and many fibromyalgia patients also suffer from other sleep disorders such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea. Problems with cognition. Fibro fog is a symptom that inhibits one's ability to focus, pay attention, and concentrate on mental tasks.
Many studies believe that fibromyalgia patients' brains and spinal cords change as a result of frequent nerve stimulation. This shift is caused by an abnormal rise in the amounts of pain-signaling molecules in the brain.
Furthermore, pain receptors in the brain appear to establish a kind of memory of the pain and become sensitized, meaning they can overreact to both painful and nonpainful signals.
Many factors are thought to have contributed to these developments, including:
Genetics. Because fibromyalgia is an illness that runs in families, some genetic alterations may make you more prone to acquiring it.
Infections. Fibromyalgia appears to be triggered or worsened by certain disorders.
Physical or psychological events. A physical event, such as a fall, can occasionally set off fibromyalgia.
Fibro Fog - Sleepy me.
Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with other illnesses, such as:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a type of irritable bowel syndrome.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or called Fibro Fog.
Headaches such as migraines and various types of headaches.
Interstitial cystitis, often known as painful bladder syndrome, is a condition in which the bladder is inflamed.
Disorders of the temporomandibular joint.
Syndrome of postural tachycardia.
Don't Judge Me.
Next time when someone tells you that they are tired and just woke up, don’t judge if you don’t know their condition. If they don’t want to eat, leave them, they will catch up on their own terms. When they are cranky and moody, give them space. They get tired of having pain all the time. Just take us inconsideration sometimes when we deal with a flare-up and don’t know how to handle it.
Please note us, and love us for who we are. We can not help our condition.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2022 Natalia Judith Zwarts