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I have had a sudden increase in my fibromyalgia symptoms in the last 30 days. Coupled with being 26 weeks pregnant and the ever changing weather around here – freezing one day and slightly warmer the next; it’s been hard to manage my fibro symptoms. I’m still going to work every day and doing my best around the house, but can’t seem to feel as good as I would like.
A coworker who has become a close friend said, “You handle your pain so gracefully…I don’t know how you do it.”
She said that she can definitely tell by first look each morning if I’m flaring. Most folks, even my family doesn’t seem to notice. I keep to myself, still show respect to my coworkers and my students, and stay grateful for everything that IS going my way, but it is hard. While my coworker has been extremely kind, she still says she wonders what is “really” wrong with me.
Why is it that while my symptoms are real, that family, friends and even doctors have this level of doubt?
Miserable in Indiana
Hi Friend (Scribble from TD user)
“I feel your pain my friend. Having an “invisible illness” like fibromyalgia is without a doubt, difficult to share or even express with friends and family. Our pain is real, the mental stress is constant, but we have no broken bones or other visible signs to prove it. There is a lack of understanding and experience and even a loving family or friend on the best of days is ultimately worried about their own wellbeing and can only focus on what they can actually see, hear or feel for themselves. I have found that connecting through my diary with those who share my journey with my physical and mental struggles is often the best medicine, despite the greatest intentions of friends and family. You are in great company!”
Coping in NY
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