Fibromyalgia – Hard To Say, Even Harder To Live With!
I am just going to give you guys a brief outline of what Fibromyalgia is how it effects me. Its just a quick run-through as I am going to hound you all with my Fibro diary, Fashion Shows around Ireland and maybe a few rants here and there.
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome associated with widespread pain and fatigue. Known as the Invisible Illness, there are no outward signs of the condition but fibromyalgia symptoms include severe pain, fatigue and stiffness.
It is labelled a syndrome as fibromyalgia is a collection of signs, symptoms and medical problems that tend to occur together but are not related to a specific, identifiable cause.
<a data-pin-do=”buttonBookmark” data-pin-color=”white” href=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/”><img src=”//assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pinit_fg_en_rect_white_20.png” /></a>Fibromyalgia is characterised by widespread muscle pain and fatigue. The word fibromyalgia comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek terms for muscle (myo) and pain (algia).Tender points are particular body locations that are usually somewhat tender for anyone but where people with fibromyalgia feel pain in response to very slight pressure; these tender points are used in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.People who have fibromyalgia may also experience aching, stiffness and tiredness, which can be changeable throughout the day, getting worse with activity. Poor sleep quality and waking up without feeling refreshed is very common. Simple chores or activities may prove difficult to undertake because of muscular fatigue or lack of energy. Many people with fibromyalgia can experience emotional distress including anxiety and depression.
Now I don’t want it to be like this, we want people to understand what others are going through and help them. We want to be able to get out of bed in the morning and work a full day, whether this can be done or not is another thing, but if people know what we are going through it would make it easier. A year on since I started doing these shows and writing these blogs, things have gotten so much better but I feel I have a long way to go, health wise and letting people know about the illness.
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Chat to you guys soon,
Nicole Flutterby x