Fibromyalgia Awareness

Hi, everyone!! Hope all are well!! Yesterday, May 12th was Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Just wanted to share the following with you. Something I’ve been dealing with on a personal level. I usually don’t discuss these things about myself, but this time is an exception because it is really important to me…..


This past year has been rough for me. After years of constant widespread pain throughout my body, amongst other issues, I finally went to the doctor last year.  Since then, I’ve seen 4 specialists, had 3 MRIs, several X-Rays, blood work, prescribed pain meds, back injections, muscle relaxers, went to physical therapy and a chiropractor …. Had nerve testing done…. After all that, I’ve been diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease, I also have a bulging disc in my back, I have a curve in my lower spine, S I joint problems, Carpal Tunnel in both wrists…. Also hip, knee and wrist joint problems.. Anxiety and Depression (for which I take Cymbalta).. . And on Sept. 29th I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia on top of all that. Pain medications do not work at all for me. The pain gets so bad that it keeps me awake at nights. The insomnia is horrible…. 


The above all mentioned has seriously changed my life. I am disabled now with mobility issues and having to re-learn how to do daily things that I used to take for granted. It definitely sucks… Lol… 


I never post about things like this. I keep to myself…The reason why I am sharing this is to help spread knowledge (hopefully) about Fibromyalgia Awareness. 


If you were to see me out and about, you would never know what I go through on a daily basis. The debilitating pain and discomfort, mobility issues…. etc… That affect me constantly. 


So, staying positive for me isn’t easy, but it’s what I do to the best of my ability because I am 45 years young and I will enjoy my life the best way I can!! 


In the photo I’m proudly wearing a shirt I had personalized…  🙂