What Do You Need To Know About Fibromyalgia:
Fibromyalgia is not a new type of disease. William Balfour, a surgeon at the University of Edinburgh, described fibromyalgia in 1815. Over time, it has been described as chronic rheumatism, myalgia, or fibrosis. Unlike diseases, syndromes such as fibromyalgia do not have a known cause, but they are a group of signs and symptoms that are unfortunately present at the same time for the patient. Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are related syndromes.
Most of the symptoms and emotional problems associated with fibromyalgia are not of psychological origin.
It’s not a condition in which “everything is in your head.” In 1987, the American Medical Association acknowledged that fibromyalgia was a real physical illness and a major cause of impairment.
Fibromyalgia may be disabling and depressive, which may interfere with simpler day-to-day operations.
-What you need to know about me:
Understand about fibromyalgia
1. My Pain:
It’s not your suffering, it’s not my pain. Fibromyalgia not caused by inflammation. It’s not going to help me with your arthritis medication. I can’t work because my body doesn’t stand that way. It’s not the suffering that only exists in one part of the body. It’s on my shoulder today, but it could be one foot tomorrow, or maybe it’s gone. My pain is triggered by signals that reach my brain incorrectly, possibly due to sleep disturbances. It’s not very well known, but it’s real.
2. My Fatigue:
I don’t just feel very tired. I’m so tired. I’d like to be part of a physical activity, but I can’t do that. Please do not take it personally, please. If you saw me shopping yesterday, but I can’t help cleaning the yard today, that’s not because I don’t want to. I’m paying the price for stressing my muscles beyond their capacity.
3. My Concentration Issues:
All of us who have fibromyalgia call these issues “fibro-fog.” I may not remember your name, but I remember your face. You may not remember what I promised to do for you, even if you just told me about it a few seconds ago. My problem has nothing to do with age, but it may be linked to sleep disturbances. I don’t have a selective memory, either. I don’t even have a short-term memory for a few days.
4. My own clumsiness:
If I stand up or run after the crowd, I won’t be chasing you. I’m not in control of my muscles to do that. If you’re behind me on the ladder, be patient. These days, I’m going to take my life and every step one at a time.
5. My Sensibility:
I can’t stay here! This may be due to some variables, such as bright light, very noisy or low noise, odors. Fibromyalgia has been called a “disorder that makes things worse.”
6. My intolerance is as follows:
I can’t stand either the heat or the moisture. If I’m a man, I’m going to sweat a lot. Well, I mean, if I’m a lady, too. And don’t be surprised if I get out of reach when it’s cold. I can’t tolerate the cold, either. My inner thermostat is broken, and nobody knows how to fix it.
7. Oh, my depression:
Yes, there are days when I prefer to stay in bed, at home or die. Severe pain is unrelenting and can cause depression. Your true interest and understanding can take me out of the abyss.
8. My stress:
My body can’t cope well with pain. If I have to stop working, work part-time, or delegate my home responsibilities, it’s not because I’m lazy. Regular stress can make my symptoms worse and completely disable me.
9. My weight is as follows:
I might be overweight or thin. It’s not my choice, either way. My body isn’t your body. My appetite is affected, and nobody knows how to fix it.
10. My need for treatment:
Don’t envy me if I need a massage every day. My massage is not your massage Consider what a massage can do in my body if the pain in my leg last week is what I feel in my entire body. The massage can be very painful, but it’s something I need. Massaging can be helpful on a regular basis, at least for a while.
11. Well, my good days:
If you see me smiling and working normally, don’t think I’m feeling good. I am suffering from chronic pain and fatigue, which has no treatment for me. I could have a good morning, a few weeks or even a few months. In reality, it’s a good morning that helps me to move on.
12. The individuality of me:
Even those with fibromyalgia are not the same. That means I can’t tell you all the signs. I may have migraine, pain in my hips, shoulders, or knees, but I don’t have the same pain as anyone with that condition.
I hope that helps you understand me, but if you still have doubts about my pain, your bookstore, your library, or the Internet, they have good books and articles about fibromyalgia.
Author’s Note: This letter is based on conversations with women and men around the world about fibromyalgia. It’s not one of the 10 million people with fibromyalgia in the world, but it can help healthy people understand how devastating this condition can be. Please don’t take lightly the suffering of these men. You don’t want to waste a day with their shoes or their bodies. Fibromyalgia is not something we choose to have, but if we do, we must reach a point where we accept the condition as part of our lives.