🦋 for those who do not understand fibromyalgia
If you were born with healthy genes, maybe you know me, but you don’t I wasn’t as lucky as you are. I have a predisposition to suffer from chronic pain, fatigue and concentration problems. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after months, years or maybe decades of physical and emotional problems. Because you didn’t know how sick I was, I was called lazy, pretended to be sick for not working, or just ridiculous If you have time to read this, I want to help you understand how you and I are different.
What you should know about fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is not a new disease. In 1815, a surgeon at the university of Edinburgh, William Balfour, described fibromyalgia. Over time, it has been described as chronic rheumatism, myalgia or fibrosite. Unlike diseases, syndromes like fibromyalgia do not have a known cause, but they are a group of signs and symptoms that, unfortunately for the patient, are present at the same time. Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are also syndromes.
Most of the symptoms and emotional problems associated with fibromyalgia is not of psychological origin.
This is not a disorder in which “everything is in your mind”. in 1987, the American Medical Association recognized fibromyalgia as a real physical condition and one of the main causes of disability.
Fibromyalgia can be crippling and depressive, interfering in the simplest daily activities.