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15 Things People in Fibromyalgia Want You to Know

Sometimes all you can do is just be there, and that’s saving someone’s life!

If you are suffering from Fibromyalgia, you should see this collection, it will make you feel better… and do share it with the one’s you want to convey your feelings.

Chronically-awesome: At times we hurt so much and are tired from trying to play healthy that we feel like laying down right then and there, but we (usually) hold it in until we get home to our beds.

1.   We try really hard to look good

We often hear “But you don’t look sick!” but the truth is that most of us try very hard to pass as normal.  We rest before going out and take our pain meds at the optimal time. At times we hurt so much and are tired from trying to play healthy that we feel like laying down right then and there, but we (usually) hold it in until we get home to our beds.

but you don't look sick!

2.   It’s not all in our heads

Just because you can’t see it, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Our pursuit of healthcare is not driven by hypochondria or need for attention, it’s driven by physical discomfort. What we are doing is looking for something to improve our quality of life, and sometimes find the cause of our pain if it is not known.

Chronically-Awesome.com on Pain: "Just because you can’t see it, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there"

3.   We are not making a mountain out a of molehill.

We are actually in more pain than you think we are in. Studies have shown that, generally speaking, people tend underestimate other people’s pain. This may be because chronic pain itself is difficult to imagine, especially if you have never experienced it firsthand. Even those who have experienced similar types of pain in the past have a difficult time remembering it until they experience it again.

“Our pursuit of healthcare is not driven by hypochondria or need for attention, it’s driven by…

Studies have shown that, generally speaking, people tend underestimate other people’s pain

3 Comments

  1. Cada día me siento peor abeces no me puedo levantar de cama y no muero salir para nada no me hacen los medicamentos que me dan y ya me siento muy cansada de aguantar tanto dolor