Things Only People With Fibromyalgia Understand

Jennifer HerreraJennifer Herrera
Aug 11, 2017

Jennifer shares things that only people living with fibromyalgia can understand.

9 Things Only People With Fibromyalgia Understand

Throughout the years I have heard other things that people have said that they’ve experienced.

Some of them are similar to what I’ve experienced. I’m going to be going by my own experiences which I’m sure many people living with fibromyalgia will understand.

  1. Some days I feel like I have lots of energy and that’s where I tend to over do it. The next day, I’m in bed, and I can’t even lift a finger.
  2. Whenever I’m in a flare, I feel like I start to feel down and angry. I feel like I just want just be alone and not be around anybody. I feel like I’m allergic to everything. Hair products, perfumes, laundry detergents, and the environmental.
  3. Sometimes it’s just tough for me to focus. I notice that if I do any paperwork in the morning, it’s a little easier for me. But, if it’s more towards the afternoon or the evening, it gets a little hard for me to concentrate. When I’m feeling like that, I know that this is not the day that I should be doing this.
  4. Sometimes it seems tough to pay attention when I’m in a conversation with someone. I try my best to listen to what they’re saying and to keep up with what they’re saying. But, at times it’s a little harder than other occasions.
  5. There are days when I feel like I just can’t get my words out right. I talk choppy, and it’s a little embarrassing, especially when I’m at work or around people that I’m not close to. Then other days, my words will flow a little bit better. And my sentences will make more sense.
  6. Fibromyalgia pain makes me feel awful sometimes. I feel like I withdraw myself from other people. And I start just to make an effort to talk to people. Sometimes I feel like my veins hurt. I’ve gone to the doctor before and, they had no idea what I was talking about. They took an ultrasound of my veins, and nothing was wrong. It sounds bizarre for veins to hurt, but that’s how it feels sometimes.
  7. There are some other things that I can’t think of right now. That I’ve experienced in the past. If you have experienced anything that you feel like only people with Fibromyalgia could understand, please share them in the comments down below, to see if we can relate to some of the things that you’ve experienced.
  8. Even though we deal with so many different things from Fibromyalgia, it’s good to know that we can eventually get to know these things and kind of know how to cope with them. If I feel like I’m in a lot of pain, and I just can’t be around other people, because I feel like I might take it out on them, or I’m not feeling my best, then I know that that’s probably a day that I need to stay home. And need to understand that I’m not mad at the person, I’m just angry or sad or upset because of how I’m feeling that day.
  9. Another thing is, over the years I’ve gotten to know the type of products that I can’t use. I go with a lot of unscented things. And I stick to shampoos and conditioners with not too many ingredients, and so on.

If you anything else you would like to add, please leave it there in the comments down below. We would love to hear what you have to say about it. 

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