Just what is this ugly green monster anyway?
The Mayo Clinic says fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Researchers believe fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful signals.
But not limited to
- Chronic widespread body pain is the primary symptom.
- Moderate to extreme fatigue and sleep disturbances.
- Sensitivity to touch, light, and sound.
- Cognitive difficulties including “Fibro Fog.”
Some people experience several other co-existing symptoms, such as but not limited to
- irritable bowel syndrome
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
- Interstitial Cystitis.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
physical trauma, surgery, infection, or significant psychological stress.
Genetics can play a part too. In some cases, symptoms gradually increase over time with no single triggering event. The latter is indicative of my illness.
Some FactsThis complex chronic pain disorder affects an estimated 5 to 8 million Americans men, women, and children alike. And, of all ethnic backgrounds. #Fibromyalgia, #EncourageSomeone, #Pain #Insivisible Illnesses Click To Tweet
- Fibromyalgia is diagnosed more in women than in men.
- You may be at an increased risk of developing fibromyalgia if a parent or sibling also has the condition.
- You are also at a higher risk of developing fibromyalgia if you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus.
- This complex chronic pain disorder affects an estimated 5 to 8 million Americans, including men and children.
- Fibromyalgia affects people from all ethnic backgrounds.
Friends, I just shared some basics here a snippet if you will. While there is no cure, There’s so much more to understand about this Debilitating and often misunderstood disorder that interferes with my quality of life and daily functioning. I did not include treatment options because they can be different from person to person. At the same time each persons journey is their own. The Journey is real.
The medical community is making advances regarding diagnosing, treating, medications and encouraging adopting a healthy lifestyle such as diet and exercise.
Making the proper lifestyle changes is difficult for me because of the Debilitation this ugly green monster creates.
#Because JesusI discovered as I drew nearer to Jesus and drew into Him and His Word, I am better equipped to cope with this disability. #bgbg2, #Fibromyalgia, #Because Jesus Click To Tweet
It took me a long time. But I discovered as I drew nearer to Jesus and drew into Him and His Word, I am better equipped to cope with this disability. I’ve learned to go to him first, laying down my pain, severe anxiety, and tears at his feet.I’ve learned to go to him first, laying down my pain, severe anxiety, and tears at his feet. #bgbg2 #Chronic Pain #Anxiety Click To Tweet
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. “( Isaiah 41:10 NIV)
“The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Exodus 33:14 NIV)
Mayo Clinic & Staff. (2020, October 7). Mayo Clinic. Retrieved 5 24, 2021, from https://mayoclinic.org
National Fibromyalgia Association. (n.d.). All About Fibromyalgia. National Fibromyalgia Association. Retrieved 5 24, 2021, from https://fmaware.net/fibromyalgia/