1. Imagine the worst illness, tiredness and pain and your head is in a deep fog where you think you are going to the hospital. Imagine that you feel that way every day and that if you go to the hospital you probably will not find anything wrong and send you home and tell you to see your family doctor. This is fibromyalgia disorder.
2. “Imagine waking up in the morning and feeling exhausted as if you had not slept in days. As you lie in bed, trying to jump the energy to get up and head for the bathroom, you struggle with the thought, “Can I survive another day?” Then imagine that all you do, even the smallest tasks, feels like you’re walking through waist-deep wet concrete.
3. “Make a phone. There is something wrong with the charger. No matter how much you try to calculate it, it never costs more than 50 percent if you’re lucky. You close all apps so you can try to save the battery, but it’s useless. It quickly falls back to zero percent in no time. Now imagine you were hit by a bus and you are the phone.
4. “I tell people: Do you know how you feel when you have a flu? Body hurts everywhere, everything even hurts your hair and nails? Yes, these are my good days.
5. Think of the worst flu you’ve ever experienced, and pair it by dropping down three flights of stairs, directly into a hive. This is fibromyalgia disorder.
6. “Fibromyalgia disorder is blurry and misty for me, and on a bad day, it feels like I’m trying to go through viscous jelly. Normal things cause pain. Total fatigue without the benefit of a restful sleep.
7. ” It’s like your body was in a car accident while you had the flu and you never got over either.
8. “The worst thing about this disease is that you can not imagine it. There are far too many symptoms that I think people will lose after you have listed the first 10. This is often why Fibro people feel so isolated and go to the online community to find people who understand it.
9 . “Sometimes when I undress and look in the mirror, I expect bruising everywhere because my body hurts so much and hurts so much. Then there are times when I wish I was squeezed everywhere, because then people could take my pain seriously.
10. ” Imagine being wrapped in a burrito by a blanket made up of massage chairs with the balls in them. Unless you never know how many will press on you or where. On some days, the deepest muscles of my body are repeatedly punched while others feel like my skin is rough. The whole time I can not think clearly, as if my oxygen would be crushed under the weight and the pain.
11. “My body either feels it has been hit by a truck or on other days someone has a voodoo doll that has pins and twisted them with fibromyalgia disorder.
12. “Pain so extreme that you feel like vomiting. It’s hard to think, eat, sleep or do “normal” things. Your sensors are switched off. It feels like noise in a cave, everything echoes. Smells disturb you. Lights hurt your eyes and you feel dizzy like a carnival ride.
13. “It’s the ‘Princess and the Pea’ syndrome … every possible sensation is increased. Being on a bridge or near an escalator feels like an earthquake. You smell things that nobody else does. And you can not turn things off like buzzing lights.
14. ” Like getting Charlie horses into muscles you did not even know exist. When you go out to eat, you constantly squirm because the seat hurts your back. You are always tired and even a full pot of dark roasted coffee will not fix that. “
15. “It’s like the day after an exhausting workout with the stiff, sore muscles. Add a sunburn and a headache, then the flu. Fibromyalgia Fatigue feels as if your blood has turned to cement in your veins. ”
16. “I sometimes have severe fibromyalgia episodes that make you feel like you’re putting a battery to your tongue when you’ve dared to jump in at a young age. It feels like that for a constant hour or so, before painkillers intervene.