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Monday, July 14, 2008

Frustrating Fibromyalgia

Someone asked me how my "health thingie" was going. I never know how to answer the question. Though I've had fibromyalgia since 2005, most of my friends still have no idea what it is. And the friends and family who don't see me on a day-to-day basis have no idea how much it affects my life. Do I tell them that right that moment I feel great? My arm feels a little broken, my back hurts but it could be worst? Do I mention that fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue incompacitated me the week before? Should I wear a sign on my forehead that says I've tried this and that medication so that every time a friend or family member spots a commercial for Cymbalta or Lyrica, I don't need to explain again and again that I've been there and done that?

CNN said it right with their latest article, Fibromyalgia: Little Understood, Often Frustrating.