Welcome

My name is Angelique, welcome to Fibro Ramblings. My aim is to raise Fibromyalgia awareness and educate people where possible.

If I can help just one person with my blog, then I will be happy to have made a difference.

I hope too, that in sharing my personal experiences, that many Fibromyalgia Warriors will be able to relate and find comfort in the knowledge that they are certainly not alone. Fibromyalgia is an awful, life changing disorder, that leaves many of its sufferers feeling alone, depressed, confused, sad, and angry. This will be an open and honest look into the daily life of a sufferer and the numerous challenges that we face.

Fibromyalgia is not a well-known condition and is very misunderstood. As a result of this, many people suffer unnecessarily at the hands of doctors, family members, friends, and the public in general. Millions of people around the world suffer from this dreadful, debilitating condition. There is no cure for it, and it is considered a lifelong condition. Celebrities like Morgan Freeman and Lady Gaga also suffer from Fibromyalgia and I am hoping that with the added publicity, a cure will soon be found.

I am a mother of 3 children, two daughters and a son. I have an incredibly supportive, loving husband and if it weren’t for him, I would not be able to face each day with the strength needed.

I have suffered from Fibromyalgia since 2009. I wish I could end it there but as all Fibromyalgia patients know, there are numerous other conditions that co-exist with Fibromyalgia. So here is a complete list of all my co-existing conditions: – 

  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Obstructive sleep Apnea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Tension and Migraine Headaches
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Costochondritis
  • Leaking heart valve
  • Asthma

Of course, as new conditions arise and are labelled “part of Fibromyalgia”, they will be added to the list.

I used to have a very fulfilling career however, Fibromyalgia stole that from me and now I’m unable to work. Fibromyalgia has destroyed every part of my life and I am no longer the person I used to me. There was me prior to Fibromyalgia, and there is me now.

To read my full story, click here My Long Journey to Diagnosis.

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7 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. I was diagnosed with Fibro, finally, 2010 but dealt with all the symptoms shortly after my car accident in ‘97. We just didn’t know what was going on. It was awful and I was so sick of drs. I’ve got a spinal cord stimulator that helps with low back and hip pain plus my meds. They are least ease things up. I work at least 40 hours at a crisis shelter for abused people then have a farm and ranch to run with 17 dogs most that we’ve rescued after they’re dropped off out here. Then all of our other animals, horses, sheep, cattle, geese, ducks, chickens, pigs and cats. Whew! My never ending whirlwind, always busy life.
    Hope you have a great day!🌺

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    1. I’m so glad that you managed to find something that eased your pain. Wow you really do have a busy life. I love that you are helping with abused people and with rescues animals. You truly are an earth angel 💜 Wishing you all the best & sending you gentle hugs 🤗

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    2. No need to become your illness. You are what you are. You are not fibromyalgia or any other illness. Be defined by yourself and how you treat others. Friends and family. Mend bridges. Dont build fibro walls. I did. I became my illness. I let it control every aspect of my life. I lost friends and family. Now I ignore fibro. It’s not my life. I am more. Much more.

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  2. I was diagnosed in 2010 when I was reporting strange symptoms after I has a grade 3 brain tumour removed. I still have difficulty sleeping even when I’ve had a good night I can still feel exhausted. Due to researching I now know that my symptoms are typical of fibromyalgia.
    My difficulty is some of my family who know nothing about the condition but feel that I’m lazy & that is why I hurt ALL of the time is due to my lack of exercise. I tried riding a bike but fell off due to poor balance. I bruised my whole shin & had shoulder pain for almost a month, I won’t be riding any time soon.

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  3. My list of symptoms is almost identical to yours. Just remove the asthma and add occipital neuralgia. I was diagnosed in 1990 after having suffered symptoms since childhood. After having to give up my career as a financial analyst at a large aerospace company, I became an author. My weekly column can be found on Fibromyalgia News Today. My book called More Than Tender Points is available on Amazon.

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Faces of Fibromyalgia The Fibro Wife Painful & Proud by Emma Boyland Fibro Ramblings

A few weeks back the lovely Angelique asked if I would be happy to share my Fibro story and I was truly honoured ❤️

The month of October has been crazy for me. On the 1st of the month I started this blog and each day has just been 100% off the cuff mental rants put out there for all you beautiful souls to read.. I honestly just open my mouth (the insta post) and let my belly rumble! 😂 ✌🏼

So when I was asked to share my story with @fibroramblings I was like WOW… people are actually enjoying my rants 😳🤣

Today is the end of an amazing month of support and positivity.. 31 beautiful days I have shared my highs, lows, rank selfies, eye bags, birds nests and all that’s in between … but it’s been nothing but a relief and a weight off my shoulders 😊

So thank you @fibroramblings!!! Thank you for understanding me.. thank you for believing in my rants and thank you for sharing my story. Through your page I have enjoyed reading others rambles and found some new people and fellow warriors to share my blog with along the way 👍🏻

Emma Boyland, Glasgow, Scotland

Thank you for bringing light to our chronic illness ❤

Not feeling alone is so helpful when all we do is feel alone with our pain. I am educating those I work with (teachers and admin) so they, like others, begin to understand that I am in pain every single day and the pain varies.

Please know that you are a lighthouse beacon of support for those who are looking for the light of hope x

Josy Tabb

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