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
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Leaking heart valve
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.