23 People With Fibromyalgia Describe What ‘Fibro Fog’ Feels Like

If you have fibromyalgia, you’re likely familiar with the term “fibro fog.” But those outside of the community might not truly get what that means. Most people know what it’s like to have a word on the tip of your tongue but not be able to say it, or how it feels to walk into a room with…

The Lyme Battle You Aren’t Seeing Behind Closed Doors

Imagine for a second that you are in pain constantly and have no idea why. You go to doctor after doctor telling them you’re in pain but they do nothing for you. They run some inadequate blood tests and say you look fine. Yup, on the outside I look fine maybe… if I ever leave…

What It Feels Like to Have ‘Chronic Depression Fatigue’

I’ve had friends tell me they’ve felt the extreme fatigue of depression long after they began feeling better, even when their depression was in remission. At the time I didn’t think much of this because I was in the midst of a many-years-long, serious depressive episode and couldn’t really imagine the depression being “in remission.” Why did I…

The Difference Between Being Tired and Having Chronic Fatigue.

Over the years, my friends and families have stopped asking me how I am. This is because every single time, the answer will invariably be “tired.” I mean, why lie about it? There is no getting away from the fact that I look tired. The bags under my eyes have bags. I walk like a…

32 Surprising Physical Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

For the average healthy person, fatigue is something that happens from time to time, maybe after running a marathon or working long hours one week at work. This fatigue usually goes away after getting a good night’s sleep and resting for a day or two. But for someone who experiences chronic fatigue as the result of…

A Typical 24 Hours With Fibromyalgia.

Three years ago, my doctor said the F-word… that’s right, fibromyalgia. I ignored her. But for the last year I have been in constant pain and I find it really hard to focus on anything other than finding pain relief or finding a new treatment that might actually make a difference.  I haven’t really been writing…

Endocannabinoid Deficiency Suspected As Cause For Fibromyalgia.

For decades, since fibromyalgia disproportionately affected women, those who suffered with its often debilitating effects were often labeled as “hysterical women.” Many doctors would not even acknowledge that it was a legitimate physical disorder and called women hypochondriacs. It was often referred to as a “psychosomatic disorder.” Over the decades, the medical community has finally…

To the Husband Googling ‘My Wife Has Lyme Disease.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! As I sit here reflecting about my wife/baby mama/BFF/personal goddess and all that has come to pass, I can’t help but be proud of who she is and what she does. I don’t give her the credit she deserves. Shame on me for that. It seems like the extra…

10 of the Worst Lyme Disease Symptoms

If someone would ask me what are the most annoying Lyme-related symptoms that I ever experienced, I would have a list ready within less than a minute. As a late stage Lyme disease victim, I experienced a lot of symptoms, mostly because my illness was not discovered on time. Thus I ended up developing neurological symptoms, muscles…

Fibromyalgia is Linked to Childhood Stress and Unprocessed Negative Emotions

There’s nothing worse than having to suffer from physical pain that gets further amplified by emotional stress. More specifically, a study done in 2010 reported that repressing negative emotions like anger increases chronic pain for people who suffer from fibromyalgia. If this is the first time you’ve heard the word “fibromyalgia,” keep reading to find out all…