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    Words I never thought I'd say

    I think I would rather go to the dentist than go shopping for pants. With Fibromyalgia (particularly allodynia) and spinal osteoarthritis, shopping has become a much-dreaded activity. Yesterday I braved the mall to find a pair of pants that would be suitable for hanging out and work while being most importantly comfortable! Two and a half hours later and I did walk out with pants, but only after 5 trips to the change room to find the right comfort level (as little pressure as possible) and many pictures to my sister to confirm the right fit (not too baggie). Uff let me tell you, it was an ordeal. One good hack, if you'd call it that, was shopping with a slight flare. It kept me in check so that I didn't get too ambitious with what I could handle!

    Does anyone else have a similar experience clothing shopping? Please feel free to share tips or adaptative clothing brands that you would recommend.

    #Fibromyalgia #Osteoarthritis #AdaptiveClothing #Allodynia


    How do I know if my pain is Fibromyalgia?

    Fibromyalgia has so many physical symptoms. Headaches. Joint pain. Tummy trouble. Rashes and stuffy noses.

    This makes a diagnosis difficult because it can emulate other illnesses.

    So is the pain you're experiencing Fibromyalgia? My latest blog post explains 3 ways you can test yourself for Fibro at home.

    #fibromyalgia #Allodynia #Hyperalgesia


    #Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia and anxiety

    Tonight I am at the end of my rope. I am having anxiety surrounding my fibro. I believe either allergies or a sinus infection is lingering and its making feel like sh*t. I am exhausted so my mind is on overdrive. Im experiencing allodynia. I just want it to stop . I hate when it gets this discouraging, would appreciate words of encouragement #Fibromyalgia #ChronicIllness #Anxiety



    Does anyone have the symptoms of allodynia? I had a fibromyalgia flare up recently that was so uncomfortable and frustrating that it led to tears.

    Everything bothered me constantly for a couple of days. Here’s a list of what I experienced: All tags from my clothing, elastic from bras and panties, wrinkles in anything touching my skin, (clothing, sheets, etc.), all seams, (on furniture, clothing, etc.), and vulvadynia, (the vaginal area of my body was so painful that I couldn’t sit).

    I was constantly shifting around to get comfortable. Very anxiety provoking.


    Fibromyalgia getting worse?

    Fibromyalgia isn't supposed to get worse but I've started experiencing horrible itching, buzzing, and allodynia on top of the tremors, fatigue, and general pain. I'm covered in bruises now. Any thoughts or similar experiences? #Fibromyalgia