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Photos That Show What Fibromyalgia Really Looks Like

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The Mighty and National Fibromyalgia communities share photos of what fibromyalgia looks like.

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Photos That Show What Fibromyalgia Really Looks Like

“I was so fatigued that the pool table started to look like a comfortable bed.”

“Fibro has taken my independence. I’d be homebound without my dog most days.”

“This is my life with fibro… nerve pain, nausea and exhaustion.”

“On the inside there is a woman who pushes through the tears to have a normal day.”

“Trying to figure out how to get through the fog and pain to reach the end of the day having achieved something.”

“This is the invisible side of fibro — the side most don’t see.  It’s all of this and so much more.”

“When I try to massage some of my horrible muscle knots, this is what happens.”

“It’s wanting desperately to go out and enjoy the sun but instead having to rest.”

“I’ve just gotten out of the hospital because the medicine for fms has made me so sick they had to take me off everything I take.”

“Having to use a wheelchair because the pain is too excruciating to walk.”

“Trying to explain why i’m in twisting, agonizing pain that never goes away while looking ‘normal’ is a struggle in of itself.”

Originally published: June 30, 2017
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