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The Mighty community shares signs that they grew up with fibromyalgia.


Signs You Grew Up With Fibromyalgia

“I was always more fatigued than seemed ‘normal,’ especially for my age.”

“As a child, I was told my ‘growing pains’ were normal, even though it never went away.”

“When I started driving, I couldn’t remember the main roads even through I’ve lived here my whole life. I lose my car in the parking lot even now.”

“I refused to wear certain clothes such as jeans or clothes with labels because they just irritated my skin so much.”

“I always did whatever I could to get out of playing sports at school. Getting hit hurt too much.”

“I used to dread having to walk places. I always thought I was just ‘lazy’ and was really hard on myself for it.”

“There are no photos of me clubbing or traveling or laying on a beach like most teens do. I was too ill.”

“As a kid, it really hurt to sit cross-legged on the floor.”

“When I was a teen I missed a lot of school because of fatigue.”

“I was always called an attention-seeker because I got hurt so easily and so often.”

Originally published: October 8, 2017
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