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People with fibromyalgia share the things people don’t realize they’re doing because of their condition.


What People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You Have Fibromyalgia

“Napping. I hate sleeping during the day. I feel miserable when I nap, but if I don’t lie down, I will fall down.”

“I rub my hands a lot and sometimes my feet. Most people don’t think this is anything more than self-comfort.”

“Google-Earth-ing everywhere I have to go and have never been before to assess if the building would have stairs and a parking spot nearby.”

“I wear a lot of fuzzy socks because I have cold feet issues. Having fibromyalgia means when I get cold my pain gets elevated even worse.”

“When I have to stand for more than a couple of minutes I rock back and forth to distract myself from the pain. Most think it’s just a nervous habit.”

“I really don’t talk much because I have fibro fog and find it hard to carry on a conversation.”

“I have to choose between going to church, family activities, and meeting with friends over rest. And lately, rest wins.”

“I text instead of calling because I’m not sure how I’ll sound over the phone, and I can make the text sound positive without acting.”

“I take a few minutes every so often when I’m out, like when I go to the bathroom or pop to the kitchen, and just sit and gather myself.”

Originally published: December 14, 2016
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