I am reflecting today about my 20 year journey with Fibromyalgia. It started when I was around 20 and I am in my 40’s now.
I had so much to accomplish, a career, raising a child, being in a marriage but each step was made extremely difficult due to all the symptoms of Fibro, including pain and exhaustion.
I pushed through it all, despite my bodies constant request for rest. I did my best to honour my body but responsibilitie are responsibilities I thought and I did not habe a support system because no one understood or validated my challenges.
Dr’s diagnosed me in my early 20’s, I know a family history of Fibro helped but they also diagnosed me with many other conditions and for each came meds.
Over the years, I gained weight, I lost weight, I had ups and downs, meds helped me push through but didn’t ever mske me fe comfortable or fully functioning and I know I am not alone.
A couple of years ago I connected with my long lost cousin who also has the symptims of fibro but she chose no meds, and used more pacing strategies.
So this leads me to my reflection. Are meds helping or hurting? One year I balooned up 70 lbs, while eating dietician approved meals, then thyroid, pcos, hernia, ect. Did meds cause? Are meds better or worse? Would my body have learn to adapt if I accepted my limitations, stopped and listen to my body? Did I have a choice financially/support wise? Anyone relate? #Fibromyalgia #chronic illness #RadicalAcceptance #Medication