Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain. There are many different symptoms that can range from pain, fatigue, migraines to insomnia, inflammation and sensory overload.
When you live with Fibromyalgia or know someone who lives with it, you may recognise what they are talking about in the memes.
Taking a shower can cause pain. When the pressure of the water is too high, or the warmth. The water hitting against the skin can cause real pain. This is one of the reasons I don’t like taking showers. Next to it causing pain, it’s super exhausting too.
The little monster in the meme is called Gia. She is the Chargimal that represents Fibromyalgia. Together with her friends she has adventures, but with caution cause she is low on energy due to her Fibro. You can learn more about her and the other Chargimals over here
I pick my clothes based on which body parts hurts the least that day. That’s also how I pick which chair to sit in today.
Living with Fibromyalgia is not for the weak. There is no known cure, and keeping symptoms and flare to a minimum is hard to do.