Chronic Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Health

Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that has many symptoms.  One of the major symptoms is widespread pain.  This pain is constant and is felt all over the body.  My main areas of pain are in my neck, base of my skull, both shoulders, upper and lower back, upper arms, chest, thighs, knee joints, calves and jaw muscles. I have severe fibromyalgia and the pain is intense most of the time.  I have forgotten what it is like to be pain free.  In terms of rating my pain levels according to the pain scale, I would say that they never drop below 6.

pain-scale

The pain is felt as deep muscle pain.  I have terrible muscle spasms which are incredibly painful.  At times it will be stabbing or shooting pains and often it will be an intense burning sensation or throbbing.

The pain can be quite difficult to explain to someone who does not suffer from fibromyalgia.  I have tried to liken it to a normal person perhaps going to gym and really overdoing it.  Over the next couple of days that person will be very sore and tender.  It can feel something like that but obviously a whole lot worse.  The saying “I feel like I have been hit by a bus!” is way more accurate.

This pain changes your life.  It changes you as a person.

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7 thoughts on “Fibromyalgia Pain”

  1. While I don’t have fibromyalgia, I do suffer from chronic pain, and I can’t imagine what you’re going through because like I said I don’t have fibro and I believe everyone’s pain is different. However, I can relate to your last picture where it says ‘the pain we smile through everyday, would make others cry’. I work as a nurse and the other day I was explaining some of my health issues to one of my coworkers and they were shocked that I had chronic pain. They said to me “you have pain right now?” and I said “yea, I have it almost constantly” they looked at me confused and said “but you’re smiling”. That picture just reminded me of that conversation. When you deal with pain on a daily basis even if you don’t originally have a high pain tolerance you learn to develop one pretty quickly because you have to. Your body learns to adapt. I’m sorry you’re in so much pain, I wish you the best of luck and hope that in time you can find some relief.

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes it is very true that your body learns to adapt. You begin to function at a different level of “normal”. I’m so sorry to hear that you suffer from chronic pain too.
      I wish you all the best and hope you find comfort on difficult days.

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  2. I understand you perfectly I suffer from fibromylgia and I’m learning how to live with the pain. I’m so sorry for all those people that they suffer with that terrible pain.

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