Fibromyalgia warrior, Jaiden Herkimer, suffers from Fibromyalgia. Jaiden has added her face and story to Faces & Stories of Fibromyalgia. I am so grateful that she has shared this, as each story told raises awareness and helps fellow sufferers.
You can connect with Jaiden by following her on Instagram.
They think my Fibromyalgia was caused after extensive physical and sexual abuse during my childhood. The abuse started when I was an infant and was ongoing until I was 17. I was finally diagnosed after years of pain and exhaustion at 22 years old.
My life has changed since my diagnosis. I am currently in the process of trying to get in disability. I also now realize I have a condition and try to conserve my energy as much as possible. So far, the most effective treatment I’ve had is going on Lyrica, but even this only helps somewhat.