School and college are difficult for teens diagnosed with fibromyalgia, also known as chronic pain (and fatigue) syndrome. Early mornings, tasks requiring physical and/or mental labour are taxing enough for normal students, but for those with fibromyalgia it can be almost impossible.
we believe that I had fibromyalgia since I was a teen! I was diagnosed with asthma as I kept having bad breathing attacks after any physical activity, looking back now I know that they were panic attacks because of the pain. I was made fun of quite a lot because the people with asthma thought I was making it up because they could tell they weren't asthma attacks. I was off school quite a lot because of the stress it cause so many different problems but we never new what was wrong with me! I still suffer with fibromyalgia now and will forever unless they find a cure. but now I know what it is I have been able to put things in place to help me. like relaxation, music and good company!!!!
I am 16, i attend college and try not to let chronic pain stop me but it can be incredibly hard! I play a lot of sport, because that is what makes me happy, but i have to deal with the pain afterwards. i guess i have to way up whats more important, doing sport and being in agony afterwards, or not doing the thing i love most.
Kristen a lot of doctors advice exercise for fibromyalgia, I think the best thing you can do is maintain a steady sports activity level it will make it easier for when you get older but in moderation. perhaps ask your doctor if they have an exercise referal, they might be able to help you recognise what is a good level for you. :) you seem to be dealing with it very well though! xxx
I have Fibromyalgia, and I'm almost positive my 14 year old son does too. As far as I can tell his problems started when he was very little maybe even at birth). I can identify that mine started grade, if not earlier. It's a miserable way to grow up for all of us. :-[
I'm a teen with fibromyalgia And stress is one of the biggest things. Especially trying to explain to people "other teens" that you have limits. For someone who needs suggestions, I'm always told " exercise, exercis,e exercise" but I'm sure you already do that. My physical therapists tell me I'll have no limits, but it's really frustrating when I go to a concert but I feel like im going to collapse after 2 hours. What really helps me though is 15 mg meloxicam
The hardest part for me is balance. When I feel good I always over do it. Then I am crying for days. I have struggled to find balance all my life. I guess my strong type A personality is my burden. But yes keep moving or it is worse.
I haven't got a diagnosis and doubt I ever will bit I've had this since 14 and many other pain conditions through out my life. I'm 15 now and have been battling since birth with mental problems and autism. And since 8 with pain conditions