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Young Fab & Fibro

Aug 29, 2017 9:59 PM

i havent been on here in a bit, mostly because although its impossible to forget that I have fibromyalgia, i havent truly come to terms with it. Im young and i have so much life i want to live but my diagnoses and honestly the symptoms which just keep getting worse is a major stuggle for me. I just started college, and all my teachers keep talking anout mot missing days but like honestly some days im all out of "spoons" entirely and/or im in so much pain that going to class would be unbearable and borderline impossible. i want to be a normal young adult who can party and go to school and date ( which is hard enough in itself because its so difficult explaining to a potential boyfriend that you have an invisible illness) ugh. im making no sense . basically fibro sucks

Aug 30, 2017 12:36 AM

I totally agree fibro sucks!! It's difficult to attend classes and trying to date and party as I at 41 not to mention newly divorced. I'm so glad you made reference to spoons b/c most ppl have the foggiest idea what it is or what it feels like. I'll be 42 in less than 2 months and it's not easy trying to date being divorced and sick. You really don't want to discuss being with someone for 17 years and being sick for 21 years ... ugh 😑
The only advice I have is know your limits and respect them. An invisible disease is the most complicated thing to explain let alone to make someone see your life. If they are worthy of being in your life tell them about your fibro using the spoons short story.

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