So I don't mention Fibro very often. Also, I don't want to be viewed as someone with medical issues. I prefer to be treated as a feisty person who fights back when there's an illness.
|Fibro is like the Walking Dead. But with lying down instead of walking.|
This is it in a nutshell: two of the biggest components of Fibromyalgia are fatigue and pain. That's on a good day. On a bad day, it's bone-crushing fatigue and flu-like body aches.
|There will be a sunrise tomorrow! But you will sleep thru it.|
I won't get specific, but I either had or still have roughly 28 of those conditions. Oh, I'm sorry, you don't seem to be reacting. 28! [Painful emoji.] So with that many issues going on, my research and trial treatments are an ongoing juggling act. Because lying in bad 24/7 doesn't fix this thing. Sometimes it's necessary, but sometimes I get up anyway and try one of my many little secret half-cures. And I have found ways to feel better, at least regarding the Fibro symptoms. So I want to share those in a series of short blog posts. Because I'm too tired to write long blog posts. Gyah!
|Corn sensitivities are NOT fun, just in case you wondered.|
Such a hassle.
No, no, wait. That sounds negative. So let's find another way to word this: Good news! I found out corn triggers my Fibro symptoms! That means all I have to do is avoid corn products and I will feel better at least some of the time, even if I change nothing else! You see what I did there? That's called being positive and proactive instead of giving up. It's not easy to stay positive, but I have no intentions of writing a horrible, whiny, downer of an article that makes both me and you feel hopeless about Fibro. That's because I do not feel hopeless every day, all day long. And it is my wish for the world that no one with Fibro will feel hopeless 100% of the time. I can't make you put a positive spin on this. I'm just saying that there are ways to fight back. I'm doing it. Maybe you can, too. I don't know how bad your symptoms are, of course, and I don't know how many co-morbid conditions you have, but maybe I have some insights that will help you.
|Did I mention Fibro migraines? Oy!|
Also you may not have corn sensitivities, so just because I am depriving myself of the sweet buttery goodness of big, brimmin' bowlfuls of grits doesn't mean you have to. So, please, don't just blindly follow what some humorous, witty and talented stranger (me) does. Be proactive and find out what works for your set of conditions. Fight back when you have an ounce of energy and maybe you can make this experience a little less miserable. For now, if you want to slink back under the bed covers, I will understand. Talk to ya later.
Despite having chronic illness issues, I somehow magically manage to run a large and successful shop called Life's an Expedition on Etsy. Go figure. Also, you can follow me on Instagram @lifesanexpedition where I am told I am fairly hilarious.