Fibromyalgia is in the process of shifting categories, from a rheumatoid or inflammatory disease to a neurological disorder. A lot of people (yes, doctors included) don't understand what they can't SEE, and you can look pretty good and still be in pain, but it is REAL, and NOT just in your imagination. Check out some of the links in our library, there are studies and articles you can share with the 'unbelievers'--if they'll listen. Some will...
It's not much fun when you're older either! LOL
As for how to handle it... It's a fine line we have to walk, between doing enough and doing too much--and every day the line changes! LOL Mostly, I use warm baths and exercise and meditation to combat the pain. Stretching and staying mobile is key--even on flare-days, I cannot afford to just stop, though I may slow down considerably...LOL
Like a lot of things in life, you just have to keep working at it, experimenting, trying new things... but do know this:
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
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