I know they say that Fibromyalgia is not progressive , but my body tells me it is. It seems every touch of flu , a cold and even dental problems cause the symptoms to worsen. I can recover from the cold, but the tole still lingers such as extreme fatigue , weakness , muscle pain and stiffness. At this point it is a great effort to get out of bed , shower and to eat.
I first had symptoms 10 years ago. I was active in my emploment, camping and hiking , going out with friends, aroebics, and raising my family. Not to mention caring for elderly parents. Hiking was the first thing to go and over the years practically everything else fun in my life. I now pat myself on the back for a trip to the store. I wish fibromyalgia was taken more seriously as it is a dibilitating illness that cuts our life short in so many ways.
One can feel so alone with this illness that I hope to reach out to others that are dealing with this nightmare and finding it harder and harder to cope.