I'm Only 13

I'm a 13 year old girl and fibromyalgia is ruining my life. I'm constantly losing my friends because they don't understand that I can't make myself do the things that they do. The pain has taken over my life.
The bowel problems, neck, back, and chest pain is just terrible to live with. It's been affecting my school too because I can't stay concentrated long enough.
I have a boyfriend, yeah I know I'm only 13, but he supports me and he doubles as my best friend. He's pretty much the only one who is always there for me other than my mom, all my friends have left me due to cancelled plans all the time. I can honestly say fibromyalgia is ruining my life after a year and I just wish it was curable.
mhope1 mhope1
13-15, F
3 Responses Sep 16, 2012

Im 24 ive have been in pain since i was 5 yrs old. You will learn quickly that people are cruel and not understanding. It is those few people that are willing to stick around that really matter. I know its hard but stay strong and believe in yourself.

I was diagnosed a year under you! I`m 15 now. (:
I completely understand what its like not having friends cause they don`t understand the pain you are going through. When my pain level is extremely high, im super mean and don`t want to talk to anyone. They don`t understand it at all.
Stay strong little one.<333. I`ll be here if you wanna talk. c:

Oh my, you are so young. I am sorry to hear your story, and wish - more than anything there was a cure. My 12yr old son will be diagnosed very soon, and I am his mom who was diagnosed with FM 4 yrs ago. My son is a sports nut, and I am so sad for him - his dreams were to be a professional soccer player, and he has all the natural talent for it - and now what? I do not see many stories of kids like him - but I know all to well what FM does to your life - I am 42 - I can not imagine being a young person - living with this. My heart goes out to you. Hang in there, they are making more strides (I hope) to help FM sufferers.