5.8 million women between the ages 20 to 50 are affected by this dreadful pain on a daily basis.
Living with fibromyalgia is like someone handing you a fifty pound boulder that you have to carry around with you everyday. It was too much from the beginning, but then to top it off you learn that certain conditions such as the change of weather, stressing over the fact that you have to carry the boulder or sometimes just the daily walk will cause the boulder to get bigger. You can't wish it away, you can't give it away and by any means, you can't throw it away..... so what do you do? You learn to live with it.
Fibromyalgia is considered to be a common syndrome in which a person has long-term widespread pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues, also causing tingling, numbness and memory loss.
Although not knowing exactly what caused this ugly monster to appear from out of nowhere, it has been linked to other problems such as fatigue, lack of sleep, headaches, anxiety and depression. Physical or emotional trauma are also possible triggers.
Unfortunately, if you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it has now become a way of life. All those simple things like cooking, cleaning the house, raking the leaves in the yard, walking to the mailbox, even taking a bath, become a daily task which causes depression to skyrocket, leaving you in even more pain.
Behind learning how to live with your pain, you also have to learn how to live with your family. It's hard for them to understand whats happening with your body or the sudden change in your attitude, therefore, an outside support group can be beneficial. Being around other fibromyalgia sufferers, learning about different medications that are working for them or even other techniques such as relaxation and meditation. You may find that it may work for you.
According to studies done through the Mayo Clinics, meditating is a totally natural treatment that helps to ease the muscle tension and helps fight fatigue. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It's simple and inexpensive, and it doesn't require any special equipment.
In other words; Don't let the pain of fibromyalgia lock you into a mental prison, break those chains. Continue to explore other options....... Refuse to be defeated!