It’s freezing outside and the other girls have an extra heater next to them and here I am dying with a fan on me!” – Christina K. “As a 27-year-old woman [with] both fibromyalgia and endometriosis I often suffer from really bad hot flashes.

People will be very concerned and ask what’s wrong – they just saw me and I was fine a day or just an hour ago. Like I’m appropriately all dressed up and eager for a social gathering, then the feeling of discomfort kicks in with heavy sweating and light headedness due to the ‘heat’ my body is perceiving. I have had to give up wearing any king of perfume and for a girly-girl like me that drives me crazy. I say God did this so I could teach high school in a large, urban school where most all the kids have different, some quite unpleasant odors. We kept going over this for about 15 minutes and low and behold he found, "a very small urine spot" on the carpet that he and I both couldn't see. The symptoms of fibromyalgia are so various and diffuse that they can be difficult to recognize for what they are. It’s right there on the tip of my tongue but the words don’t come.” – Paula D. “Incontinence! We walk. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Andrew, I have very recently been diagnosed with FM. It would be wise to see your GP to have your urine checked. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Track your pain levels, triggers, and treatments. I use a lot of Post-it notes and set reminders for just about everything.” – Bee E. Not being able to process what someone is saying to you and then looking rude for asking what they said more than once because to your brain they may as well be speaking gibberish.” – Dani S. Definitely the brain fog. Copyright © 2020 Handcrafted by Clearfix Inc. It’s over 100 degrees out so every place has the AC cranked up and I’m trying to warm my hands enough to have feeling in them.” – Kristi R. “Spasms. Half of the time I think that they, "think it's in my head". In the past, it was mischaracterized as a mental health disorder.

I asked my doctor about it way back when I was first diagnosed and he said it was not unusual at all. All the time. cece, ~FM TIPS - LIVING W/ FM - TOOLBOX ~WELCOME NEWCOMMERS~. This past Thanksgiving I had to sit and watch everyone eat. That means that if you’re embarrassed, it’s time to take a deep breath, make an appointment with your physician and swallow down those feelings so you can tell the doctor the nature of your symptoms. Although there’s no reason to feel ashamed of any symptoms or side effects you experience, it can still be embarrassing when brain fog causes you to forget what you were saying in the middle of an important work meeting, or a sudden burst of pain makes you drop the dishes you were putting away in the kitchen. I try to warn the people I work with on a bad pain day, that if I burst out crying or seem irritated it’s not them, it’s the pain.” – Trish G. “The most embarrassing symptom of mine is the sudden shooting pains causing me to automatically change expressions and stop whatever I’m doing, whether I’m at work or with family. Some studies have even indicated that physical activity may improve the sense of smell in fibromyalgia, as well as the pain and fatigue. He shampooed my carpet and the smell was gone.


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