Posted in Fibro, Personal

Please don’t minimize me AKA Hitting a Sore Spot

As I am lying here in pain (and wishing I never took time off from work), I read an article and it pissed me off. Not because she is in pain, not because she heard everything that I’ve heard. There are actually so many things I can relate to with her and what she wrote.

What pisses me off is her declaration that it can’t possibly be fibro. I am so glad that she kept pushing and found a root cause for her pain, god knows whenever I get tests done, all I do is pray that this time SOMETHING will show up. But when it doesn’t and you have had all the tests imaginable and you have nicknamed yourself a human pin cushion, who is terrified of attaching yourself to another person and put them through this hell but praying that you’re not alone because you need love and support, the declaration is a slap in the face.

Because guess what, sometimes it is JUST fibromyalgia. Not because you are a woman. Not because the doctor is “lazy” and just wants to diagnose you with something, but because every test currently known to man says so.

*Stepping off the box*

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Author:

Lisa Arrington is a mother to two wonderful who has always had a passion for writing. Lisa attended a local technical college and received an associate degree in Computer Networking which she put right to use. Lisa currently lives in Southern Arizona with her two sons and when not writing she can be found curled up on her favorite chair with Kindle in hand, reviewing books for her blog, chauffeuring the boys around town for basketball games or playing Candy Crush Soda on her phone. She loves the color blue, can't get enough cherry cheesecake ice cream or Junior Mints and will forever be in a power-struggle over the big screen TV with her youngest child.

One thought on “Please don’t minimize me AKA Hitting a Sore Spot

  1. The seemingly constant brick wall of naysayers and non-believers when it comes to fibromyalgia and CFS is so incredibly frustrating for those of us who deal with one or both of them. I have adopted the attitude that 1) if you truly believe that you have been “cured” by some miracle combination of diet, supplements, and exercise them you never REALLY had it, and 2) all of us go through a period of time where we search for answers, attempting to find something that improves our quality of life. We all struggle with the never ending battle of “is this pain or feeling different enough to discuss with my doctor or it’s it JUST THE FIBRO.” Yes, sometimes it is the fibro, but sometimes it’s not. I spent years complaining about pain in my neck and back to no avail – finally my rheumatologist sent me for x-rays (showed nothing) and an MRI (because I was showing signs consistent with MS). They osteoarthritis in my neck & back, a herniated disc that is resting again my spinal cord in my neck and a bulging disc in my back. Sometimes it’s not “just the fibro.”

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