You cannot concentrate anymore, you can't think straight, you keep forgetting things and just feel out of place. Sound familiar? One study found that fibromyalgia is more common in people with ADHD. The symptoms: difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, and general cognitive problems are often given little attention when treating fibromyalgia.Read more
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I hate this pain scale! It's for healthy people who don't usually feel pain. But if you have constant pain that can feel different and have different effects, how should you categorize it?Read more
I do not believe that chronically ill people are weak. On the contrary. When I was active in my self-help group, I attended several congresses and training courses. The stories of those affected were not stories of weak people, but rather of heroes who have "endured" a lot.Read more
Pain is an important signal from the body that something is not going right. If we do not listen to it, the pain can become chronic. I don't think pain is weakness. On the contrary, it takes a lot of strength to function properly even though you are in pain.Read more
I was exhausted and had hit rock bottom. I had to realize that I was going too fast on the wrong track. The pain and all the other symptoms brought me to a standstill. I had to learn to accept that this was the case.Read more
Would you like a little more? A little more what: illness, treatment, insight, gratitude? I often had this feeling of being overwhelmed, because I have tried many methods to catapult myself out of the pain spiral, or at least to help me to crawl out.Read more
Seeking a new doctor or therapist feels like an exam fear to me. Standing at the door just before an oral exam is about to start. I suffer from exam fear. My heart is racing, my stomach is restless and I have the strong urge to run away and escape.Read more