I am not a medical or health professional. The posts that I write or share on this blog are accounts of my own experience of the disease, or of treatments or methods that I have personally found to be helpful.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2012, after suffering a very nasty tropical disease called ‘Ross River Fever‘ the previous year.
It’s important to note that different people can suffer Fibromyalgia, or any disease I suppose, in slightly different ways. What I write here is my truth: I do not seek to diminish or contradict the experiences of others.
I do hope, though, that others find my posts helpful and informative.
If you suspect you have fibromyalgia, it’s important to get a proper diagnosis from a doctor. Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion: it’s the conclusion they come to when they have eliminated all the other conditions which cause similar symptoms. You need to make sure that your symptoms aren’t caused by any of those other diseases, , some of which are quite nasty and require specific treatment.
While it’s not always easy for people who live with Fibromyalgia to find things about their disease to be thankful for, it’s still a better diagnosis than some of those others!
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