I'm Not Crazy...I'm Sick

Learning to live with Fibromyalgia is not an easy task.  There are so many symptoms to deal with and then on top of that we have to deal with the scrutiny from others who don’t believe we are really sick.  That’s the hardest part.  We get called attention seekers and hypochondriacs all the while we feel like we’re dying inside.  There have already been so many of us who have given up this fight and have taken their own lives, and still people don’t believe that Fibromyalgia is real.

One of the biggest questions we have for one another is how do you deal with people who don’t believe we are sick?  What do you say to those people who make negative remarks and laugh at our misery?  Most of the time I just ignore it and then I go home and cry.  I’ve had many thoughts of dying and most of the time it was because of people thinking I’m crazy and not sick.  I’m learning to become more open about my illness and I’m also learning how to explain it better.  YouTube videos have been helpful in helping my family to understand better.

So what do you say?  We have to stick together in this fight.  One person alone cannot defeat this monster.  I wish everyone a pain free day.  *Gentle Hugs*