Share my Story: NFA Member Stories
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Fibromyalgia Dr. Handoff..
By: Karen Commins I started out giving my symptoms to my general practitioner. He sends me to a rheumatologist. My rheumatologist diagnoses me with Fibromyalgia. He states that Fibromyalgia is not a rheumatoid disease and sends me back to [...]
Fibromyalgia, The Continuous Struggle
By: India Sweatman My story starts in 2013 when I was having pain I couldn't ignore; it was affecting my everyday life. I went to several specialist when one finally diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. Afterwards his care produced no [...]
A Dose of Difficult
By: Ariana Rush I was first diagnosed with FM in 2014. I have been dealing with this disease since I was 14, 25 years ago. After being diagnosed I spent a lot of time thinking. I wanted to know [...]
Faulty Newly Wed
By: Prerna Tiwari Hi, I am Prerna. The girl full of life, passion and loads of dreams in her eyes. Since childhood i have seen dreams of getting married. Just like in fairy tales I always dreamt of a [...]
Firefighter Turned Fibrofighter
By: Steven Lehman In 2015 my life began to change. As a 41-year-old Fire Lieutenant/ Paramedic, I was always doing something active. One thing I enjoyed the most was the long walks I took with my best friend and [...]
Is It Really Fibromyalgia?
By: Bon Yearwood I have Had fibromyalgia for 30 years. I’ve been through the gamut of physicians ranging from primary doctors, to rheumatologists, and other types of doctors. As I’ve gotten older my fibromyalgia symptoms have gotten worse. Unbelievably [...]
No Longer Who I Used To Be
By: Belinda Stott I have been dealing with the symptoms of fibromyalgia for about 30 years now but was not officially diagnosed until about 15 years ago. Before fibromyalgia I lead a very full and active life by working [...]
Undiagnosed and Unsure
By: David Luecht I’m glad I was referred to this post. It is assumed that fibromyalgia affects women only. Men are diagnosed with it also. For over a year and a half, I have had the pain, fatigue, fog, [...]
Heading Into Retirement Happily
By: Jody Davison My 65th birthday is just a few days away and I am happily heading into my retirement years during a pandemic in spite of a fibromyalgia diagnosis over 20 years ago. I moved to the coast [...]