Share my Story: NFA Member Stories
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Learning About my Body and Mind
By: Keena Carter I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in July 2019, but I have had symptoms since 2018. I couldn't sleep because the bed felt like it was vibrating. I had low energy and strength that I could explain [...]
You’re Pregnant. So Your Back Aches. What Else is New?
By: Elizabeth Kaffitz, Late in my second pregnancy, my back began to ache. It was bad enough siting down or in bed, but it was really bad when I stood up. My friends and relatives sympathized. My doctor told [...]
My Fibromyalgia Blessing
By : Audrey Neill, I have fibromyalgia. I feel blessed because before my diagnosis I had a very serious road traffic accident and after almost losing my life I really did see things from a new prospective. I am [...]
My Experience as a Young Adult Living with Fibromyalgia
By: Bethan JonesLiving with FibromyalgiaIt all started when I was 13 years old with pain in my knees. Doctors either thought I was a hypochondriac or that it was growing pains and would go away with time. Well, it never [...]
“I am Fibro!”
By, Susan Kepler My Fibromyalgia started with a rather short period of strength loss in my legs, mostly the right leg. I was a dedicated social dancer who loved any type of dancing, especially ballroom, and Zydeco dance. My [...]
Pain is My Pal
By, Pati Norman In 2014 after being in crippling pain and suffering from anxiety from it, I 'demanded' answers from my PCP. She drew blood. Sent samples to Mayo in Rochester. Came back a month later with "high risk [...]
Never Felt Young
By Laura Jones It all began around the age of six. I had scarlet fever at this time, which had me down for quite a while. After this tough bout of illness, I remember having headaches very often, even [...]
Thanks For The Prison Sentence Doctor!!
By, Jennifer Miles The last several years, my journey reminds me of much like being handed a life sentence in a prison and you did absolutely nothing to be given such a harsh punishment! When people ask me what [...]