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I do this and people think I can do more than I actually really can. They don't realize I have limits via kr.

We try to seem as “normal” as possible

Chronic Pain patients tend to minimize their pain. pain *i don't really care about seeming normal. i just don't want my family to know how bad it is, because there is nothing they can do. no reason to make them feel bad too.

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Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disease, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Illness, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Hyperaldosteronism.

Fibromyalgia is the great copy-cat of the medical world.  One of the reasons it may take years to diagnose, is due to it's characteristic of mimicking other conditions.  Many people, myself included, in the beginning stages of the disease believe they have rheumatoid arthritis.  This is especially true when hand pain becomes increasingly more severe. As the years have gone on, the pain in my hands has gotten worse.  In the past, I would have sore hands during the occasional flare.  Today I…

Getting A 'Grip' On Hand Pain In Fibromyalgia ~ 5 Budget Friendly Gadgets To Help Painful Hands With Fibromyalgia

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Stop assuming!!! #justchronicillnessthings

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia often have very similar treatments due to the fact that these two syndromes share a lot of common characteristics.

Fibromyalgia. The thing to remember about this condition is that everyone is different. Some may live a relatively normal life and being able to work for years. Others may suffer with it so severely that they can barely get out of bed some days. One of the worst things you can say to a fibro patient is, "I know other people with fibro and they still do this or that. You should be able to also."

FIBROMYALGIA: Chronic Pain and Fatigue. This explains the chronic disease perfectly.

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