ME/CFS AUSTRALIA (SA) INC
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Happy Birthday? Another Year With Fibromyalgia
Saturday 7 January 2017
Happy Birthday? Another Year with Fibromyalgia
My birthday was a few days before Christmas. It’s a day I have enjoyed since I was a child. The only difference is I no longer look forward to advancing another year in age. This is not so much about the fact I am nearing 49 years, but that I have been deprived of “life” for 21 years due to fibromyalgia.
While I do not like to acknowledge this fact as if it were an anniversary, it is something that follows me like the proverbial monkey on my back. It is because of this illness that I insist on celebrating the events I can, for few events bring happiness. As many who have the illness already know, the onset, symptoms and treatments, differ from person to person.
My personal journey began around 1996. I was going through a divorce from my college sweetheart, one of the reasons being undue stress from having post-traumatic stress disorder due to repressed childhood trauma. I think fibromyalgia may have a genetic component that, in combination with added stressors, can put one at risk for developing the disorder.
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