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MY STORY: Pain Is My Constant Companion

Sunday 14 October 2018


From Kenyan news outlet Daily Nation:


Karambu Muthaura
Karambu Muthaura.

MY STORY: Pain is my constant companion

By Soni Kanake
Saturday October 13, 2018
Copyright © 2018 Daily Nation.

Karambu Muthaura, 38, lives a life punctuated by unpredictable spasms and chronic fatigue due to a condition called fibromyalgia. She shares her experience with Soni Kanake.

“My name is Karambu Muthaura, a project manager and mum of two – Cindy, 13, and Mo, four and a half.

“Life was one big party until around 2006 when I started getting migraines and unexplained fatigue. I had always enjoyed great health, then one day I started getting sickly. Things have not been the same since.”


“The condition was diagnosed as fibromyalgia, which causes the nerves to send wrong and exaggerated pain signals so in defense, the muscles contract leading to lots of spasms. As a result, I suffer from generalised body pain though it also comes with specific pain points for instance the trapezius (either of a pair of large triangular muscles extending over the back of the neck and shoulders and moving the head and shoulder blade).”


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