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By Nikki Marshall from irishtimes.com
"For me, a flare-up starts with a wave of exhaustion that can swamp me within seconds, accompanied by a brain fog so dense I might struggle to speak. Then the pain begins. It’s a rusty feeling in my hands and feet that moves up and seeps into my wrists and ankles, elbows and knees, shoulders and hips. There are muscle aches too, that trampled feeling you get as you’re coming down with a cold or flu."
Another great honest read about what it is like to live with Fibromyalgia, one of the most mysterious conditions. A common theme we hear from our community is this isolating feeling where no one seems to understand, or some don't believe the pain to be real. We hope that by sharing ways to talk about pain and stories of how other talk about pain can help you strengthen connections as someone living with chronic pain or someone who loves someone with chronic pain. The Symptoms Log is somewhere you can put those feelings down - how did the symptom really impact you? - as a starting point for those conversations. We hope you find it as cathartic and releasing as we do.