You have to take a break in the middle of washing your hair.
You are overjoyed to finally go to bed… but still awake 1 hour later.
People give you advice like “Eat more blueberries”
You feel like you have a computer virus in your brain, because its so slow to respond!
You make a million plans when you feel good, then end up canceling all of them
Your pharmacist is on speed dial
When you become a human pinball, walking in and out of all the rooms in the house trying to figure out what you were looking for in the first place – AmyIrl (inspire.com)
You’re a “Comfort One Shoes” reward member
You often find yourself walking in circles because you can’t remember what you were about to do < Mandr2220, inspire.com
You have more than 4 pillows on your bed (YOUR pillows.) Bonus for wedges, memory foam, or U-shaped!
You have more than 3 prescription bottles on your bedside table
You have to give yourself a awe-inspiring pep-talk just to get out of bed in the morning
When you finally get out of bed, you go lay on the couch
You can predict the weather better than meteorologists
You have no idea what you were about to say
You know you have fibromyalgia when your mind does not just wander, it sometimes leaves completely. < Madmarion, inspire.com
You have no idea why you walked into that room…
You refuse to schedule anything before noon, unless its absolutely necessary
Your perfect Saturday night includes a heating pad, celebrex, and a comfy couch
You get a lot of strange looks, because when you try to talk, jibberish often replaces the clear, concise thought you had
You can watch a movie or read a book a million times.. and its always new!
A trip to the grocery store requires stretching in advance, mental preparation, and the endurance of a marathon runner.
You know you have fibro, when you love this post, but can’t think of a good reply to post after reading it. –2592sc, inspire.com
You understand what the word “struggle” truly means.
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