ANECDOTALLY: how I manage chronic pain

Chronic pain is a bitch. I’ve been dealing with pain for about 15 years now. About a year ago, I got a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a ‘syndrome’ with a group of overlapping symptoms, and nothing specific found in medical tests. I always have pain – and it was only in recent years that I realized this is not normal for everybody. I am fortunate that the pain I feel is usually manageable and bearable – for me, fatigue ends up being a larger issue impacting my daily life. But after a while, pain really wears you down. Chronic pain can lead to…

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