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Fibromyalgia: MY First Step Taking Back Control of My Life

I think the hardest part of having Fibromyalgia is being undiagnosed, because you don’t know what is wrong with you which itself could be mind-bugging and raise your stress level. It could also triggers more pain.

Another thing being undiagnosed is that you get depressed and sometime turn to food, limit your outdoor activities, increase alcohol intakes, worse is some of your intakes could be Fibromyalgia triggers and you won’t know it.

While I was undiagnosed, I used to wonder why I experienced severe pains during my happiest moments.

At one point, I thought that it was voodoo and some people did not want to see me happy so they put a spell on me so that I fell ill anytime I was happy, and so I tried too hard not to show the world I was happy, but it didn’t work.

Do you blame me for my thoughts?

Doctors, MRI, Scan, Blood test all reveal that there was nothing wrong with me, so if I was not crazy then it had to be some evil forces against me.

After being told I had Fibromyalgia, I cried so hard and imagined myself old lying in bed disabled.

I called everyone on my support system list, they told me things about me I didn’t know I processed which is the spirit to fight! The survival spirit! They sent me all the links they could find.

I remembered my daughter.

I remembered all the people I have empowered in the past

What would they say if I just lay down and accepted this illness?

And I decided to take my life in my hands and fight back! My first step was looking at my diet, see if there was anything I was eating that triggered my pain.

Found out that anytime I was in a happy mood I had one of the following; home brewed Guinness Punch, cold milk, coffee, yogurt, or cake. These are trigger food, meaning they could trigger pains in Fibromyalgia patients.

They say “what you don’t know won’t kill you” but this was not true in my case what I didn’t know was killing me and causing me pain. There was no witch after me, I was the witch after me.

I have since stopped dairy product, replaced cow milk with Almond, and now on low carb diet, this has reduced my pain and fog by 20 percent. I do not know what the future holds but I plan to continue this journey of either finding a cure or the best way of managing the pain.

Life is a journey! Isn’t that what they say?

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