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Fibromyalgia Symptoms – What Fibromyalgia Feels Like

Fibromyalgia ‘What’? That’s what I said when I was diagnosed with it.

In 2013 I had a blood clot on my brain which cause three Crescendo TIA’s (mini strokes). I found out that It was all caused because I have Carotid Artery disease. I had to have an urgent operation on my right carotid artery to have a stenosis (narrowing) removed due to the fact that I only had 10% blood flow and there were fears that I might have further strokes.

Some months later I was suffering with wide spread pain throughout my body, slurred speech and bumping into things. A number of visits to the hospital, later. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I still have a number of the symptoms listed in the article but at least I can deal with it now I know what it is. I am back to working full time and writing in my free time. I found the below article that explains a little about this weird illness.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms – What Fibromyalgia Feels Like.



Tracey A Wood is a new exciting author of Paranormal suspense, Romance and Urban Fantasy novels with a captivating twist

6 thoughts on “Fibromyalgia Symptoms – What Fibromyalgia Feels Like

  1. Tracey, Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you for putting out a post on this misunderstood condition. I was diagnosed with fibro and it’s evil sister, RA, in 2007. Chronic Fatigue decided to join the party somewhere around there too. It’s been a roller coaster ride since then and I applaud anyone who seeks to encourage and educate with helpful resources. I work full time, write full time, and try to live life to the fullest that I can, bad days notwithstanding. It’s an ongoing experience. Glad you stepped forth.


    1. Hi Ryan. Its really surprising how many people have this. I don’t know about you but the mornings are the worst for me. Mine was triggered by my illness and the doctors kept telling me, I would get better but I didn’t. The brain fog is really frustrating when you are trying to work or write, but I get on with it and push myself to get things done. People need to know about this bizarre illness. To help those who haven’t been diagnosed to realise that they aren’t on their own.


    1. Hi Bonnie. I’m a great believer in mind over matter. Most day I can push through it and just deal. I do have odd days were I struggle to walk in a straight line and can’t think straight but my husband helps me. The other thing is there is no real treatment for it, you have to ‘manage’ your pain. Anyway I’m stubborn and won’t let it beat me. Thanks for reading my post. 😀


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