Chronic pain is just one of the many symptoms that fibromyalgia almost always shows , but for me it is the most common.Pain affects every aspect of my life.Expensive payment for all physical activities I do; Even the smallest task can lead to a large increase in my symptoms.The pain of fibromyalgia is unique due to the severity, complexity and multiple systems involved. There are three main types of pain in fibromyalgia: hyperalgesia, allodynia and paraesthesia.
Hyperalgesia is literally translated as excessive pain: “hyper” means excess and “algeia” means pain. It is the medical term for intensifying pain in fibromyalgia.Allodynia is the pain you feel when you touch or rub the skin.For example, a slight pressure on clothes or a light massage causes pain or a light breeze blowing on the skin.It is hypersensitive to stimuli that normally do not cause pain.Paraesthesia is a strange nervous feeling that feels like something creeping in, teeth, burns, itching or numbers, like an emotion in the middle of the foot or a burning sensation in the back.But to be honest, those words mean very little for those who do not have fibromyalgia.So, to give people who have no idea what it means to live this painful and debilitating disease, I will describe the pain I feel in a way that I hope everyone can understand.1. Burning of the skinSometimes my skin seems to be on fire, it looks raw.Imagine spending hours in the sun without sunscreen and then taking a dip in the sea and salt water by burning the damaged skin. So get dressed in the evening and rub your clothes against your skin.When you have fibromyalgia, clothing can only cause this pain, it does not need sunlight.2. acute / burning painThis is a pain that I find particularly difficult to carry. It’s so serious that it makes me breathe.The pain comes in waves and is accompanied by nausea.3. Pain in the jointsMy pain in my joints is a throbbing and throbbing pain. This mainly affects my knees, but it can also affect other areas.4. muscle painMy muscles are still sore. Even the smallest activity makes them beat and burn.I find it impossible to feel calm when the muscles hurt me, it makes me so restless.5. Spierspasmen Experimenting muscle spasms every day, they are almost constant. It’s as if I did not control your body, as if some unforeseen forces were manipulating you.6. acute painFeel that someone is using you as a voodoo doll.7. Between an itchy and throbbing painI’m sure it’s a technical term for this, but “a cross between itching and burning” is the best way to describe it.It is deep in the muscles and it is impossible to scratch it. It also causes a shock in the affected part of my body.8. Feeling of bruiseNot only on the skin but also on the inside, it feels crushed and sensitive.The chest and rib cage usually appear swollen, which can make breathing painful (kostokondral pain).9. Failure of the whole bodyWhen I am hypersensitive, I feel like I have an unpleasant feeling all over my body.The slightest touch or movement sends a throbbing pain around my body.10. rigidityImagine a healthy person going to the gym after months of inactivity. Lift up weights and train your whole body.The next day, they feel stiff and have difficulty moving. A person with fibromyalgia wakes up every morning and feels that way.It looks like she was wearing a dress under the skin, two smaller sizes.11. Irradiated painI feel pain that has a central point, but radiates from that point. Pain can start from the back, but also through my legs, for example.12. Pain caused by contactEven the slightest touch of a loved one can cause pain.I have to have two very large sizes made of soft, seamless material. I wear soft and flat shoes of bigger size and I have to cut my hair because they cause a lot of pain to my skin. Touching causes many of the pains I have described.13. Migraine / headacheI do not think one day will be without headache, it could be due to the tension.Migraines are exacerbated by stress and hormones. If they attack, I will become disabled.I lose my sight and the pain is so intense …The slightest movement, touch or sound sends a throbbing pain around my head and face.14. Tickling of the skin It seems like a thousand bugs have come around my skin. In reality, it’s quite scary.15. HypersensitivitySome days the sound is unbearable. In an instant I feel pain, nausea, dizziness, tremors and a menacing panic attack. But it’s not just noise, it’s also hypersensitive to smell, light and touch. Yes, a strong fragrance of perfume can hurt me.16. Irritable bowel syndromeFibromyalgia is often associated with other conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Contrary to what people may think, the pain of IBS does not only manifest in the intestine but also radiates to other parts of the body, especially in the back.It is a sharp and burning pain. The gas trapped in an already inflamed gut is one of the most painful symptoms of IBS, it is overwhelming.Pain is not the only symptom of fibromyalgia, but it is the symptom that has the most negative impact on my life and my health. Thanks for reading!