Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain around the body. (To know more, see the Chronic Illness page above). This has been a recent diagnosis for me and all based on the symptoms. There is no cure for the disease, you could take medication but I have opted not to, and instead I am aiming to find ways that could help people live as much of a pain-free life as possible and medication free life. As I will be updating, I will also be the guinea pig, going through trial and error.
For Endo, I was diagnosed by 'mistake' through the symptoms I was having. To explain, I fell really hard on my stomach a couple of days before the pain started. But by then I forgot about the fall, I mean why would the pain start after 5 days? So I went through a year of excruciating pain, mostly getting worse during my period...seeing many doctors and specialists before doctors diagnosed me with a torn stomach muscle...and endometriosis. For Endo, I am currently on the waiting list for the surgery. I have had my pre-op (on March 17th, 2015) and currently waiting for the phone call so I can go into surgery. The surgery will be exploratory and they will remove whatever they can. But the doctor I had that signed me up for the surgery told me that even if he opens me up, he may not be able to see anything but that does not mean that it's not there. Endo can be placed on any organ and hidden from plain sight. So we will see what happens when the time comes.
For now I say good night. I will keep updating when I can!