17 Things People With Chronic Illness Mean When They Say ‘I’m Tired’

By: Erin Migdol Everyone has said “I’m tired” at one point or another. But those deceptively simple words can have so many meanings. Without knowing the extent of the exhaustion someone with chronic illness is feeling when they say they’re tired, people may think your “tiredness” can be cured by a nap or early night,...

17 of the worst Symptoms of Fibromyalgia (and How People Deal With Them)

By: Erin Migdol Fibromyalgia manifests itself in different ways for different patients, but most can agree that all the symptoms are life-altering. It’s not always clear how (or if) they can be treated, and the physical challenges can all too easily turn into emotional challenges as the things you used to do become more and...

21 Symptoms Kids With Fibromyalgia Had That Were Brushed Off as ‘Growing Pains’

By: Paige Wyant As a kid, I would lie awake at night crying because my knees ached so much I couldn’t stand it, and the muscles in my legs felt so painfully tight that even resting them on my soft sheets was unbearable. But after visiting countless doctors and enduring months of testing, I was told...

Morgan Freeman’s Upsets Pharma: Says Marijuana is ‘Only Relief for Fibromyalgia’

In an interview with the Daily Beast which was supposed to be about his recent movie, 5 Flights Up, actor Morgan Freeman instead began discussing the topic of marijuana. The Oscar winning actor told the online magazine that marijuana helps him medically as a pain killer. “Marijuana has many useful uses,” he says. “I have fibromyalgia pain in this...

With Fibromyalgia, I Can’t Plan Ahead… but I Can’t Be Spontaneous, Either

Most people who know me are aware that I don’t do spontaneity very well. Not because I’m not totally cool and interesting, but because doing anything or going anywhere at all takes so much time and organization. For example, if you texted me in the morning and asked if I wanted to meet you for lunch...