Does anyone else get extremely depressed during or after a fibromyalgia flare?

It started last night for me when I was in a lot of pain. Today I woke up at 7:30 AM (way before my alarm) and just cried. It’s almost noon and I’m still crying plus dealing with SI/bad thoughts about myself for no reason. No worries, I will be safe and fine. I’m use to this cycle.

I guess it’s just depressing to have this condition and what comes with it. I think also it’s feeling “helpless” which brings up trauma. It’s hard. Send love if you can.

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  • Mrie


    I’m in a ton of pain and super exhausted and definitely feeling depressed about it. I also feel very scared I will never get better. I’m trying so hard. *hugs*

    • xe


      - Hugs 🫂 💕! Yeah I think that’s what it is too… trying so hard and doing “everything right” but dealing with the same bullshit again and again. I hope it does get better for you. I know I’ve improved a lot but when I get a flare m, even if it’s not as bad as it is to be, it feels like a set back. It’s like when I don’t have a flare or issues I kind of live in a fantasy that it will never come back even though I know that’s not true. 😔

  • queenofdaydreams


    I completely understand! It’s even more frustrating when I know this condition is seldom taken seriously. I really hate that there is a stigma for a medical condition

    • xe


      Thanks for the reply. ❤️ Yes exactly!! I hate the stigma for it too. I recently explained it to a dentist tech the other day at an appointment. She was like “of course it’s a real thing!” It was so nice to hear. Even my cardiologist didn’t believe in it.

  • lavenderlala



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