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olives

761d

Am I the only young person with fibromyalgia? It feels that way.

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    • ScientistInPain

      751d

      I'm 27, recently diagnosed but I've been experiencing the symptoms for a long time.

    • ScientistInPain

      751d

      I'm 27, recently diagnosed but I've been experiencing the symptoms for a long time.

    • GrottoPotato

      752d

      My doctors are working their way up to my diagnosis, but I started getting symptoms when I was 11 and I'm 18 now

    • KatSmith

      752d

      I was diagnosed yesterday and I just turned 20

      • Fibrofoggirl

        752d

        @KatSmith happy birthday 🎁🎉🎈🎊🎂

    • KirbyWirby

      753d

      I'm 26, I was diagnosed when I was 21. Being young and having it is difficult because people want to take you less seriously or say you can't have it at all because of your age.

      • Olivia18

        752d

        @KirbyWirby yeah they just thought I wanted to be doped up on pain meds or that’s “it’s all in my head.” Or “have you tried yoga” It’s especially hard because It was triggered like 3ish years ago and that was when I was like 14. NO ONE would take me seriously.

        • KirbyWirby

          751d

          @Olivia18 yeah I remember everyone tre a ting me really harshly, like I was making it up to get pain meds. In the end, I'm still not on pain meds so like... who was all that anger for? Makes no sense. Doctors should try and help people!

    • Olivia18

      753d

      I’m diagnosed at 17 and I’ve heard it only gets worse. Is that true? Is there any hope for it?

      • Peonies

        752d

        @Olivia18 Not at all! Fibromyalgia is not a progressive or degenerative condition. We have flares and times that are better but you won’t get progressively worse.

        • Olivia18

          752d

          @Peonies okay thanks! That’s weird then Idk where I heard that from

    • RavenGray

      755d

      Nope! I’m 23 🤗

    • wise

      758d

      I got a fibro diagnosis for my 21st birthday 🥰

    • Ger

      758d

      Diagnosed at 21 now 22

    • queerspoons

      758d

      Got diagnosed at 21! It’s definitely more rare (I was the youngest my doctor had diagnosed at the time)

    • ourple

      758d

      Diagnosed when I was 12, I'm 17

    • Em33

      758d

      Diagnosed at 19

    • RCM

      758d

      I'm 23 and was finally officially diagnosed a few months ago (after dealing with symptoms for almost a decade)

    • Fibrofoggirl

      759d

      My daughter just got diagnosed and she is only 9 years old 😭

    • Zenia

      760d

      Older now but I was diagnosed at 23

    • kc_knight

      760d

      I was diagnosed at 16

    • ninners

      760d

      I was diagnosed at 21 💕

    • Mosey

      760d

      Nope, I was diagnosed in high school. 15 if I’m not mistaken.

    • stardust_1999

      760d

      I was also diagnosed at 22. 3 months ago in fact.

    • Kitty23

      760d

      I was diagnosed at 22💛

    • Smash

      761d

      Nope! Got diagnosed last year when I was 28

    • NervousBreakdown

      761d

      Nope! 26

    • kbunny

      761d

      Was in my early 20s when diagnosed as well

    • JustRachelle

      761d

      Nope not at all I’m older than you (30) but I was diagnosed when I was 24

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