Thank you very much to Fibro Daily for asking me to be their Fibro Warrior of the Week. . They asked a lot of good questions about living with fibro:
"FD: When did you first suspect that something wasn’t right? What happened?
Lene: I started noticing something weird in early
2004. I’m used to JA pain, but this was different. My mother has had
fibromyalgia for a couple of decades and thought that might be what was
going on. I mentioned it to my doctor and rheumatologist, but they both
didn’t think so at the time. I was pretty sure, though.
That all sounds very calm and logical, but it was a crazed time in my
life. Despite living with chronic pain since I was a trial, this was a
completely different kind of pain. None of my coping mechanisms worked. I
also felt like I was losing my mind — one of my symptoms was that the
more I flared, the harder it was to focus. I would be at my computer,
intending to write “orange”, but what appeared in the document was
“filing cabinet”. I’ve since learned that when I start transposing
words, it’s a sign that I need to go meditate, take muscle relaxants,
etc., because it means I’m flaring."
The rest of the interview is here.