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Managing Both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia – Health Central

Friday, 19 August, 2022

Managing Both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia – Health Central

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IT WAS A kind of pain I had never felt before, even in my then 30+ years of living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This was a pain that had a volume akin to a fire alarm blaring right next to my ear. It was a constant white noise that obliterated thought and memory and focus, accompanied by unrelenting fatigue.

New and scary symptoms ruled my every day, jumping from one area of my body to the next. The slightest pressure felt like I was being stabbed with a knife and the seam on my underpants caused excruciating pain and tingling in my limbs. My digestive system was in an uproar, my tongue was burning and hypersensitive to textured or crunchy foods, and the music I loved now sounded like a cacophony. My body was in hysterics and so was I, tipping over into constant panic and uncontrollable anger. I felt like I was losing my mind.

Read more at: https://www.healthcentral.com/article/balancing-ra-and-fibromyalgia

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