Fibromyalgia ~ Is It For Real?

The Pain is real but no one believes me.

Not even my doctors. But the pain is real and at times it is intense.

They think I’m crazy, making it up to get attention. But the pain is real.


This page is to help others understand this chronic pain syndrome that so many of us are suffering from. I have been fighting fibromyalgia since 2011. In the following days and weeks, I hope to share with you what I have learned and how I have found ways to deal with the pain. Join my friends at the Fibromyalgia National Coalition Butterflies on FaceBook. They have supplied most of the pictures I am using.



Mandy Farmer

Fibromyalgia is Real Table of Contents


  1. Fibromyalgia is Real
  2. What it is / What it’s NOT
  3. Living with Fibromyalgia Testimony
  4.  Advice for Finding a Caregiver
  5. Symptoms
  6. The Science of Pain
  7. Fed Up With Fatigue
  8. Learning to Live Again – A Man’s Story
  9.  Diagnosing Fibromyalgia
  10.  Learn Something
  11.  First Steps to Reduce Pain
  12.  It’s All in Your Head
  13. An Exciting News Brief Concerning Treating Pain
  14. Retrain Your Brain Away from the Pain
  15. How to Cheer Your Fibro Friend
  16.  Get Your Life Back
  17.  Animal-Assisted Therapy for Chronic Pain
  18.  Living with Fibromyalgia ~ Terrie
  19. Fibromyalgia & Stress
  20. Maintaining Balance
  21.  Living With Fibromyalgia – Dr.Kuttner
  22. 10 Steps to Restorative Rest
  23. 8 Tips for Relaxation
  24. Life Interrupted – GGMandy’s story
  25. Exercise ~ The Impossible Dream
  26. The Impossible Dream, Part 2
  27. Living With Fibromyalgia ~ Tessa
  28. A Little Comfort for the Pain
  29. You Are What You Eat – Food Equals Pain
  30. So …What Can I Eat?
  31. No Sugar Tonight
  32. Should You Try Yoga for your Fibro Pain – guest writer Katarina Zulak
  33. DIY: Sweet Dreams Lotion – guest post Sarah Jean
  34. What Help is There for the Caregiver?
  35. Why Chronic Pain is Such a Pain
  36.        Legatto For Women
  37. How to Push Past Pain to Produce Passion





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0 thoughts on “Fibromyalgia ~ Is It For Real?

  1. Hi Mandy, I found your post in Blog Beautiful. I have been living with fibromyalgia most of my life and was diagnosed about 15 years ago when it was at its worst. I had a relapse beginning of this year. Mostly I maintain and do pretty well. I do not tell people I have it and put my best face forward. Sharing the facts and how many of us live with it will help those who are newly diagnosed. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mandy, thank you for sharing your journey here! My mom suffers from Fibromyalgia and there is no way for me to truly understand her pain or struggle! It’s a blessing for me to be able to read your words! Thank You!!!

  3. This is great! My sister has Fibromyalgia, and I will be sharing your blog with her. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful throw. If I win, I will be blessing my sister with it. <3

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