Do Fibromyalgia Symptoms Worsen Over Time?

It is often said that fibromyalgia is not progressive

But in the year since I have been diagnosed it has gotten much worse

I have tried to stay active despite the pain and fatigue

But despite all this my health just keeps deteriorating

I used to be able to do up to 20,000 steps a day at work

Now I’m struggling If I manage 5,000

I used to have the energy to work and have a social life too

But now I can barely get out of bed in the first place

A recent study found that there are 4 different classes of fibromyalgia

Class 1 is the least pain and fatigue

Class 4 is the most symptoms plus an array of other associated conditions

In most cases it progressed into a higher class than where it started at

This to me proves that fibromyalgia is progressive

But the problem is no 2 people are the same

The fact that as we grow older our bodies worsen naturally

Only further demonstrates that with fibromyalgia it can only get worse with age

There is no miracle cure instead it’s trial and error

Nothing will rid the pain and fatigue and all the other symptoms

We can only do things to ease it slightly and make it survivable

And hope and pray one day we can break the endless cycle

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2 comments

  1. I actually feel as though my symptoms are better than 9 years ago. However, I believe this is more so due to the fact that I have learned to manage them better, my acceptance and attitude is more positive, and there are some things I’ve been able to greatly improve upon by mentally retraining my body responses. I have questioned whether some things have gotten worse, but as a whole, I can’t say that for myself. Like you said, there are so many variances between us all. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • I’m glad to hear you are feeling better than you have been before! Hopefully I’ll feel the same way in a few years x

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