Fibromyalgia pain scale

Fibromyalgia pain scale

Someone posted this graphic on Facebook. I have tried many times to explain this to people. That my pain is higher than typical. I don’t know why but it is. My baseline or normal includes pain. I ALWAYS hurt. Every. Single. Minute. I never drop below a 4. Never. A 4 is a good day. Think honestly a minute about how you might be acting at a 4. Compare. I don’t want admiration. I just want understanding. Understanding of what I go through. Understanding of what I feel. That’s all. Jus a little understanding.

5 thoughts on “Fibromyalgia pain scale

  1. This picture speaks my language. At present 7 is a good day and I’m currently in about 13 – 14.

    My GP said they didn’t know what else to do and directed me to my rheumatologist who just directed me back to meds I have had before And didn’t work but on a higher dose and to contact GP.

    It’s a vicious circle, but no-one seems to understand I sometimes can’t breathe for the pain, I lose the feeling in my limbs because all I feel is pain.

    I don’t know what to do.

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    1. Matthew, first, let me say that I hear you and I believe you. I understand and I wish I could take this pain away from you. Second, I have been there. Two years ago I spent 9 weeks in bed crying in pain with nothing to bring relief. For me I explored alternative pain relief methods and I truly believe these helped to relieve my symptoms. Let me also say I am only listing these for those of you who are curious. These treatments may not work for everyone and I am not a health professional. Myofascial release massage, self hypnosis, heat therapy, dry needling. I wish you luck and healing and comfort friend.

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