So, You Think You Have Fibromyalgia...
.... And, if you happen to be a man, getting a diagnosis of 'fibromyalgia' is as easy as plaiting fog!
You will be told "It's just aches and pains associated with your job." or "It's an age thing - you're not twenty five anymore." (I was under ten when I had my first attacks of severe muscle pains.) You will also be told to "Man up!" and "Take some paracetamol and get on with it!" Some doctors might even tell you about fibromyalgia being a condition that affects only women - if yours does, it's time for him/her to retire and you to get a new GP!
This site is, fundamentally, a site for me to record my journey through life with two life changing conditions - fibro and Crohn's disease. I hope it will amuse and give hope to others suffering. I also hope it will inform and enlighten without going in to too much detail about the condition(s). I operate another site that gives a whole bunch of information and guidance on Fibromyalgia in men, aptly named
Fibromyalgia changed Shayne's life. Journey through his story to see how fibromyalgia started and how living with the condition has affected his life. It is a cruel and debilitating illness that causes devastation to a person's life and dreams, not just Shayne's, but millions of people around the world.