- Age 55+
- 212 lbs
- 5' 6"
- Mesa, AZ
- Injury Status In Pain
- Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Doctor/Care Giver VA - Sava, Helen
Fibromyalgia is not an injury. It is a lifelong chronic pain condition brought on by some trauma to the body. In my case it was too many vaccinations too close together while in the military. I suffer moderate pain every day for 25+ years, where pain meds are necessary to take off the edge so I can get out of bed. Normal life is gone, I try to do what I can to take care of myself & my home. Social life is almost nil, just a few loyal friends. Life is not quality. My philosophy now is "qualitity rather than quantity." If the meds are going to shorten my life, that is ok. I need pain relief.