Choose Positive Living with Sara Troy and her guest Dedra Morgan, on air from October 3rd
My name is Debra Morgan. I was born in Colorado and now live in Oregon. I am 55, married have 2 children, a daughter and a son and 6 grandchildren. I am a Fibromyalgia survivor I do not use that word lightly and knowing that people I know and love now or have died from this disease are reasons enough for me. I was diagnosed with CFS in 1994 and Fibromyalgia along with IC in 2005. This diagnosis came because of the beginning of severe pain and other issues.
I am writing a book on my life with Fibro hoping that it will help reach people and help them to do what I do and live with fibro on their own terms.
Debra supports other people going through this by sharing her skills and knowledge in surviving and even thriving despite living with Fibromyalgia.
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People with fibromyalgia frequently hurt all over and feel exhausted all the time. Those symptoms often force you to seriously limit your physical activity. It’s also common to have problems concentrating and remembering things. A lot of people with fibromyalgia have symptoms so severe that they have to quit their jobs due to the fatigue and pain.
Common fibromyalgia symptoms include:
- Widespread pain
- Morning stiffness
- Unrefreshing sleep
- Cognitive or memory impairment (“fibro fog“)
- Abdominal complaints, including irritable bowel syndrome
Frequently, people with undiagnosed fibromyalgia don’t realise that a host of secondary symptoms are related to the pain, fatigue and other primary symptoms. Keeping a detailed list of symptoms can help your doctor make a diagnosis.