Fibromyalgia pain is incredibly unique, specific and difficult to describe to those who do not have this illness. I often find myself feeling invalidated when trying to discuss what I am going through with others, and this just makes me want to isolate more.
If you have feelings similar to mine, then this article is for you. The following are five metaphors for fibromyalgia pain that I have found to be very representative of my own pain, and they have helped others grasp onto how I am feeling.
I am here to validate your pain, and I hope the metaphors help you to seek empathy from others in your life. 1. When I am having skin pain, I liken it to having a severe sunburn all over my body. I barely want to move or have anything touch my skin