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Why I Struggled to Accept My Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

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I’ll never forget the first time my fibromyalgia got seriously brought up. It was, of all people, my psychiatrist. He was treating me for depression and anxiety, and from day one I had brought up how tired I was and how much difficulty I had sleeping.

Even after a full night’s rest I was unbelievably tired. I later found out that he had suspicions of fibromyalgia from the beginning, but it was another year before he said it out loud.

I was put on a medication for my anxiety which happened to also be used for fibromyalgia. I was looking for it to make me less anxious, but that wasn’t exactly what happened.

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