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On the Lighter Side: You Might Have Fibromyalgia If…

Sometimes it’s good to look at the funny side of serious subjects like fibromyaliga symptoms [1] and chronic pain [2]. While fibromyalgia itself is a serious illness, there are certainly some parts we can chuckle at. Our brain fog [3] (AKA fibro-fog) experiences alone could keep an audience laughing.

I used to have a t-shirt that said, “Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.” Let’s take a lesson from the angels and take a minute to laugh at ourselves. For example, here are some telltale signs that you might have fibromyalgia.

On the Lighter Side of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

You might have fibromyalgia if…

Between fibromyalgia treatments [4] and dealing with flare-ups, we’ve got a lot to be stressed out about. But let’s try to find some amusement in it all. Can you think of other humorous signs that you might have fibro?

This article was first published on ProHealth.com on February 3, 2015 and was updated on July 27, 2019.


Karen Lee Richards is ProHealth’s Editor-in-Chief. A fibromyalgia patient herself, she co-founded the nonprofit organization now known as the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) in 1997 and served as its vice-president for eight years. She was also the executive editor of Fibromyalgia AWARE magazine. After leaving the NFA, Karen served as the Guide to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the New York Times website About.com, then worked for eight years as the Chronic Pain Health Guide for The HealthCentral Network before coming to ProHealth. To learn more about Karen, see “Meet Karen Lee Richards [5].”