You Might Have Fibromyalgia If…

You might have fibromyalgia if…

  • Everything hurts – and what doesn’t hurt, doesn’t work.

  • You feel like the morning after but you didn’t have a night before.

  • Your little black book contains only names ending in M.D.

  • You get confused playing checkers.

  • You finally have all the answers but you forgot what the questions were.

  • You look forward to a dull evening.

  • You sit in a rocking chair and can’t get it going.

  • After painting the town red, you have to take a nap before applying the second coat.

  • Your back goes out more often than you do.

  • You consider a discussion of bowel problems interesting conversation.

  • You know what’s on TV at 3:00 a.m.

  • Dialing long distance wears you out.

  • You stop to think and forget to start again.

  • You find yourself smiling at this list.


Note: This is an excerpt from “The Healing Power of Humor: What’s So Funny About Fibro?” by Karen Lee Richards. Reprinted with permission.

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