First Name: Sara
Male or Female? Female
When were you diagnosed
How long did it take to get a
diagnosis ? 3 years
Your age at the onset of symptoms,
apox? 4 years old
What were your first symptoms?
Horrible pain in legs
What are your current symptoms?
Pain in shoulders and legs, sleepyness, mental confusion, aching, Lack
of concentration/can only focus on the pain
Other clinically diagnosed
conditions ? ADD and ADHD short term memory loss
Are you still working? I
still go to school
What line of work? Im in
Are you disabled from
Fibromyalgia? Yes I can't exersice much and It's getting worse
Have you filed for
What results from the filing ? Nothing
Any prior injuries or trauma? Bit
by a rotweiler
Major illnesses ? I had Swine flu.
Does exercise help? Yea
and if so, what kind ? Swimming
Have you ever have a long lasting
How has FM affected your life? I
try to not let it affect my life. I was diagnosed with it when I was 4
years old. But I wasn’t able to do P.E until 7th
grade and I can't run because It affects my legs. I used to love
exploring, now I just read and write.
What makes symptoms worse? Stress,
carrying heavy items, cold, if I walk to much
What makes you feel better?
Been admitted to a hospital for
pain? No. My mom tells me to suck it up.
What remedies or medications have
you tried? I haven’t tried anything. My doctor told me I was to young
to take any medicaton for this.
What results did the remedies have
? Being warm helps
Comments Im only 15 years old and I
have had this since I was 4. People don’t belive that I have it because
it's commonly found in adults, It's hard to go to school every day and
walk up and down stairs. I miss a lot of school because of the pain. I
guess you could say the thing that keeps me going are my