From being told I have 'Growing pains' when I was a kid, to the Doctors blaming my hyper-mobility, I have been given hundreds of different reasons as to why I'm in pain 99% of the time:
'Sometimes you body just gives out' (One of my favourites)
'It could be Psychological' (Not my favourite)
and many more.
Finally in February of this year I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and it was a relief to put a name to all this pain. What I didn't realise was that the other things I'd started to experience, such as noise and light sensitivity, brain fog and stiff joints were all a part of it too; so a comment about my age being the cause (I'm only 35) was incorrect.
Now I know what 'This' is, I'm trying to work with it, but some days it's just so painful my eyes water. Although I don't like to think that others are going through the same, and in many cases much worse, it's good to be able to connect with those who know what having Fibro is like, and I don't feel as lost anymore.