Many people with fibromyalgia also have one or more additional pain conditions. Seems pretty unfair, doesn't it?
In my case, fibromyalgia is secondary to myofascial pain syndrome. I've probably had that since I was 10, but it was undiagnosed until I was in my 30s. It's likely that the constant pain I was in lead to the changes in my nervous system that triggered the fibromyalgia.
However, I've acquired a few other pain conditions since then, including autoimmune thyroid disease and TMJ, which are both common in us.
Each condition needs to be diagnosed and treated differently, so it's important for us to recognize when something new is going on that's not "just" the same old fibromyalgia pains. To help you with that, I've put together:
What pain conditions do you have? Are they well managed? Which one is hardest to deal with? Leave your comments below!