Fibromyalgia is a secondary diagnosis in my case but as I very much am a spoonie I'll answer ^^
Do you find that you have a particular number of spoons?
To an extent. I don't have the energy to actively learn stuff like this about myself, and it's very easy to get "false energy" from getting...
Fibro is complex. Pain isn't simply pain, there are a lot of different types of pain associated with fibro. Three of them are:
1. Allodynia: My personal favourite. This is "pain due to a stimulus that does not normally provoke pain". For instance a finger stroking your hand.
2. Paresthesia: "A...
My* tips for people who have a fibro patient/chronically ill person in their lives:
Listen to them
Be patient. Being in constant pain makes you lash out or break down sometimes. It's not fun for anyone
Check in on them often but do not get annoyed if they don't reply right away
Check in again...