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I am running the uk Boston marathon for Fibromyalgia Action because To raise money and awareness for fibromyalgia

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  • Event: Boston marathon uk, 15 Apr 2018

Fibromyalgia Action

We Provide information and support research to Improve treatment options for FM.

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Hi my name's Vicki

I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for the past three years and let me tell you it was not easy getting this diagnosis.

My symptoms first started when I was a teenager and got overlooked and passed  off as something else, so it wasn't until fifteen years later and lots of doctors visits that someone finally understood what i was going through and I got my diagnosis from the hospital .

I now find that there is a lot more understanding for this condition and its many symptoms,  my first symptoms started off as chronic fatigue ,  constant flu like symptoms,memory fog and wide spread pain these progressively got worse and New problems arose which include depression, anxiety,panic attacks, urinary problems, itching, allodynia, vitamin d deficiency which is common thing with firbro suffers restless leg syndrome, muscle spasms, migraines, numbness, burning sensations across all my body joint pain dizziness and nausea, imsomnia,  ibs ,slurred speech difficulty pronouncing words and reading which effects my confidence ,,sensitivity to odours, temperature, noise, light ,hairloss ,im sure I've missed  load but at least there is a insight what me and others go through. 

Now I know this sounds like I am a Debbie downer but I'M NOT I try my hardest not to let this condition define me  , even though it tries its hardest . Now you may be thinking why would I ever choose to put my body through the stress and strain of running a marathon , like I said this condition will not beat me and this is a way of showing myself that and as well my symptoms may get worse and then I may not be able to run any more but at the moment I CAN AND I WILL . 

No two cases of fibromyalgia are the same that is why it is so hard to diagnose and this is also why I choose this charity to help bring awareness to people and to help when they do get there diagnosis.

Well that's it I know it was long winded but thanks for taking the time to read it.

Vicki x 

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