We all know that finding support when you're struggling is important. For people with fibromyalgia, finding quotes that resonate and make you feel understood can be tough.
We've compiled a list of our favorite quotes for fibromyalgia.
From famous authors to anonymous sources, these quotes will remind you that you are not alone in your journey.
Sit back, relax, and let these words of wisdom wash over you.
"Fibromyalgia…Imagine waking up every day in pain, not knowing whether you can function. Fibromyalgia requires learning the balance between surrendering and fighting. And no-one even knows you are in a battle". -Unknown
This quote is specific to fibromyalgia, but unfortunately, the author of these profound words is unknown. However, this quote is intensely relatable, and I think most fibromyalgia warriors know this battle, and these words will resonate deeply.
"When you have an invisible illness, the instinct is to blend in and “Fake it ‘till you make it”. As you probably know, this survival mechanism is good in the short term but awful in the long term. It Makes you feel inhuman - like you are constantly projecting a fake persona. Like no on actually knows you. Like you have no real connection with anyone. Like I said: Awful". -Katrina Quarry
"Chronic pain is no joke. And it’s every day waking up not knowing how you’re going to feel". -Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga showed the world her struggles with fibromyalgia in the 2017 Netflix documentary, Five Food Two. As more celebrities speak about their journey with fibromyalgia, its symptoms, and the treatments they receive, fibromyalgia awareness spreads.
Hopefully, this will lead to more research into fibromyalgia, its cause, and the possibility of recovery from fibromyalgia.
"Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream, about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good". -Elizabeth Edwards
This quote is not specific to fibromyalgia, chronic pain, or chronic illness. Still, it strikes a chord for anyone with a chronic condition, especially those newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
People with fibromyalgia have to face a new life and the loss of their old lives. Those that aren't naturally resilient suddenly have to learn to be. The resilient have to learn to use their resilience on their new path.
This quote inspires, encourages, and motivates the reader to search, research, and learn to live better with fibromyalgia.
"So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just a let your pile of good things grow". Unknown.
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have". Bob Marley
The legendary singer, songwriter, and musician Bob Marley wrote this; However, the context is unknown, and this quote could easily be the motto for everyone with fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia fighters face each day without choosing to be anything but strong as they deal with painful fibromyalgia symptoms day in and day out.
Perhaps those with fibromyalgia don't often feel strong; there are days full of tears and wondering, why me? But fibromyalgia fighters get back up and keep going, which takes enormous strength.
"Even now, as broken as you may feel, you are still so strong. There’s something to be said for how you hold yourself together and keep moving, even though you feel like shattering. Don’t stop. This is your healing. It doesn’t have to be pretty, or graceful. You just have to keep going". Maxwell Diawuoh
You can find this gem on Maxwell Diwuoh's, a poet from New York City, Instagram page @maxwelldpoetry.
"Behind every chronic illness is just a person trying to find their way in the world. We want to find love and be loved and be happy just like you. We want to be successful and do something that matters. We’re just dealing with unwanted limitations in our hero’s journey". Glenn Schweitzer
"You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and god damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about your business of living. Thats how I’ve done it. There’s no other way". Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor will always be remembered for her beauty and legacy as a Hollywood icon portraying strong characters on the big screen. But, perhaps she used her suffering through her battles with her health to dig deep and show her inner strength.
Elizabeth Taylor was born with scoliosis, which caused her chronic back pain. She suffered from various health issues, severe infections, and several surgeries in her life, including removing a benign brain tumor. Yet, she truly lived by her words, forcing herself to get up, move forward, and keep fighting.
"At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can". -Frida Kahlo
There has been much speculation among fibromyalgia experts and the art community if the well-known Mexican artist Frida Kahlo had fibromyalgia. It’s known that Frida suffered from chronic pain and fatigue following a horrific street-car accident at 18-yrs old.
Her art shows nails puncturing her body in her self-portraits, and this quote suggests that Frida experienced pain similar to fibromyalgia.