Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, diffuse tenderness, extreme fatigue and a number of other symptoms, according to the National Fibromyalgia Association. The invisible illness manifests itself in a variety of ways, and it can be a real pain in the neck — like an unwanted friend who just. won’t. stop. texting. you.
Of course, fibromyalgia cannot text the people who live with it, but if it did, it might look something like this. The Mighty teamed up with the Fibromyalgia by ProHealth Facebook page to ask people who live with the condition what a text conversation with fibromyalgia might look like.
Here’s what they had to say: