Roller coaster ride

Emma with Fibromyalgia

Emma's Story

San Bernardino, ca.

Age: 25-36

A little bit about my journey:

My Diagnosis


Time to Get Diagnosed

10 years

Year I was Diagnosed


Sending Love to

Hospital I'd Recommend

This is my story:

My journey began in 2010. That’s when I first noticed symptoms in my back and hips, being overweight I decided to try and drop the weight thinking that would help the pain. Nope. So after countless doctors and specialists I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2016. That was the good news but the bad news was there was nothing anybody could do about this mysterious and debilitating illness. So long story short and countless experimental medications and procedures later I’m doing better. I’m on the right path for my pain management and still have a very full life.

Let’s play 20 questions:

The song that keeps me going is:
Warrior by Avril Lavigne
I never leave home without my:
My earphones
My go-to feel better movie is: 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
If I was in the hospital, the celebrity I would most love to visit me would be:
Margot Robbie
When I need to relax, I:
Make jewelry
My favorite food is:
The quote that keeps me going is:
If you can’t handle me at my worst you don’t deserve me at my best. -Marilyn Monroe
When I need a laugh, I:
Scroll Instagram
Meet my pets (or favorite stuffed animal):
My hero is:
My sister
When I’m having a down day I binge watch:
American Horror Story: Hotel
My favorite book to get lost in is:
I want to be best friends with:
Koala Puffs aka Anjela
The thing I’m most proud of:
My jewelry making skills
The most wonderfully unexpected thing that has happened to me as a result of this journey is:
My boyfriend
The most hilarious thing that has happened to me is:
I broke my pinky toe by stubbing it on a shower chair
It really means a lot when someone does this:
My favorite social media account to follow is:
Koala Puffs
The advice I would give to myself back at the beginning of this journey would be:
It gets bet
Words of encouragement that I’d give to my fellow warriors are
Follow my journey:

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