Stigma Busting: What Having Fibromyalgia is Really Like

Society needs to take this disease seriously, we’re not an effing punchline.

Meg Hartley
Published in
9 min readOct 30, 2023

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Have you ever gone to bed and woke up feeling like you hadn’t slept at all? “Welcome to adulthood,” an exhausted parent might say, “That’s life,” an overwhelmed teen might reply. Not sleeping well is fairly normal.

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Meg Hartley

♾ AuDHD writer figuring out how to thrive. Growth junkie. Kindness advocate. ❤️ Say hey via ig/tw @thrivingautist 👋 https://linktr.ee/thrivingautist