If you don’t follow Lorem on social media, you would not have seen us announce our newest brand ambassador Chloe Metzger.

Having known Chloe for a while we asked whether she would be happy to try out some of our products and help us write about conditions that we can only know about from an outsiders perspective. So this blog is from Chloe…

Fibromyalgia And Me – Chloe Metzger

Hello! 

I’m Chloe one of the newest Lorem ambassadors. I’m currently using the balm and capsules to help ease my symptoms of Fibromyalgia. But what is this funny sounding illness? I’ve been living with it since the age of 23 and developed the illness after the trauma of breaking my spine in an accident. It took a few years to get diagnosed because it is such a varied illness, all of which I wrote about on my blog. 

So, what are some of the many symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

The NHS describes the following:

“As well as widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have:

  • increased sensitivity to pain
  • extreme tiredness (fatigue)
  • muscle stiffness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • problems with mental processes (known as “fibro-fog”), such as problems with memory and concentration
  • headaches
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – a digestive condition that causes stomach pain and bloating”

I tick off each and every one of those. It’s a super fun party lifestyle!

My life completely and utterly changed because of this illness…

My life completely and utterly changed because of this illness, a ‘normal’ 9-5 meant I couldn’t do anything else other than work. I needed a job to pay the bills, which eventually lead me to freelance (see, there’s one of those silver linings!).

I had to plan rest days, think about how my plans would impact me for days or even weeks after, get a walking stick. There was a lot of change and a lot of trying various medications and therapies I was a little fed up. A day out having fun can cause a lot of pain and exhaustion but, of course, I still want a life – I’m in my twenties after all! 

It’s because of this I jumped at the chance to try Lorem

I’m willing to try anything because it’s such a tricky illness to manage – particularly as I deal with ‘flares’ which can last anything from a few days to a few weeks. I’m going to be writing more blogs for you all so you can get to know more about me, my life with Fibromyalgia and how I get on. 

Until next time! 

Chloe 

Meet Chloe, Lorem's newest ambassadors to give us an authentic voice on chronic illness, Fibromyalgia and more.

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