I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 7 years ago and I've been struggling with it ever since. Finally, I've learned the best self-therapy of all: I illustrate my daily life so people would know what I'm going through.

Since 2017, I've been making comic strips called "Fibro...what!?" to deal with my chronic pain illness and to raise awareness about it.

More info: stephanieleidinger.wixsite.com | Instagram

#1 The Fibro...What!?

The Fibro...What!?

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Living_Shadow 4 months ago

Aww that's awful :( I can't live without my cake and chocolate and pretty much everything on that list

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#2 The One Who Understands

The One Who Understands

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Luigi Fabozzi 3 months ago

<3

#3 The Spontaneous Attack

The Spontaneous Attack

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Bored Birgit 4 months ago

The fatigue will catch you. Suddenly. And you can't do anything to avoid it.

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#4 The Fibro-Friend

The Fibro-Friend

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Enuya 3 months ago

Ohh, Inmu is so cute! I know it's not the point of these comics, but I really love how you make him look like. These sad eyes in one of last pictures... who could resist them?

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#5 The Food Sharing

The Food Sharing

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Enuya 4 months ago

Wow, what a sweet friend you have. That is so nice of her that she cares about what you can or cannot eat. And that she wants to share, too.

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#6 The Work

The Work

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Nope - looks like it's a do nothing day! Flipping Fibro!

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#7 The Drugs

The Drugs

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Neurotic_Octopus 4 months ago

Oh god, I hated Clonazepam. Didn't reduce my symptoms, just knocked me the hell out. :/

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#8 The Sleeping Problems

The Sleeping Problems

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

This would be after a day that did not include a lie-in, of feeling exhausted, fighting off sleep and then so relieved to be going to bed. PING - awake all night.

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#9 The Discomfort

The Discomfort

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Yep - stools are awful when you hurt.

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#10 The Exception

The Exception

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Sleep? You had sleep!!

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#11 The Diagnosis

The Diagnosis

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

HUGE biggie.

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#12 The Daily Feeling

The Daily Feeling

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

No exaggeration.

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#13 The Fatigue

The Fatigue

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Jaguarundi 4 months ago

It sucks when you're out-paced by people much older than yourself.

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#14 Good Thing There're People With Good Sense Of Humor

Good Thing There're People With Good Sense Of Humor

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Emma B 4 months ago

BAHAHAHA!!!! This is totally a joke I would make!

#15 The Fibro-Attack

The Fibro-Attack

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Susann Campbell 3 months ago

TRUE it happens fast.

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#16 The 'How You Doing?'

The 'How You Doing?'

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Taru-Elaari 4 months ago

Heh, I've had to learn that, when people ask "How are you?" they don't actually want an answer.

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#17 The Weekend Mornings

The Weekend Mornings

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Susann Campbell 3 months ago

"I think my foot woke up" as it is the only thing outside of the bed. I have said this many times.

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#18 The Low Battery

The Low Battery

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Bored Birgit 4 months ago

Wake up in the morning and feel like you just have finished a marathon.

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#19 The Low Defenses

The Low Defenses

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Don't stay there - back away as quickly as you can!

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#20 The Restless Legs

The Restless Legs

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Taru-Elaari 4 months ago

This. All my This.

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#21 The Skin Problems

The Skin Problems

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Lilian Della Rose 4 months ago

I can relate! I am super sensitive to sunlight, it causes me extreme discomfort and causes rashes so I have to apply so many creams and lotions I feel like a walking skin care ad

#22 The One

The One

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Bored Birgit 4 months ago

If it were so easy ...

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#23 Workaholic Me

Workaholic Me

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Enuya 3 months ago

Wow i'm impressed. I have terrible problem with organising my work time. She did it despite having much less time and much more other issues. It's amazing.

#24 The Tiredness

The Tiredness

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lilspiffy 3 months ago

This hits home.

#25 The Procrastination

The Procrastination

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Bored Birgit 4 months ago

You don't have no power, it's so frustrating.

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#26 The Physical Excersise

The Physical Excersise

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Living_Shadow 4 months ago

Mood

#27 The Skin Rash

The Skin Rash

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Even the little crab is surprised by your flexibility

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#28 The Exercise

The Exercise

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thepotatogirl 4 months ago

look at the 4th women's hand in the last panel

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#29 The Psychosomatic Fibro

The Psychosomatic Fibro

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Magpie 3 months ago

Depression makes the pain worse. Pain makes the depression worse.

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#30 The Fibro-Fog

The Fibro-Fog

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Heh-heh - no-one with fibro will ever make the shopping go faster!

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#31 The Muscle Cramps

The Muscle Cramps

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#32 The Temperature Control

The Temperature Control

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Hollie Newton 3 months ago

🤣 I love how they're all for setting you on fire

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#33 The Immune System

The Immune System

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Kiahna 3 months ago

Save some of those probiotics for me! And vitamins.

#34 The Travel Planning

The Travel Planning

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Samel Mel 4 months ago

Just so you know, "arancione" is orange as the color, while the fruit is called "arancia" :)

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#35 First Is The Comfort

First Is The Comfort

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Rae Roylance 3 months ago

Yup, I don't even think about heels anymore unless they're combat boot types. Also I type this while icing and doing other home care for 5 strained or pulled muscles after getting no sleep. Wheeee! 😵

#36 A Little Embarrassed Of This Comic... But Unfortunately It's True

A Little Embarrassed Of This Comic... But Unfortunately It's True

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Savant 4 months ago

la chancla

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#37 Dietary Problems

Dietary Problems

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Nostalgic Hyena 3 months ago

I've heard of someone who said they intentionally would give people regular sodas when they ordered diet sodas, and another person who intentionally gave people regular ranch dressing instead of low-fat ranch dressing. I'd like to give them a piece of my mind - maybe it's not about wanting to lose weight, but they could have health issues.

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#38 Loving The Company

Loving The Company

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seauf 3 months ago

well they tríed ;D

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#39 The Health System

The Health System

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Bored Birgit 4 months ago

Sigh. It's complicated.

#40 The Time I Made It To The End!

The Time I Made It To The End!

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#41 Awesome Friends

Awesome Friends

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#42 The Saturday Nights

The Saturday Nights

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Neurotic_Octopus 4 months ago

Dude, if someone not only takes 6 hours to respond, but also asks me to leave my house after Midnight, go jump in the river O.O

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