MS Comic: FOMO
FOMO stands for fear of missing out. FOMO can trigger emotions like loneliness or guilt for anyone. But for someone with multiple sclerosis and chronic pain, it can quickly become a doubly painful situation. Either it makes you feel lonely, or it pushes you to go beyond your healthy boundaries.
It's a tricky balance. Always check in with yourself by bringing it back to your body's pain points and limitations. Never let the guilt or fear be bigger than your body's needs. If you choose to say yes, be thankful for the extent of your body and the mental lift of the emotional toll.
Brooke light-heartedly demonstrates in the comic below risking an MS flare to have some fun and avoid the dreaded FOMO.
On an average day, how would you rate your level of anxiety related to multiple sclerosis?