Marilyn Monroe: Could she have had Fibromyalgia?

As I sit here watching Autopsy: The last
hours of Marilyn Monroe
I can’t help but wonder, Could she have had Fibromyalgia? So many symptoms and similarities that we share, and that’s always what has made me feel a connection to this beautiful yet tortured being.

The one significant difference is that I’m cautious about the medications I take and NOTHING in excess, ever! But there are those of us who feel there is no other way to cope, and I can understand that.
She was molested as a child✔
Had endometriosis✔
Had a lot of stress and anxiety✔
Today, she would have been diagnosed as Bipolar (me, not as far as I know)
Dealt with a lot of pain for various reasons✔
Had severe depression✔
And couldn’t sleep at night✔
She was prescribed (and given by friends) an enormous amount of medications, which appeared to be much more than she should have taken. Now, I can say this with certainty that if she did have Fibro… it could have been overlooked or dismissed. Just as it had with me (as well as many other fibro warriors) throughout my tumultuous life. She felt trapped, as did I. This led to poor life choices and quick thoughtless decisions that could have ultimately led to her demise

If she was here with us today, would she be diagnosed with Fibromyagia? I’m not a physician, of course, but through my vast experiences, and what I’ve learned about the late Marilyn, it does seem quite likely. I know there will be those that say this is complete nonsense! And to that, I say, ” Yes, maybe. Because this is clearly just speculation. Im allowed that, right?” Maybe if she had received a proper diagnosis, whatever that may have been, she would have lived a longer and less tortured life? I say that because if I had received a proper diagnosis earlier in life, mine may have been quite different as well. I’m here and alive now, but still, I’ll never know what could have been… I may only speculate

I am a collector of Marilyn Monroe items. Amongst those various things, I have an original Life magazine (given to me by my mom) with Marilyn gracing its cover, which I’ve framed. People have called her many things… only I see the smart, sweet, beautiful, and tortured soul that she truly was, not the ditzy dumb blonde that many choose to see. There is so much more below our “book” covers. Those things that are invisible to the naked eye, but can be seen…if you’d only take the time to look closely, thus honestly try to understand, those hidden treasures and demons we all may have stashed away beneath our smiles.
💜 Happy 91st Birthday, Marilyn 💜

Remember, as always…
You are not alone! Love you all 💜💋 MJ
FIBRO Warrior, My New Normal
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Hello, I'm MJ the purple haired Fibro Warrior. I am a Podcast Host, Facebook Admin, Blogger, and Vlogger for 'FIBRO WARRIOR, My New Normal' My producers and I are here to help spread Fibromyalgia Awareness and information to you, as well as to those around us. I have had Fibromyalgia nearly my entire life, so I have a lot to share and say on the subject. Please join me in this journey, by allowing me to share your journeys, and simply by following, reading, liking and sharing my blogs/podcasts/vlogs so that we may reach others as well. All of which can be found on our Facebook page: You are not alone... and neither am I! Love you all 💜💋MJ

4 thoughts on “Marilyn Monroe: Could she have had Fibromyalgia?”

  1. This is such an interesting article and love the images. Can’t believe she’d be 91 years old. You did a great job writing this post. Thanks for following my blog and happy we’ve connected. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Cherished. I really appreciate the feedback. We stick together, because we understand, have experienced, and are truly empathetic to others and their struggles with illness.
      I just read one of your blogs “Mental illness”, and I have to say, I can really relate to all you’ve mentioned. The stigma is what’s keeps our mouths sewn shut about what we’re feeling. I’m happy to know that there are others like myself, speaking out about it, without fear of criticism. You are doing great things… not just by speaking out, but by expressing yourself, you are healing also. We are stronger than those without a mental illness, so much stronger. We fight everyday to do things and experience life the way others are able to so easily and without consequence.
      Keep doing what your doing sweetheart!
      I have a FB page with all of my FWmnn outlets… podcast/blog/vlog, if you’d like to check them out.
      Thank you again! 💜💋 MJ

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