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redheads are more sensitive to pain

Redheads Feel More Pain

I received this text from my mom: "Just heard that research has shown that people with red hair are more sensitive to pain.  Now you know.... dye your hair!" I laughed and shared it with my friends. … [Read More...]

Complete Guide to Turmeric

The Complete Guide to Turmeric

I'm a big fan of Turmeric for pain relief. Thanks to some ulcers a few years back I can no longer take NSAID pain relievers (Advil, Aleve), and sadly the pain I have often doesn't respond to other … [Read More...]

Fibro Warrior Vanessa Rhea

Fibro Warrior – Vanessa Rhea

Today we are interviewing Fibro Warrior Vanessa Rhea of Chicago, IL. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in December, 2011, just before her 25th birthday.   Give me some basics... Are you … [Read More...]

Fibro Warrior - Laura

Fibro Warrior – Laura

Today I'm interviewing Fibro Warrior Laura from North Lincolnshire, England, UK.  She's a newlywed who was only recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, in February of 2015, at the age of 27. Give us … [Read More...]

Solving the Fibromyalgia Puzzle

Solving the Fibromyalgia Puzzle

I was reading a recent post from my friend Donna, over at FibroGeek, and she said something that really got me thinking. I see fibromyalgia as being a puzzle. When you are suffering badly from the … [Read More...]

Personality and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and Personality

How many times have you heard that Fibromyalgia is associated with Type A personality? I know I hear it all the time. I wondered if there was actually any research to confirm a personality … [Read More...]

ClaireMadden

Fibro Warrior – Claire Madden

This week I'm interviewing Fibro Warrior Claire Madden of Ocean Grove Australia. She has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with a side of Fibromyalgia. She was diagnosed with CFS in 2003, at the age of … [Read More...]

Ask Me Anything

Ask Me Anything: Counting My Spoons

This post is filed as Inspiration Sunday, because I flat-out stole the idea from FibroGeek (with her permission, so I guess that's not really stealing). Over the last week or so I've posted out to … [Read More...]

Judi Lieberman Fibro Warrior

Fibro Warrior – Judi Lieberman

This week I’m interviewing Fibro Warrior, Judi Lieberman, of Chesapeake, VA. She’s a single lady who lives with her therapy cat, Samantha. She was diagnosed with migraines in 2005, and Fibromyalgia in … [Read More...]

my chronic illness dream

My Chronic Illness Dream

Chronic Mom wrote an amazing post about Why People Don't Care About the Chronically Ill, then she wrote this great follow-up post. As I read it I saw this one section and it resounded with me as … [Read More...]