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Fibro Warrior Monica

Fibro Warrior Interview – Monica

Today I’m interviewing another Fibro Warrior, Monica Radtke of Blaine, MN. Tell us a little about yourself: I am not married, but have been with a gentleman who’s name is Larry for over 24 years. We have no children, just a few fish. I work for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in Minnesota. I enjoy spending time with friends, watching NASCAR and professional … [Keep Reading...]

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Fibromyalgia and Depression

Fighting the Twins: Fibromyalgia and Depression

Depression is probably the most evil thing to come with chronic pain, but for many of us depression is something we were fighting long before the chronic pain took hold. I had a few bouts with depression before the chronic pain began, but mostly it was anxiety … [Read More...]

10 things making you feel worse

10 things that are making you feel worse

When you live with chronic illness allowing things to negatively influence you only serves to make you feel worse. Below are 10 things that you may be allowing in your life that are NOT helping you feel better; they are making you feel worse. Consider these 10 … [Read More...]

chronic pain doesn't go away, but we do learn to get used to it.

Sunday inspiration: we make room for pain

This week's inspiration comes from Brainless Blogger, Nikki Albert, who managed to say something I've been trying to put into words way better than I ever could... "I think something I have come to terms with when it comes to chronic pain is this realization … [Read More...]

Fibromyalgia and the Herpes Virus: Is there a connection?

Fibromyalgia and Herpes virus: Is there a connection?

Despite the instant negative reaction to the thought of the Herpes virus and the association with sexually transmitted disease, there are a number of different Herpes virus, including those responsible for Chicken Pox, Shingles, and Epstein Barr (mono).  Even the ones with the most negative stereotypes are much more common that people believe; around 90% […]

Fibro Warrior Ken

Fibro Warrior Ken

This week’s Fibro Warrior is another Guy with Fibro. Ken is from Boston, MA. He has been with his partner for 16 years. He enjoys “shelter” magazines, walking, hiking, baking, and travel, when his pain allows. Tell us a little about yourself: I’ve been with my partner, an immunologist at a Boston teaching hospital, for […]

It's time to make the holidays fit your needs

Holiday Traditions for the chronically ill

Hustle and bustle, two words that instantly come to mind when you think of the holiday season. All the stress of the other 11 months of the year packed into about 5 weeks.  When asked what most Fibro folks and others with chronic pain and fatigue think of when they think of the holidays happy […]

this is not the life I planned

Sunday Inspiration: I am no longer the person I once was

FibroFacialGirl recently posted about a HuffPost article that ticked her off. It was about a woman who realized she was no longer the woman her husband fell in love with, and set out to change things. FibroFacial girl talked about how that situation just adds that much more pressure to those of us living with […]

Fibromyalgia Blood : Is it real?

Fibromyalgia Blood Test – Is it Real?

Back in March of 2013,  I posted about the Fibromyalgia blood test that had just become available, nope not through your doctor, but through a company that believes they’ve isolated something that allows them to determine from your blood whether or not you have Fibro. It wasn’t something that your insurance would likely pay for […]

Melissa Fibro Warrior

Fibro Warrior Wednesday – Melissa

This week’s Fibro Warrior is Melissa of Central NJ. She was diagnosed in 2004, just a few months before she turned 31. Tell us a little bit about yourself: I’m single, dating. I felt pretty bad about myself for too long, like I was damaged goods. But, I decided that’s not getting me anywhere and […]

Getting Through A Fibro Flare

5 tips for getting through a fibro flare

When you have Fibro, flares are gonna come. If you are lucky they may not last long or come as often. Below are 5 tips for getting through a Fibro flare, that might help you through a flare faster, and make it pass faster. 1. Stop Fighting – When you learn to stop fighting the […]