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Fibro Warrior – Douglas – Guys with Fibro

This week I'm bringing you another example of guys with Fibro. Yes, Guys get Fibro, too! My interview today is with talk show host, Douglas Lancaster (aka @iDouglasMichael ), of Bakersfield, CA. He was diagnosed in 2007 at the age of 34. Ladies, he's currently single, although I can't see a reason he'd stay that way for long! Give me some basics... Single (Divorced), 1 … [Keep Reading...]

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Sunday Inspiration: The Opportunity Costs of Life

Brainless Blogger Nikki made a great point on her blog this last week: "I know there is a price to be paid for everything I do. I have always thought about in terms of cost and benefit terms. There will be consequences but there will be benefits. There have … [Read More...]

Does Lyrica work for Fibromyalgia?

Evaluating the Effects of Lyrica for Fibromyalgia

If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, there's a pretty good chance that your doctor has at least suggested Lyrica as an option. Most of us have tried it at some point. Some find that it works really well to help relief their Fibromyalgia symptoms, … [Read More...]

Life without migraines

Chronic Migraines and Cluster Headaches

Migraines have been on my mind a lot lately, both literally and figuratively. I started another period of cluster headaches about a month ago, and as I've talked with friends about my migraines I realized that I'm often finding myself defending my migraines … [Read More...]

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Fibro Warrior – Leida

This week’s Fibro Warrior is Leida from Chicago. She’s a sweet geek who loves comics, games, and archery

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Travel Insurance and Chronic Illness

We are heading to Mexico in a couple of days (second attempt at the vacation that got cancelled back in January), so I thought it would be a good time to discuss the topic of Travel Insurance and why it isn’t all that when it comes to Fibromyalgia, but it’s still a good idea for […]

Stop Ruminating!

Sunday Inspiration: Stop Ruminating

Rumination is a state that many of us find ourselves in when we are sick. What is rumination? Ruminating a psychological state of focusing on our distress, on the negatives of our situation.  Recently one of my favorite authors and bloggers, Toni Bernhard posted a great article about this and about how important is for […]

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How do we Communicate Pain?

Review of a 2011 study on how we communicate pain through non-verbal gestures (hand and body movements). this study examined 18 undergraduate students who had experienced an episode of pain in the previous two week period. Pain described varied and included tattoo, headache, blister, toothache, back or neck pain.

Choose to be Positive

Sunday Inspiration: Choose to Be Positive and Grateful

“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” – Joel Osteen
You can choose to be positive and grateful. No matter your situation, your pain, your illness, there is something to be grateful for.