If you enjoy the blogs and articles here at Counting My Spoons there are several ways that you can ensure that you don't miss a post. You can, of course, follow me on Twitter & Facebook, but you … [Read More...]
Guest post by Paisley Hansen
Deciding which medications to use with patients that are suffering from an illness can be difficult, but advances in biotechnology and a better understanding of the … [Read More...]
This week we are getting to know Angie Williams from Castle Rock, CO. I met Angie through Facebook and she agreed to share her story.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am married to an amazing … [Read More...]
Negativity often overwhelms me. I see it everywhere, I hear it everywhere. I try to avoid it as much as possible. I don't watch or listen to talking heads or news programs, I avoid people that are … [Read More...]
Chronic Rants shared a great post recently about how she found herself envying a fellow Spoonie friend for the things that she could do, while at the same time that friend was envying her for the … [Read More...]
I've not tried dry needling yet, but I have acupuncture regularly. They are similar yet different treatments. Dry needling uses the same needles used for acupuncture, but the locations focused on are … [Read More...]
This week we are interviewing another of our men with Fibro - David E. Lentz of Macon, GA. He’s a husband, father, grandfather, and a retired corrections officer. I he was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia … [Read More...]
Originally: 7 Songs to Calm You When Life Feels Out of Control
as published on Prohealth
Stress and anxiety are not friends of chronic illness. Sadly, sometimes it seems like those two seek us … [Read More...]
I ran across this survey over on Chronically Kristin's blog, so I thought I'd have some fun with it and share a little bit more about myself at the same time. Plus I'm crazy busy with school this … [Read More...]
Fibromyalgia and Brain Function
If you have Fibromyalgia there have likely been many times where you've experienced what we call "Fibro Fog", but you've likely also noticed other issues with your … [Read More...]
Today's Fibro Warrior is Donna Gregory, a freelance writer from New Castle, Delaware. She’s married and has several fur babies.
Donna, tell us a little about yourself.
I live in Delaware with my … [Read More...]
Before I posted my Guide to Living with Fibromyalgia for my subscribers to read I had several friends read through it and edit it. One of those friends edited Fibromyalgia to be fibromyalgia, because … [Read More...]
Negative people are everywhere. There are those that will find the negatives in any idea, the "yeah but" people, and those who just can't seem to win for their own fear. It's that last group that … [Read More...]
In mid-May I was subjected to every GI patient's favorite things - an upper and lower endoscopy. This was at least my third (probably my fourth) time going through this prep and it was by far the … [Read More...]
Photo by Amanda Gahler www.aphotographer.meThis week I'm interviewing Lauren Gaskill of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia on May 7, 2015. But, she's been dealing with a … [Read More...]
I've been using the Fay Farm CBD Muscle Rub and Lotion for about 6 months now and I have to say that I still think it's amazing stuff! I've shared it with a number of friends and family and … [Read More...]
Do you feel like a failure because of your illness? Or, do you feel like a success?
Donna over at FibroGeek recently had a great post about defining success and how it relates to chronic … [Read More...]
I've shared many times that diet and lifestyle choices have had a much better impact on my pain levels than any meds ever have. So, when I came across this infographic on foods that reduce pain I … [Read More...]
This week I'm interviewing Gary McArther - yes there are FibroGuys! In fact, he's started his own website/ blog dedicated to the guys with Fibro. Gary is from Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. … [Read More...]
Sometimes without really knowing it we are doing things that are holding us back. We could be improving but we don't because we make specific choices, often without realizing it. Below I've shared … [Read More...]
When we think of life with chronic illness we don't often think of having a choice. We are stuck with this illness, we didn't choose it. If we could choose, we certainly wouldn't choose to be sick, we … [Read More...]