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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 I’m a good person who deserves happiness. I began to date once that mental … [Keep Reading...]

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Sunday Inspiration

This semester is wearing me out, this week has been rough, so I don't have a lot to give you for Sunday Inspiration today. The best I can offer you is this: Don't be afraid to ask for help, don't let your pride get the in way. I've written a few times … [Read More...]

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Fibromyalgia and Abnormal Cerebral Bloodflow

Anyone with a chronic pain condition understands that pain takes your attention away from other (more important things). This study shows that the pain is not just figuratively taking your attention away, but is literally doing so by re-routing your cognitive blood-flow.  The study evaluated cerebral blood flow in relation to a mental mathematical task. […]

Interview with a Spoonie Caregiver - John Burris

Fibro Warrior Wednesday – Interview with a caregiver – John

This week I’m sharing another interview with a caregiver; I’m talking with John Burris of Huntsville, AL. His wife Bev is a friend of mine. They’ve been together for 40 years. Give me just a few basics about you personally: I’m 57, spent pretty much all of my life in the building business in one […]

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5 Reasons Why WordPress is Better Than Blogger

I’ve been on WordPress for a few months now and I have to say I’m pretty happy I made the change. I know many of my blogger friends are still quite happy on Blogger, and I can totally understand that. After playing with it for a few months, I will say that for me, WordPress […]

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Sunday Inspiration: When Everything is Going Wrong, Be Thankful

The last thing anyone fighting any chronic illness wants to hear is that someone else has it worse than you do. It really doesn’t matter that your illness might not potentially be your cause of death, it has lead to the end of your life (as you know it).  Our lives will end dozens (if […]

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Botox for Fibromyalgia Pain?

A reader mentioned the idea of botox for Fibromyalgia, wondering if it might help Fibro the way that it has helped her migraines and TMJ pain. I checked through the medical literature to see if any past studies have been conducted on using botox for Fibromyalgia, and surprisingly few have.

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Fibro Warrior – Kate

This week we are getting to know Fibro Warrior, Kate.  I contacted her through my Facebook page and felt that her story needed to be shared. Kate is from Southwestern PA, and she’s single. Kate was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in November of 2012, at the age of 33. She qualified for disability last spring and […]

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5 Tips to Better Living with Chronic Illness

Chronic illness sucks, and more often than not there is little we can do to make our lives better. All we have are the small things, a comfy blanket, warm slippers, Netflix. But, the reality is that there are some big things that we can do (often) to help improve our lives both in the […]