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Fibro Warrior Wednesday – Jenny Ryan

I love Jenny's blog and her name (because every time I see it it reminds me of my own - is that narcissistic or what?), so I was really excited when she agreed to let me interview her for the Fibro Warrior feature here.  Jenny is from Atlanta GA. She was diagnosed with Fibro about 6 years ago, at the age of 36. Tell us a little about yourself: I’ve been married to my high … [Keep Reading...]

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Learning to mix college and Fibromyalgia

College - for some reason that just doesn't look right, like it isn't the right spelling. Whatever.  I'm about five weeks into this semester and it's kinda kicking my ass. Howe are college and Fibromyalgia mixing? Not so well, I think. I don't know what I was … [Read More...]

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What’s a Migraine Cocktail?

A reader sent me the following question: "I had a severe migraine was taken to the hospital....Dr there told me if you feel another one come to ER tell them you need a migraine cocktail. Have you ever heard this ? And what is it ?" I'll be honest, I had to … [Read More...]

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4 Interesting Tricks to Help You Sleep

The joy of Fibromyalgia and Insomnia is that I am always looking for a trick to help me sleep. I've tried counting sheep, I've optimized my sleep hygiene, I take warm epson salt baths, and the magic answer still eludes me. In my search I've come across some … [Read More...]

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Sunday Inspiration: We just want a little empathy and understanding

This week my inspiration is three-fold. This post is about what those of us living with chronic pain need more than anything else, and often find that these are the things most lacking in our lives: acknowledgement, empathy, and understanding. “The worst thing about having an invisible illness is that people have a very hard […]

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Fibro Warrior Wednesday – Frenchie

This week we are getting to know Courtney “Frenchie” Donovan from York, PA.   She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia this last February, at the age of 36. Tell us a little about yourself: I am married to my wonderful husband, Shane, and we have a daughter who is entering kindergarten next week. We have an English […]

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How to Be Your Own Health Advocate

How to be your own best health advocate. How to learn enough to speak up for yourself, ask informed questions, and work with your doctors for the best outcomes.

What is Failure?

What is failure?

My inspiration this week came from my friend Jessica at No One Gets Flowers For Chronic Pain and her post on Famous Failures. She shares that she does not agree with the term “failure”. I have to say that I’m right there with her, but for a slightly different reason.

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Fibromyalgia and Celiac Symptoms Overlap

A recent study shows that there is a great deal of overlap in the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Celiac disease, suggesting that food intolerance could be at the root of the problem for many with Fibromyalgia. Continue reading for discussion of the study and what it may mean for you.

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Fibro Warrior Wednesday – Melissa Swanson Living Life

This week I’m interviewing Melissa Swanson, from New Richmond, WI.  She blogs at Surviving Fibromyalgia – Fibro Warriors ~ Living Life. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2010 at the age of 42. Tell us just a little about yourself: I have been married for 21 years (Mark), we have a 14 year old Daughter(Ravyn) […]