Vacation is supposed to be relaxing, but when you have a chronic illness sometimes vacation can just leave you worn out. This week we are in Colorado for my nephew's graduation, so add to the stress of travel my body having to adjust to a major change in altitude. I really had no idea how much … [Read more...]
Coping with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Illness
Inspiration and thoughts on how to improve coping skills when dealing with Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, fatigue, and invisible illness.
Changing doctors is never easy and is typically something you want to avoid unless you feel you have no choice. It's especially difficult when you are dealing with a major illness. It would be ideal if you could change doctors when you are healthy, but that's not always possible. And, if you are … [Read more...]
Reading an article titled The Fibromyalgia War War Wages On (no longer available) While there’s finally agreement on what to call it, not everyone in the 21st century agrees that it exists as a “real” illness, focusing instead on the psychosocial aspect of it. Naysayers, writing in the … [Read more...]
In talking to my favorite therapist at the Chiropractor office shortly after I was diagnosed, I found out that she also has Fibromyalgia. She told me that what she's found helps her the most is a nightly Epson Salt baths. Epson salts are an extra source of Magnesium, soaking in Epson salt … [Read more...]