What causes fibromyalgia? If we knew the answer to that we'd probably have a successful treatment that works for everyone. Unfortunately, There is no definite answer on what causes fibromyalgia, but there are plenty of theories. Long ago it was considered a type of arthritis (meaning it's in our … [Read more...]
Living with Fibromyalgia
This category covers all things fibromyalgia. My experience living with fibromyalgia. Advice on coping with fibromyalgia. Medical studies about fibromyalgia. My life and experience living with fibromyalgia since 2010, and my advice on how to cope with fibromyalgia.
Check out the articles below for more fibromyalgia topics.
Over 50% of Americans have trouble falling or staying asleep, and that number is even higher for those of us living with Fibromyalgia or CFS. There are a lot of little tricks people suggest for help with falling asleep. I've tried quite a few of them with typically little success. Melatonin … [Read more...]
CBD Oil for Sleep Despite all of the improvements I've made over the last decade, sleep continued to be the one area I had the most trouble. I tried so many things, many of them helped for a while, but invariably it seemed like once my body got used to whatever supplement I was taking … [Read more...]
When you live with chronic pain and fatigue, there are a lot of things that can make you feel worse. Over-doing it, crappy weather, stress. But, sometimes thoughts and mental actions can make you feel physically worse as well. 6 Mental actions that can leave you feeling worse 1 . Feeling Sorry … [Read more...]
If I had a nickel for every time I've heard (or said) that stress impacts the symptoms of fibromylagia, I'd be rich. I'm pretty sure that those of us who live with fibromyalgia already know that stress effects the symptoms of fibromyalgia. But, often research exists just to prove the obvious. This … [Read more...]
The book A Return to Love talks about the idea of writing a letter to your illness and letting go of all the negative thoughts you have towards it, the "why are you doing this to me" thoughts. When I read this I thought it was interesting and I thought I'd write a letter to Fibromyalgia. … [Read more...]
I've been thinking about how in a lot of ways chronic illness is kind of like a marriage. This post isn't as serious as most of my posts, I wanted to have a bit of fun, and take a light-hearted (tongue-in-cheek) look at how chronic illness is like a marriage. Sometimes we get stuck in … [Read more...]
Living with chronic pain is not easy. There's no escaping it as chronic pain seeps into every aspect of your life, sucking the enjoyment from your days and the sleep from your nights. Pain takes all of your focus, making it difficult to work, or do other tasks. Unfortunately, too many of us do have … [Read more...]
Too many medications for fibromyalgia just don't work. There are so many medications for fibromyalgia, and while they all work for a small percentage of those living with the illness, too many don't work for the vast majority of those living with fibromyalgia. For all that the drugs have … [Read more...]
Those who do not live with chronic pain will never understand what it's like to make room for pain, to adjust your life to accommodate it, to get used to it. Just because we may seem better, or seems as though things hurt less (even to ourselves) doesn't mean that they do. We learn to adjust our … [Read more...]