I saw my Rheumatologist today for the first time since some of my latest "symptoms" have developed. I told him about the latest Cymbalta side effects, including excessive sweating and the recent facial flushing. He said that both of those are very common side effects of Cymbalta. I also told him … [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.
I'm sharing this review here because many of the symptoms represented in this documentary are those we deal with daily. In fact, some of those who were talked to had been diagnosed as having Fibromyalgia, Lupus or even MS only to find it was a reaction to Aspartame (equal, sweet n low). Aspartame is … [Read more...]
I've been getting acupuncture regularly now for a while and today I was reminded of just how much it helps. My chiropractor originally started giving me acupuncture when I first started having issues with TMJ and nothing else seemed to be helping my migraines (this was before we even realized it was … [Read more...]
The Fibromyalgia Handbook is not the 7 step Program to halting or reversing Fibromyalgia, as it claims to be. The 7 steps are just the breakdown of different types of treatments, and the suggestion is that you should be doing something from each of these types of treatments (which isn't a bad … [Read more...]
The Mayo Clinic Solutions for Fibromyalgia video is divided up into 3 chapters. The first chapter is about Fibromyalgia and Integrative Medicine. It explains what Fibromyalgia is and how to explain it to others, as well as gives some insight into integrative medicine and the mind-body … [Read more...]
I've had a slight case of social anxiety for the last 5 or 6 years. I'd managed to deal with it for the most part, although every once in a while a situation would jump out at me. The last couple of years have been a little harder, I have to force myself through certain situations, but lately I … [Read more...]
Watsu for Fibromyalgia pain relief! When I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, my doctor recommended water-based physical therapy. I had no idea what that meant and assumed it was just water aerobics. Luckily, I was wrong. Shortly after beginning physical therapy I was introduced to Watsu, a type of … [Read more...]
A group of researchers are working to create an app that would combine elements of virtual reality and cognitive behavioral therapy to help treat fibromyalgia. According to this article, this new therapy device works via a PDA or smartphone and tracks the amount of exercise and movement you get … [Read more...]
Water-based physical therapy In the past I've been encouraged to do aqua aerobics or even to just go walk in a pool regularly to help improve problems in my hips. In the past I have done just that and found it very beneficial. So when Nurse Practitioner Tim referred me for water-based … [Read more...]
In talking to my favorite therapist at the Chiropractor office shortly after I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, 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 … [Read more...]