10 Things You Should Know About Fibromyalgia 1 . Fibromyalgia is Real Thankfully, there is a lot less disbelief in fibromyalgia now than there was a decade or two ago (or even 6 or 7 years ago). Unfortunately, there are still those (including doctors) who don't believe … [Read more...]
Posts discussing various symptoms related to Fibromyalgia, or just symptoms I may be experiencing.
What Do You Know About Endometriosis?
I'm a little late for Endometriosis Awareness Month (March), but if you follow my blog and especially if you get my newsletters you know that I'm more than Aware of Endometriosis. Just a little over a month ago I had my third surgery for Endometriosis (and yes they've removed stuff every time … [Read more...]
Taking Control of Your Gut Health
Taking Control of Your Gut Health Guest Post by Dr. Roshini Raj Digestive trouble is an uncomfortable issue that is familiar to many. Whether it’s diarrhea or a stomach ache that just won’t go away, some with ongoing gastrointestinal (GI) issues find it difficult to determine what’s … [Read more...]
An Eye Doctor talks about Fibromyalgia and Eye Health
Fibromyalgia and Eye Health My optometrist is amazing. Not only is she funny and sweet and always walks into the room with a smile, she's just a damn good doctor. I knew she was a great doctor the day she said to me "I have to treat my Fibromyalgia patients more aggressively...." That … [Read more...]
Can an antidepressant help IBS symptoms?
I've lived with IBS for years. Despite diet changes that sometimes help, despite probiotics that help somewhat, I still have stomach pain and alternating IBS-C and IBS-D. When the stomach pain (it feels like an ulcer) returned again this past fall I also returned to my GI doc. Initially, I thought … [Read more...]
What’s Your Worst Symptom?
Thinking back to my worst days with Fibro it was often a toss up as to whether the pain was worse or the brain fog. At the time I would have probably said it was the pain, and that I'd rather have the all-encompassing brain fog because at least then I was so out of it I didn't notice the pain as … [Read more...]
12,000 Canaries Can’t Be Wrong (book review)
Dr. John Molot is a Canadian physician, specializing in Environmental Medicine. As a result he has seen over 12,000 patients suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and other issues that seem to leave patients with more questions than answers. The … [Read more...]
Counting My Spoons Top Spoonie Posts of 2015
Merry Christmas! and Happy Holidays! I hope you are having a wonderful day and weekend with your family. Since it's a holiday I'm forgoing the normal post for today and instead I'm going to give you another chance to check out the Counting My Spoons Top 10 Posts of 2015. These are the posts that you … [Read more...]
The Holiday Guide to Referred Pain (Guest Post)
Referred Pain: Holiday Style Here’s a fun fact (heavy sarcasm on the “fun” part): pain can develop in an area of the body completely unrelated to its origin. It’s called referred pain, and it can make diagnosing and treating a chronic pain syndrome incredibly difficult. You may have encountered … [Read more...]
Stress increases fibromyalgia pain
"Stress exacerbates pain in the everyday lives of women with fibromyalgia syndrome" - I believe that anyone who lives with fibromyalgia or cares about someone with fibromyalgia could tell you that stress increases pain in fibromyalgia. I know it does for me, and for every person with … [Read more...]