You've never experienced pain? Well, let me tell you about pain
fatigue is the second most common symptom for fibromyalgia sufferers. Many times those diagnosed with fibromyalgia will also be diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Q: What Other Fibromyalgia Symptoms do you have besides the Pain? There are so many fibromyalgia symptoms and they can come and go. Look for these and others, especially when they come in multiples. According to Patient Education Booklet from Mayo Clinic " Fibromyalgia: The Road to Wellness", symptoms of fibromyalgia include: Widespread pain Fatigue … Continue reading SYMPTOMS TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU SUSPECT FIBROMYALGIA
Fibromyalgia is not a death sentence. Fibro is not a terminal disease. You can live a full life and have fibromyalgia. Your life may not be the same as before. Pain management will be necessary to have a portion of your old self. Reminder: I just want to say that I am a patient, not a … Continue reading What is Fibromyalgia?
qUESTION - iS fIBROMYALGIA rEALLY FOR rEAL? Dear Friend OF A fIBRO wARRIOR; Unimaginable to me, but there are people who can't relate to dealing with pain. There are folks out there that have never had as much as a headache in their life. This is unimaginable to me. I'm NOT one of them. I have dealt … Continue reading Why Fibromyalgia is a Real Pain?
Dear Sis, Can you believe I only baked one batch of Christmas cookies this year? I used to make double batches of 5 or 6 different kinds of cookies. Remember how we used to gather with our cousins and bake cookies all day after Thanksgiving? We must have made a thousand cookies back then. But it … Continue reading Baking Cookies with Fibromyalgia .. or Not
Dear friends; If you been around since my diagnosis of fibromyalgia, I'm sure you realize that I am not the same as I used to be. I'm guessing you have noticed that I am no longer the go-getter I used to be and no longer deeply involved with the children at church, as a matter of … Continue reading Simple Things I No Longer Do With Fibromyalgia
Ah, Friend, Happy Holidays! So here we are again at the holiday season. I have always loved so much about the holiday season. I love the cooler weather, the baking, the planning of parties and Christmas decorating and caroling. But most of that is no longer true for me. All these things seem to be … Continue reading Pain Comes for the Holidays
Dear friends; Greetings from my recliner and a heating pad! Did you get to vote in the elections this week? My husband and I managed to get out and vote yesterday in spite of knowing that the lines would be long. And indeed, they were. When we arrived we saw a line that extended outside and through … Continue reading Voting With Chronic Pain
Dear Friend; You asked me recently how I am doing after my daughter's wedding. It took me until now (about 6 weeks) to recover but it was worth it! It was the most beautiful day and I was able to be right there and most importantly, not in pain! I shared about the wedding on … Continue reading How I Managed Fibromyalgia and Survived my Daughter’s Wedding