Do you start feeling rundown, and have an increase in fibromyalgia symptoms every Year around late October and do not feel better until the following April or May?
You are not alone in this problem, more than 50% of fibromyalgia sufferers report symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Seasonal Affective Disorder
How can Fibromyalgia sufferers deal with pain?
The word Fibromyalgia is made up of three Latin and Greek roots combined to describe the baffling range of symptoms for which there in no definitive cause or cure. Continue reading Fibromyalgia Pain
SO HOW DO YOU HANDLE THOSE DAYS …YOU KNOW THOSE DAYS WHEN THE PAIN IS SO PERSISTENT, THAT IT REALLY GETS TO YOU?
UNLIKE THE PAIN OF ARTHRITIS OR BURSITIS (WHICH USUALLY LIKES TO JOIN THE PARTY ON THESE DAYS ALSO), THE PAIN FROM A FIBROMYALGIA FLARE-UP CAN AFFECT YOUR ENTIRE BODY INSTEAD OF JUST LOCALIZED AREAS THAT ARE INFLAMED. Continue reading Fibromyalgia Flare-up
Nature’s richest source of lauric acid
In the past, coconut oil was mistakenly believed to be an unhealthy oil because of its high saturated fat content. We now have come to understand that coconut oil is actually one of the healthiest oils we can possibly add to our diet.
So what is it that makes coconut oil so beneficial, and how can it benefit those of us who have fibromyalgia? Continue reading Benefits of Coconut Oil
How to make your winter more comfortable
Cold sensitivity is a common problem for those who have fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). If you have fibromyalgia or CFS, you will notice that you have a lot harder time warming up than the average person. Continue reading Trouble Keeping Warm?
Journaling allows you to “connect the dots”
I used to have an “I don’t need this” attitude toward journaling. I thought that if something was important enough to cause a flare up, that I would surely notice it. I did not realize that though “big things” are often responsible for flare ups, there are many “little things” that we often let go by unnoticed that can also contribute to flare ups. Continue reading Fibromyalgia…Reasons for Making a Journal
Tips on avoiding flare-ups during busy times of the year
September to January are very busy months….We have some of our busiest holidays, events and family activities during this time of the year. In order to enjoy them without suffering painful fibromyalgia flare-ups, I know that I need to start paying very close attention to my pacing and stress-prevention strategies now….before the season really gets under way. If I do not do this, I will be too stressed out physically and mentally to enjoy the holidays with my family. Continue reading Pain and Stress Relief
Setting priorities will help you through the fibromyalgia maze
It is an incredible experience to suddenly come face to face with something as overwhelming as fibromyalgia. fibromyalgia can affect your body in so many ways. At first, you have no name for it and then, when you do have a name for it, there is no cure. Continue reading Choosing Your Priorities