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Fibromyalgia and Seasonal Affective Disorder

COLD

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

Benefits of Coconut Oil

coconut

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

Fibromyalgia…Reasons for Making a Journal

JOURNAL

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

Pain and Stress Relief

Autumn leaves

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