Starting Over: Working Through Pain and Developing Inner Strength

Even when the mere idea of walking around the block makes you want to  crawl back under the covers and never surface again, exercise is essential for people with arthritis and fibromyalgia. Working through stiffness and pain requires accepting responsibility to become your own healer and summoning the courage required to stay the course. When…

Fibromyalgia: Closer to a Biomarker

Molecular biological markers, or biomarkers, are biological molecules found in blood, other body fluids, or tissues that are a sign of a normal or abnormal process, or of a condition or disease. A biomarker is also called molecular marker and signature molecule.

8 Fibromylagia Therapies

People with fibromyalgia experience a range of symptoms of varying intensities that wax and wane. Those symptoms are usually invisible to others  and many people with fibromyalgia push themselves too far until they trigger collapse.  What’s  key to well-being for people with fibromylagia is  taking charge of their own health,  employing  effective therapies,  learning how…

Forbidden Foods for Fibromyalgia

February was a tumultuous month. March wasn’t much better as end of the year accounting, contract deadlines and tax calculations were on the menu.  I became stressed out, failed to get enough sleep, and didn’t monitor my diet as well as I should have. The result was a fibromyalgia flare-up from which I am now…

Fibromyalgia research links 2010

I am a fibromyalgia sufferer who relies on alternative and complementary medicine, rather than pharmaceuticals.  This is because I have multiple food, chemical and drug allergies and decided years ago that suffering through side effects was not for me. I keep watch on all the research that’s done every year and when treatment options don’t…

Love is a Rose

It was an overcast, cool and breezy morning when Mr T took me out walking today. I have been trying to further the time and distance I established in my spring conditioning program but I’m not making much progress.  I haven’t been sleeping well.  I’m experiencing severe joint pain, and spasms in my legs that…

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome involving debilitating pain, sleep disturbance, jaw pain, irritable bowel, headaches, and difficulty with concentration, anxiety and/or depression, and fatigue. In the United States, this condition affects nearly 4 million people, or 2% of the population; twice the number as those with rheumatoid arthritis. The primary symptom, pain, which often migrates through…

FMS, CMS Spring Conditioning Update

This winter I became sedentary as the pain of the fibromyalgia FMS flare-ups and the chronic fatigue CFS symptoms I experienced were severe, and I became severely depressed. Insomnia became a factor along with exhaustion. I lost muscle tone and weight and descended from being fit to becoming becoming unfit very rapidly.