Category Archive: Fibromyalgia

Health and Wellness Update

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I’m looking forward to a stress free future.  My plan to elevate my moods by retraining my brain and remaining mindful is working very well. Mindfulness points to being aware of and attentive… Continue reading

Re-energizing After a Lay-Off

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Everyone is familiar with energy drain. Researchers are studying the links between what we eat, how we work and live and how we feel.  There are different kinds of fatigue and different ways… Continue reading

Starting Over: Working Through Pain and Developing Inner Strength

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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… Continue reading

7 Energizing Snack Foods for Optimum Health

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Today’s nutrition message is ‘dump the junk; eat real food’.  I heard the call to eat healthy and enjoy life and acted on it.  Have you? Obesity, heart disease and strokes are prevalent. It’s… Continue reading

Fibromyalgia: Closer to a Biomarker

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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… Continue reading

8 Fibromylagia Therapies

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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… Continue reading

Forbidden Foods for Fibromyalgia

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People with fibromyalgia need to take extra care to eat well. It’s important to eat more raw fruits and vegetables because they contain enzymes that assist digestion, and are full of antioxidants and phytochemicals that help boost the immune system.

Coping with Arthritis

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Arthritis affects 46 million people in the U.S. That’s nearly one in five people. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, but the most common is osteoarthritis. It affects men and women… Continue reading

Aromatherapy is alternative medicine

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I’m an aging woman coping with disabilities including fibromyalgia and focused on improving my life. I use many alternative medicine methods to reduce stress and to control pain and I share them with… Continue reading

Fibromyalgia research links 2010

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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… Continue reading

Yoga, Aging, Intimacy & Sexuality

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Touching is a vital human need and an essential ingredient for healthy relationships. Studies have shown that without touching, many animals – including humans – will die in childhood. Being caressed also lowers… Continue reading

Love is a Rose

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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… Continue reading

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

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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… Continue reading

FMS, CMS Spring Conditioning Update

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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… Continue reading

Fibromyalgia: Acknowledge Pain, Plan and Manage Life Well

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This woman tells it like it is. Rebecca, 52, has been living with fibromyalgia for more than 30 years. After struggling without proper treatment for years, she took control of her disease and… Continue reading

Tips for Coping with Fibromyalgia at Home

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In this video there are some practical tips for around the house that will make living with fibromyalgia a lot easier.

Starve Cancer and Feed Your Body

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William Li, head of the Angiogenesis Foundation at a prestigious TED Conference revealed, according to research red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies.

You Are What You Drink

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Years ago I was a coffee addict. Today I’m happy to say that I’m not. Now I drink copious amounts of water and a fair amount of decaffeinated green tea.

Fibromyalgia: Spring Conditioning

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I limit how much personal information I share. This winter a pain filled one so I didn’t blog as much as I have previously. I’m looking forward to the end of the rainy wet days and getting some exercise and fresh air.

Yogic breathing exercises reduce pain and depression

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I found this report in Science Daily to be very interesting because I have been using Yogic and Buddhist breathing and mindfulness exercises for over 20 years now to control my own pain and to cope with the depression that chronic pain leads to.

Fibromyalgia research links 2009

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A listing of research links and resource links pertaining to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndromes.

Take Good Care During the Holidays

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Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be caused by a virus

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If chronic fatique syndrome is caused by a virus then I won’t be surprised because my symptoms with regard to both syndromes ie. chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia began after I had a prolonged respiratory virus (flu) that kept recurring.

Fibromyalgia: Cranberry for Cystitis

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The good news is that cranberry juice helps prevent urinary tract infections, and where unavailable, cranberry concentrate capsules (1,000 mg) can be substituted.

Fibromyalgia: What it is and what it isn’t

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Fibromylagia is now considered to be a syndrome. You could say that I know quite a bit about this disease/syndrome as I have suffered with the symptoms for 20 years.

Fibromyalgia Updates 2009

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Fibromyalgia patients showed a strong correlation of dopamine metabolism levels and gray matter density in parts of the brain in which dopamine controls neurological activity.

First Drug for Fibromyalgia pain in Canada

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Relief in sight for Canadians suffering from a common chronic widespread pain condition KIRKLAND, QC, May 12 /CNW/ – Pfizer Canada Inc. announced today that LYRICA(R) (pregabalin) is now indicated for the management… Continue reading

Coping with Fibromyalgia

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You could say that I know a bit about this disease as it’s had me  for 20 years.  Simply put,  fibromyalgia won’t kill you, but you will die with it.  It doesn’t favor… Continue reading

Hardtimes celebrations

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Fibromyalgia December 2008 Update

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I have been spending some of my free time reading the latest information available about fibromyalgia and I have now updated my Fibromyalgia Research Links 2007 -2008 post.

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

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Medical studies have linked a lack of sleep to everything from disruptions in the immune system to cognitive deficits to weight control. As the winter days are shorter and the weather is colder,… Continue reading

Fibromyalgia Page Update

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Today I have updated my Fibromyalgia Research Links 2007 – 2008 post and also my Fibromyalgia Page. The two new interesting research links are A Regular Dip In The Pool Could Benefit Fibromyalgia… Continue reading

Fibromyalgia: Invisible Disabilities

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Fibromylagia is an aggravating disease because the disabilities I suffer are frequently invisible to others and therefore, they expect more of me than what I can deliver.

Fibromyalgia Research Links 2007 -2008

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Links to research on fibromyalgia 2007 – 2008.

Fibromyalgia Research Links 2007

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Gabapentin Shown Effective For Fibromyalgia Pain (June 12, 2007) — New research shows that the anticonvulsant medication gabapentin, which is used for certain types of seizures, can be an effective treatment for the… Continue reading

Meditation Therapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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A revered contemplative practice for centuries, meditation has recently inspired research into its therapeutic value for everything from anxiety disorders to heart attack prevention. A painful, progressive autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis is associated… Continue reading

Fibromyalgia: The Pain-Sleep Connection

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Barb Cacia, part of the new Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Care Center within Lattimore Physical Therapy says that if you have fibromyalgia, deep, restorative sleep can decrease pain. Cacia, who counsels clients about sleep,… Continue reading

Complementary and alternative medicine for fibromyalgia

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Complementary and alternative therapies for pain and stress management aren’t new. Some, such as meditation and yoga, have been practiced for thousands of years. But their use has become more popular in recent… Continue reading

Spiderman Work-out

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The fibromyalgia I suffer from means that pounding the pavement is not healing exercise for me. In fact, I had to give up running and high impact aerobics because the result was joint… Continue reading

4 Minute Fitness Videos

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Fitsugar has some 4 Minute Exercise Videos worth viewing. Check them out. Short, Sweet & Complete Abs For a few tips, just You want to make sure you are working your deep abs… Continue reading

Headaches Be Gone! Home Headache Remedies

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If you are a headache sufferer, you might want to try these ideas on preventing them in the first place, as well as those for relieving them.

Fibromyalgia Research Links

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Abnormal Pain Memory Helps To Explain Fibromyalgia (November 1, 2000) — The symptoms of fibromyalgia may be the result of a central nervous system that “remembers” pain sensations for an abnormally long time,… Continue reading

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May 12

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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May 12 When I was diagnosed, I made a vow to myself that I may have fibromyalgia, but fibromyalgia will never have me. There is really no definitive cause and… Continue reading