Fibromyalgia: Support groups to cope better

Fibromyalgia: Support groups to cope better

When I first met Laura in a yoga class, the first thing I noticed was her joyful personality. People know her for her vibrant sense of humor and enthusiasm, often amusing everyone in the room. I would have never imagined she suffered from a chronic condition. “I have...
Fibromyalgia pain relief tips that work

Fibromyalgia pain relief tips that work

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that manifests itself from one patient to another in a different way, through physical and psychological symptoms. Along with the pain, these patients often have a decrease in their quality of life due to sleep disturbances,...
Things I Learned From Fibromyalgia

Things I Learned From Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is never the same for any two people. For me, it’s near daily brain fog and severe pain in my shoulders, elbows, wrists, and ankles. It’s depression and insomnia and anxiety. The following is a list of the things I’ve learned from...
The Roller Coaster of Diagnosis: A Fibromyalgia Story

The Roller Coaster of Diagnosis: A Fibromyalgia Story

I’m a thinking person, more correctly, I’m a worrying person.  In my mind, there is always the vulnerable, neurotic child, afraid of the dark, running away from one phantom just to run into another, more frightening one.  In some areas, it has served me well, such as...
You’re Too Young For Fibromyalgia

You’re Too Young For Fibromyalgia

I was 31 when I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis (which is a fancy way of saying arthritis in the neck) and fibromyalgia. Whenever I talked to anyone about it, the first thing they would say is, “but you’re so young,” or some variation...