Fibromyalgia information and self-care tips for living a better life despite chronic illness.


Guest Post: Can diet affect Fibromyalgia symptoms?

Can Diet Affect Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Although there is little clinical research on how diet can affect fibromyalgia symptoms, many people find that the food they eat can impact how they feel. In this guest post, Gabriella Diesendorf discusses that while there are no specific diet rules for fibromyalgia, there are some foods that should be avoided. [ Read More ]

Physical Self-Care Strategies To Manage Fibromyalgia

Physical Self-Care Strategies To Manage Fibromyalgia

There has been an increasing trend toward self-care. It is extremely important for the successful management of long-term illnesses. But, good self-care can be a challenge for many people. It can be especially challenging when you have a chronic illness like fibromyalgia. In this post, I will share the strategies I use to maintain physical self-care and how I use the free Health Storylines app to keep me on track. [ Read More ]

Dog-tired? Power Up With FibroCane Energy

Dog-tired? Power Up With FibroCane Energy

Persistent and chronic fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia. You may be tempted to try an energy drink to give you a boost. But most energy drinks are packed with sugar, caffeine, and other stimulants which are potentially harmful. There is a better alternative. FibroCane Energy, a delicious supplement drink mix that has been specially created for people with fibromyalgia. [ Read More ]

International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Online Events

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Online Events for 2016

May 12th, 2016 is International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. People worldwide strive to spread awareness for fibromyalgia throughout the month of May. This year’s theme is Your Voice Matters – Make Fibromyalgia Visible. You may be wondering how you can participate when you can’t even get out of the house. Luckily, there are a few Fibromyalgia Awareness Day online events to help spread awareness, raise funds, and even help aid in your healing. [ Read More ]

The Connection Between Chronic Hepatitis C & Fibromyalgia

The Hepatitis C – Fibromyalgia Connection

Many experts believe that viral infections can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia. The Epstein-Barr virus, Herpes Simplex Virus, and hepatitis B and C have all been implicated in the development of fibromyalgia. Chronic hepatitis C in particular shares many of the same symptoms as fibromyalgia. In this post, I will explain how chronic hepatitis C is linked to fibromyalgia and why hepatitis C may trigger the onset of fibromyalgia. [ Read More ]

Nimble: The One Finger Cutting Tool (Sponsored Post)

Nimble: The One Finger Cutting Tool

Are your hands and fingers painful? Do you have a hard time opening various packages? I do. Not only do I have fibromyalgia, I have arthritis in my hands. It started in my thumbs. Some days it is so painful I can not do anything that requires a pinching or gripping motion like using scissors. Recently, I was given the chance to try Nimble which is a small cutting tool that sits on your finger like a sewing thimble. The Nimble can be used to open all kinds of paper and plastic packages with just your finger. [ Read More ]

Change The Way You Think, Change Your Life

Change The Way You Think, Change Your Life

When I am asked what I do to manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia I usually list several things like; I changed my diet, I exercise, trigger point massage, the supplements I take, etc. But I have come to realize these are only the physical things I do. There is something much more important that has to happen. You have to change the way you think -about yourself, your life, and your expectations. [ Read More ]

The Fay Farm Warming CBD Muscle Rub Review

The Fay Farm Warming CBD Muscle Rub Review

CBD infused topical lotions, balms, and salves are becoming increasingly popular for treating chronic pain. CBD is a highly therapeutic compound in cannabis hemp called cannabidiol. CBD can be extracted and processed into a variety of medications including topicals. Topical CBD has the same therapeutic benefits for pain and inflammation without the high. [ Read More ]

Catch Costly Medical Billing Errors With Remedy

Catch Costly Medical Billing Errors With Remedy

Medical billing errors are extremely common. They happen more often than you think. It is estimated that 40 to 80 percent of medical bills contain errors. Medical providers overcharge nearly everyone in the US. Every year $68 billion dollars in healthcare spending is lost to fraud and billing mistakes. Since most American’s with health insurance are paying more out-of-pocket medical expenses, it is more important than ever to make sure you are not paying more than you should. [ Read More ]

Bladder Control Problems Associated With Fibromyalgia

Bladder Control Problems Associated With Fibromyalgia

Bladder control problems or urinary incontinence is not something we want to talk about, but it is extremely common. Millions of people -young, old, male, female- experience incontinence. Women experience incontinence twice as often as men. And women with fibromyalgia are even more likely to experience bladder control problems. Bladder symptoms may include urinary frequency, incontinence, urgency and interstitial cystitis (bladder pain). [ Read More ]