Fibromyalgia Articles

Sharing Our Stories Of Fibromyalgia

Sharing Our Stories Of Fibromyalgia

Sometimes just reading another's fibromyalgia story can help us to feel that we aren't crazy or that our pain and fatigue is a psychological condition. Also, even those of us who have lived with this condition for years can find support and comfort in the reading of others' stories....

A Walking Program For Fibromyalgia

A Walking Program For Fibromyalgia

There is no cure, but there is one thing that each one of us can do in order to help our symptoms of pain and fatigue, and that is to exercise. That is, if we don't have any other conditions which prevent us from following an exercise program....

Fibromyalgia, Creative Imagery And Healing

Fibromyalgia, Creative Imagery And Healing

Creative visualization can heighten immune functions, lower blood pressure, speed healing, alleviate depression, reduce perception of pain, lower fatigue, increase relaxation, just to name a few....

Tactile Allodynia: Pain Triggers Of Fibromyalgia

Tactile Allodynia: Pain Triggers Of Fibromyalgia

Tactile allodynia, or hyper-sensitive skin, is just one of many bizarre conditions associated with fibromyalgia. Weird conditions trigger pain in the fibromite, which do not bother 'normal' people. For example, have you ever felt as if your clothes were attacking you?...

Facts About Fibromyalgia

Facts About Fibromyalgia

It’s been called a medical mystery, a phantom illness, and other names that make it sound less than real. But anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia can tell you that the pain of this disease is all too real....

Why It's Okay To Grieve Your Chronic Illness Diagnosis

Why It's Okay To Grieve Your Chronic Illness Diagnosis

One aspect of coping with chronic illness that gets very little attention is grief. The loss of health and function are often unavoidable. But with proper coping mechanisms and support, it is possible to use that diagnosis to start living the life you want on your own terms....

How I Refused To Let Chronic Illness Steal My Dreams

How I Refused To Let Chronic Illness Steal My Dreams

One of the biggest mental traps I fell into after being diagnosed with chronic illness was that life as I knew it was over. There was some truth to this. I was diagnosed with chronic illness about 20 years ago and my life has never been the same. But that doesn't mean I've let go of my hopes and dreams....