12 Symptoms of autoimmune disease infographic

There are many diseases that are classified as autoimmune diseases. Many of these diseases share symptoms. Gretchen over at autoimmunemom.com sent us this infographic that displays what she calls 12 … [Read more...]

New Consensus Criteria for ME/CFS

The following is information and news published by Kim McCleary, the President of the CFIDS Association of America on the International Consensus Criteria Published for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.  … [Read more...]

My Path to Healing: Revealing Secrets from the Past

  I know that my posts have been getting fewer and farther between on this website and I think part of that is due to the fact that I am getting to the point where I am finding some healing, some … [Read more...]

If ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Were On Trial…

The death of Caylee Anthony in 2008 has tugged on the heartstrings of many Americans.  Now that her mother, Casey Anthony, is on trial for the muder, we find ourselves unable to pull ourselves away … [Read more...]

How Can We Look So Good But Feel So Bad with CFS & Fibromyalgia?

I've talked about this subject before but it is something that comes up so often in conversations, I think it's worth writing about again.  One of the big phenomenons surrounding ME/CFS & … [Read more...]

Enjoying the Summer with CFS & Fibromyalgia

Now that we have been having a heat wave here over the past few days, I have started getting in the mood for the summer.  I always look forward to the spring and early summer season because I tend to … [Read more...]

The Struggle To Find Balance In Life with CFS & Fibromyalgia

ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia are so unpredictable - just when I think I have a healthy balance figured out for my life - WHAM! - I'm hit with yet another flare and find that nope - I was wrong - I guess … [Read more...]

A Child’s CFS Misdiagnosed as Munchausen’s by Proxy

When I read Arnie's story that you can read in full at the link I've provided below on ProHealth.com, I was astonished once again at how the medical community has turned its back on CFS patients and … [Read more...]

Relationships: Surviving CFS & Fibromyalgia

When we get sick with CFS & Fibromyalgia, we don't realize at first how every area of our lives will be affected, including our relationships with others.  No one offers us a "how-to" course or … [Read more...]

Part 2: A Heavy Burden: My Life Long Weight Battle & Effects of CFS

This post is continued from the other day, so if you missed Part 1, make sure you read the beginning of the story to catch up! Up until the birth of my son, my CFS had not affected my weight and I … [Read more...]

Part 1: A Heavy Burden: My Life Long Weight Battle & Effects of CFS

I have battled with my weight almost my entire life.  I first remember trying to put myself on a diet when I was just six years old.  By the time I was 12 years old, I was sick of being made fun of … [Read more...]

Messing with Mother Nature

Leave it up to me to try and mess with mother nature.  I should know better that when I try to do something to benefit me in the future it is going to backfire and cause more problems, especially when … [Read more...]

My CFS Sleeping Disorders Continue to Manifest

Sleeping disorders are a major symptom for those of us with ME/CFS and I am no exception to this.  For the past 20 plus years I have not slept properly and it seems that the older I get and the longer … [Read more...]

Walking: My Exercise Choice with ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia

Exercise has been a very controversial topic surrounding ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia over the years and there are many different theories out there from different doctors and experts on whether we … [Read more...]

Denying Denial In My Chronic Illnesses

As everyone knows from my most recent blog posts, I have not been the ambassador of good physical or mental health lately.  I am happy to report, however, that I feel like I am starting to slowly feel … [Read more...]