Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Social Security Disability Benefits

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) have been known to affect an individual’s ability to continue to working on a daily basis. If your condition is so severe to the point that you can … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Around the Web

Allergies! Oh My! Random sneezing fits for 3 days straight, itchy watery eyes, runny nose, congestion; it must be allergy season.  Unfortunately, it seems like for some of us with Fibro, allergy … [Read more...]

Post-SARS CFS-Like Syndrome

In 2003, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) spread from southeast Asia to North America causing a public health panic and many deaths. Fever, cough, muscle pain and air hunger were the primary … [Read more...]

Gradual Onset of My Major Depressive Disorder

  Earlier this week, I posted about my visit at the doctor's office and my latest diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder secondary to chronic illness.   I have now had three full days of time to … [Read more...]

Diagnosis: Major Depressive Disorder Secondary to Chronic Illness

  The life of chronic illness is always a challenging one and it has never been easy for me and the older I get, the harder it seems to get - not only on me but also on my husband.  He has been my … [Read more...]

The Pressure to Feel Well

   When one person gets CFS, Fibromyalgia or any type of illness that is chronic, it becomes a family illness.  Everyone who we are close to in our lives becomes affected by our physical limitations … [Read more...]

Latest Video Message from NFA President

On March 10th, Lynne Matallana, the National Fibromyalgia President, sent out an email updating the Fibromyalgia community on all of the happenings over the past year with the organization and the … [Read more...]

When You Make Your Life Public, Expect that Criticism Will Follow

There are many times I will think about something that bothers me regarding my health issues and feel this desperate need to write about it.  But as I've mentioned before, it can be challenging and … [Read more...]

The “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” Theory

How many of us have heard people say, or have been guilty ourselves of saying that we have too much to do right now, too much life to live and that "I'll sleep when I'm dead"?  I would almost … [Read more...]

President’s Message from National Fibromyalgia Association

The National Fibromyalgia Association has finally released a message from the president and founder, Lynne Matallana, after the long silence and Fibro community now sure what was happening with the … [Read more...]