ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia & the Flu

I've been sick since Friday and I'm assuming it's the flu bug that has been going around.  I've been feeling semi-sick on my stomach and I have a cold and sinus headache and now it's settled in my … [Read more...]

CFS & Fibromyalgia Symptoms Flare In Cold Weather

The weather is as unpredictable as our ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia symptoms can be.  I find that I personally struggle the most with symptoms flaring when the weather and temperatures are at extremes - … [Read more...]

Chronic Pain – Like the Annoying Person Who Never Leaves

When I went in for physical therapy the other day, my therapist asked me that ever-annoying question that us chronic pain sufferers hate to hear:  "What is your pain level today on a scale of 1 - … [Read more...]

My First Week of Physical Therapy…

Last week I started physical therapy and it went rather well.  From what I remember, it is going a lot better for me this time around than what it has previously.  I attribute it to the fact that my … [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Begins Next Week for Back & Leg Pain

I start physical therapy next week for my back pain and my doctor thinks that a lot of my leg pain is coming from my back.  I always feel like I am fighting this neverending, losing battle with my … [Read more...]

I’m Not An Airhead – I Have Brain Fog

Yesterday and today were both bad ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia days for me and today I had to work for 4 hours.  My son kept saying to me, "Mom, you really ought to call off.  You're not in any shape to … [Read more...]

Small Study: Does Yoga Ease Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia?

  A study that was published in the November issue of Pain found that yoga may help ease some of the debilitating symptoms of Fibromyalgia for some female patients.  According to the Washington … [Read more...]

Balance Problems Getting Worse with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS

I have never been what you could call a "graceful" person.  I gave my mother plenty of scares when I was a child with all of my falls and accidents I would have running into things and falling off of … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger Post: Back Pain & Chronic Illness: How to Cope

Please welcome guest blogger, Paul Jaggard, to Fighting Fatigue.  You can read Paul's bio at the end of the post. One of the unexpected side effects of a chronic illness can be back pain. When you … [Read more...]

Supplement Treatments for Specific Fibromyalgia Symptoms

The last couple of days, I worked on a mini-series of information by Dr. Mark Pellegrino on common Fibromyalgia nutrient deficiencies and treatments.  To further expand on that topic, I also wanted to … [Read more...]

Part 2: Common Fibromyalgia Nutrient Deficiencies & Treatments

Before reading this post, you will want to make sure you read Part 1:  Common Fibromyalgia Nutrient Deficiencies & Treatments in its entirety with great information provided by Dr. Mark … [Read more...]

Part 1: Common Fibromyalgia Nutrient Deficiencies and Treatments

Dr. Mark Pellegrino has worked with more than 20,000 Fibromyalgia patients during his career as a physician and he has provided some great information on what he has found to be the common … [Read more...]

Can Diet Really Help ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Patients’ Symptoms?

I recently wrote a post where I talked about how I have been having an improvement in symptoms and have been having more energy since changing my diet and one of my online friends commented that she … [Read more...]

ME/CFS Pain vs. Fibromyalgia Pain – How I Can Tell the Difference

Having one chronic illness like CFS or Fibromyalgia can be complicated enough.  But then add to it one or more additional chronic illnesses and it feels like your whole world is turned upside down.   … [Read more...]

Would You Use Marijuana To Treat Fibromyalgia Pain?

I have been seeing a lot of stories on television lately about people who are using marijuana for medical purposes, particularly pain.  Just today I read an article on Health.com that medical … [Read more...]