ME/CFS Pain & Fibromyalgia Pain – Can You Distinguish Between the Two?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients suffer from pain as well as Fibromyalgia patients.  Sometimes it can be hard for patients with both to know whether their pain is coming from the Fibromyalgia or the … [Read more...]

CFS, Fibromyalgia & IC Symptoms Worsen with Common Illness & Menstrual Cycle

I wish I had a long, clever, in-depth answer as to why our symptoms get worse when we have a common ailment like a cold or the flu, or when we have our periods but I don't.  The only thing I know is … [Read more...]

The Time of Year When CFS & FM Symptoms Flare

It's that dreaded time of year again for us ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia patients.  The fall weather, changes in temperature, and the shortening days tend to make symptoms flare full force.  For about … [Read more...]

Sinus Infections In ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia

Well - the last set of antibiotics, $50 for 7 pills, didn't help because I have another...SINUS INFECTION!  Surprise, surprise.  This is the fifth one since September and I fear that I am headed down … [Read more...]

Adrenal Fatigue & Problems It Causes

There has been evidencereported that adrenal dysfunction is commonly found in patients with ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia. Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of From Fatigued to Fantastic and well-known … [Read more...]

Lipomas In Fibromyalgia Patients

I found out something new yesterday regarding Fibromyalgia thanks to Adrienne at the FM & CFS Blog. In her post, Adrienne talks about how it is common for Fibromyalgia patients to have … [Read more...]

Making It Through the Holidays with Food Sensitivities

It is common for those who have illnesses like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Interstitial Cystitis to also have allergies and sensitivities to food. In speaking with many patients who have either one or … [Read more...]

Don’t Ignore Symptoms, No Matter How Small They May Seem

I have to admit I am the queen of ignoring symptoms so I need to start following this advice myself. I read an article by a Fibromyalgia patient who also is guilty of ignoring symptoms. She found out … [Read more...]

Dealing with the Cognitive Dysfunction in ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia

The Arthritis Foundation's Good Living with Fibromyalgia Workbook offers some great suggestions on how people with ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia can handle and deal with the cognitive dysfunction that is … [Read more...]

Study Proves Sleep Disturbance Major Issue for Fibromyalgia Patients

The results from a recent study that was published in the Arthritis and Rheumatism journal found that patients with Fibromyalgia have a high prevalence of sleep disturbances that play an important … [Read more...]

Electrosensitivity & Similarities to ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia

According to scientists, electromagnetic field hypersensitivity currently affects about 3% of the population and is rapidly growing in prevalence as cell phone tower and wi/fi use increases. Cell … [Read more...]

Can Physician Attitudes Affect Symptoms and Recovery?

A research team led by Dr. Robert Bennett of the Oregon Health Sciences Health Laboratory found in a study that FM patients who believe their doctors are serious about treating their symptoms may … [Read more...]

Is Your Symptom From CFS, Fibromyalgia, or Something Else?

Having CFS and Fibromyalgia can be very difficult for many reasons.  One reason is that when we get sick or are not feeling well, we tend to blame the problem on our CFS, Fibromyalgia, or both for … [Read more...]

Correcting Sleep Problems In CFS and FM

Source: "Inadequate sleep quantity and quality are well known to cause a variety of different biochemical and physiological changes, and are a key part of the vicious cycle of … [Read more...]

Cognitive Problems in CFIDS & FM

Most CFIDS and FM patients suffer from cognitive difficulties. This is also referred to as "fibro fog" or "brain fog".  Examples of cognitive problems include problems with short-term memory, … [Read more...]