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...]

The “Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women” Launched on Capitol Hill

Thanks to the CFIDS Association for emailing the following press release and information on the Campaign to End Chronic Pain In Women. The following press release about the launch of the Campaign to … [Read more...]

Gynecological Concerns In ME/CFS Women

I find that now that I'm getting older, I am never quite sure if the symptoms I am experiencing are due to ME/CFS or if they are pre-menopausal symptoms.  My doctor had told me that I was starting to … [Read more...]

Sign Petition to Raise Awareness During National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Thanks to Jeanne over at Endo Blog for working extremely hard to help raise awareness for Endometriosis, a debilitating yet little understood chronic illness millions of women worldwide suffer from. … [Read more...]

Symptoms of Perimenopause vs. CFS

This year I turn 40 and for the past couple of years I have felt the hormonal shift going on within my body.  While my doctor continues to claim that I am too young to be experiencing any symptoms of … [Read more...]

Link Between Fibromyalgia in Women and Sexual Dysfunction

A study by the Department of Physical Therapy, Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University in Israel found that there is a definite association … [Read more...]

Uncontrollable Stress Worsens Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic painful disease which occurs when endometrial tissue grows as lesions outside the uterus, mainly in the area of the ovaries and fallopian tubes, but can also affect the … [Read more...]

Vulvodynia: Genital Pain in Women

For years, women who have suffered from a chronic pain condition known as Vulvodynia have been accused of having sex phobias and told their symptoms are not real. If a doctor has happened to believe … [Read more...]

Heart Risk Linked To Women Taking Calcium Supplements

Many women take calcium supplements to try to prevent osteoporosis. A recent New Zealand study showed that older women who take calcium supplements may have an increased risk of heart attack. The … [Read more...]

Birth-Control Pill Used to Treat PMDD

You have probably seen the commercial on television for YAZ.  It is a new birth-control pill that is also being used to treat PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder). I have talked on this blog … [Read more...]

New Vaccine for Cervical Cancer

There is a new vaccine available called Gardasil that can prevent cervical cancer from ever starting.  What the vaccine does is it targets strains of the HPV (human papilloma virus), a sexually … [Read more...]

Reproductive Issues In Women With CFIDS

Though more women than men have CFIDS, when it comes to understanding the gynecological ramifications of the illness, few definitive answers exist. But the research to date reveals some intriguing … [Read more...]

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

I was just diagnosed last week with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.  I knew that something was wrong over the past several months around my menstrual cycle, but I would push it to the back of my mind … [Read more...]

Anti-Breast Cancer Vitamin Every Woman Should Take

A review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that one of the most important vitamins a woman's body needs to prevent breast cancer is folate.  The study showed that … [Read more...]

Drop In Breast Cancer Rates vs. Hormones

New research has shown that there has been a big drop in breast cancer rates due to millions of women going off of their menopause hormones.  Doctors are worried that this news will cause even more … [Read more...]