I knew the other day when I posted about my weight loss update and the fact that I "workout" and have "built muscle" that I would receive some backlash from people. I normally do whenever I talk about exercise and how I try … [Read more...] about ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia: Many Shades of Gray
I'm excited to announce that I have now lost about 40 pounds since June 20th and I have FINALLY found a diet program that is actually working for me. Ever since my son was born 9 years ago, I have tried NutriSystem, … [Read more...] about Weight Loss Update: 40 Pounds Gone!
Fibromyalgia: Helping Your Patient While Maintaining Your Sanity In caring for the patient with fibromyalgia, the primary care provider benefits from an understanding of fibromyalgia as a distinct entity. Evidence-based … [Read more...] about ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Around the Web
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 Post article: This study … [Read more...] about Small Study: Does Yoga Ease Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia?
As you can tell, I haven't been posting as often as I used to and part of that is because with the seasonal changes, I've been flaring and just getting through the day is about all I can handle. To be honest, the last … [Read more...] about ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Doesn’t Stop for Life
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 bicycles and other clumsy … [Read more...] about Balance Problems Getting Worse with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
Fibromyalgia Patients Find Pain Relief with Synthetic Marijuana Fibromyalgia patients have found that a synthetic form of marijuana called nabilone significantly reduces pain and anxiety, Canadian researchers found. The … [Read more...] about ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Around the Web
In the 20 years that I have been sick, the one thing that I have discovered from talking to many chronically ill patients is that the families are usually the biggest skeptics and the most critical of their loved ones. I … [Read more...] about ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia: Families Are Biggest Skeptics & Critics of Patients
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 have to take to your bed … [Read more...] about Guest Blogger Post: Back Pain & Chronic Illness: How to Cope
I feel like I have a good, strong marriage and for the most part my husband has been supportive of everything I have had to go through with ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia. But even the strongest of marriages are hit at times by … [Read more...] about ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Causes Problems Even In Good Marriages