Disability for Fibromyalgia

Disability for Fibromyalgia

Disability claims for fibromyalgia are hard to win but there are things you can do to help develop your case. Before you begin your disability claim you should refer to the Social Security site and go to ruling  SSR99-2p.  This is where you will find a listing Social Security has of the things that qualify […] Read more »

Symptoms and Description of Crohn’s Disease

Intestine with Chron's

Crohn’s Disease is named after the doctor, Burrill Bernard Crohn, a gastroenterologist who, in 1932, put a name an inflammation of the small intestine (ileum).  This is the area that is most affected by Crohn’s Disease. Because of the location of the disease it has also been called regional ileitis or regional enteritis. The description […] Read more »

Essential Oils, How to Use Them

Essential oil bottles

Essential oils can be used for everything from a foot bath to a poultice to relieve sore muscles.  They work well as a decongestant, cough reliever, and fever reducer.  They can bring relief to an upset stomach and help heal acne. You can mix oils together to create your own perfume or scented body lotion. […] Read more »

Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Exercise is beneficial for everyone, right? Those of us with fibromyalgia need to do it like anyone that is healthy.  It keeps us strong, flexible and agile. It can also help control the amount of pain we feel.  Exercise helps to boost serotonin (the feel good hormone) level in our bodies and when our serotonin […] Read more »

Medications for Chron’s Disease

sulfa drug

Azulfidine Medications might be prescribed by your doctor for your Chron’s Disease.  There are several types of medications that can be used and you and your doctor might have to work as a team to figure out which one(s) will work for you.  Keep your doctor informed of any side effects you might have when […] Read more »

Support Groups for Fibromyalgia, Where to Find Them

Your Support Group In my first article on this I wrote about how important to have support in dealing with fibromyalgia.  I reiterate that the support of your family and friends is very important but being able to talk to someone, either in person or on a blog site, that has gone through what you […] Read more »

Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia Pain

Massage therapy is a wonderful way to relax and have your muscles kneaded, stretched and palpated.  The hot and cold packs that are sometimes used help a lot too. I know it works wonders for me.  In fact I think I’ll go get a massage later today.  I really need it after last night. I […] Read more »

Watsu May Help Fibromyalgia Pain

Watsu 1

Watsu has been introduced as one of many ways to help control the pain from fibromyalgia.  Watsu is a combination of dance, stretching, joint movements shiatsu and massage. Watsu was started in the 1980’s by Harold Dull, (director of the Harbin School of Shiatsu and Massage in northern California). He began to help people stretch […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia, My Personal Journey

Fibromyalgia was the diagnosis in the fall of 1996.  My journey with this stuff began, as far as I can remember, when I was about ten years old. I can remember telling Mom that my legs and arms hurt and I didn’t feel good.  Her response was, “It’s just growing pains. You’ll be over it […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia Coping Mechanisms

Woman with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia coping mechanisms are hard to discover at times. First you have to have the proper diagnosis so you go to the doctor because you’ve been suffering with all over body pain, problems with memory, insomnia, agitation burning under your skin, digestive problems and a host of other symptoms that your physician can’t pinpoint a […] Read more »