Getting Disability for Fibromyalgia

Getting Disability for Fibromyalgia

Getting disability for fibromyalgia is a pain in the neck! I’ve just been denied mine for the first time.  I realize that being denied the first time around isn’t unusual but now I have to do an appeal and have the whole thing looked at by yet another disability analyst. Those of you who have […] Read more »

SPECT Scan Locations

SPECT Scan Locations

As was stated in a previous article, it is believed that SPECT scans can detect fibromyalgia.  I’ve had requests for SPECT scan locations and costs.  I’ll do my best to answer those questions. From the information I was able to find, these scans can run anywhere from $1,000 to over $4,000 depending on where you […] Read more »

Different Postures for Beginning Isometrics and Fibromyalgia

Different postures for beginning isometrics & fibromyalgia

Good posture is important no matter what we do; but, there a different postures for beginning isometrics and fibromyalgia that should be used in the first two weeks.  These postures will help you get stronger so you can go on to more difficult ones. 1.  Main stand. Stretch your arms to your sides, make fists […] Read more »

Brain Scans Detect Fibromyalgia

Brain Scans Detect Fibromyalgia

Brain scans detect fibromyalgia! Yes!! Finally a physical finding to say that fibromyalgia is a disease that’s not psychosomatic. The Dr. Oz show that was aired on 3/12/12 (I have discovered this show originally aired on 12/3/11) showed a picture of a brain scan of someone with fibromyalgia.  That scan showed an area down the […] Read more »

Medication Specifically for Fibro Fog

Medication Specifically for Fibro Fog

Medication specifically for fibro fog; now wouldn’t that be a great thing to have.  Unfortunately, in the research I have done, there is no such animal.  There are medications for fibromyalgia that can help alleviate the fatigue and pain that can cause the fibro fog but there is not a medication specifically for fibro fog. […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia Meltdown, My Day Today

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Fibromyalgia Meltdown – that’s a good title for today.  I got up feeling great at about 6:15 this morning.  It’s now 8:57 and I want to crawl into bed and pull the covers up far enough to block out all of the light.  That’s how quick this stuff can turn on me.  I’ve taken my […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia Pain in the Extreme

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Fibromyalgia pain can be so extreme that it’s hard for someone to navigate. The partial quote below is taken from WebMD Fibromyalgia Community (Copywright 2009 WebMd. All Rights Reserved). It was written by a woman who only used her screen name so it’s difficult for me to give accurate credit.  To her I would like […] Read more »

Herbal Supplements can Help Fibromyalgia

Herbal supplements can be of benefit to fibromyalgia sufferers.  They can be taken orally or used in creams and lotions to eliminate pain.  Many individuals prefer to take a more natural way of taking care of their fibromyalgia symptoms. Ceyenne Pepper Pain is the most prevalent of the symptoms and can be relieved by using […] Read more »

Fibro Fog can be Helped

Fibro fog is alive and well in me this morning.  Most of the time it waits until about mid-afternoon to creep up on me.  This tells me that mornings are more often the best time for me to do things I have to concentrate on.  By doing the things that need your concentration during your […] Read more »