Share a Fibromyalgia Update

Share a fibromyalgia update

This article is to share a fibromyalgia update is on my own experience since February, 2013 when I made my last post. I’ve discovered a few things or perhaps I should say rediscovered a few things about fibromyalgia that hadn’t been plaguing me for quite a while. That’s why I decided to share a fibromyalgia […] Read more »

Nutri Bullet Review

Nutri Bullet ads have been on TV for some time now. Our son and his family have one and they kept giving rave reviews about it. Finally, about a month ago. Our son made us one of their super smoothies. All he did is put in frozen berries and a little bit of milk. It […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia and Weight Control

Fibromyalgia and Weight Control

Fibromyalgia and weight control can often be a difficult combination.  The fact that those of us with fibromyalgia don’t sleep well and have a difficult time exercising can make weight control seem impossible. There are several reasons that fibromyalgia and weight control combat each other according to Jacob Teitelbaum M.D. He describes both fibromyalgia and CFS […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia and Restless Leg Syndrome

fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome

Studies have shown that people have fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome together.  In fact one study shows that about 64% of fibromyalgia patients have restless leg syndrome too. I’m concentrating on this today because my restless leg syndrome (RLS) acted up all night last night and I’m totally exhausted today. Those twitchy, jumpy, burning sensations […] Read more »

Essential Oils and Fibromyalgia Relief

essential oils and fibromyalgia relief

I’m a firm believer in the use of essential oils.  For me essential oils and fibromyalgia relief are a natural combination. I use a wonderful combination of ginger, juniper, eucalyptus, rosemary, marjoram, cajeput (Tea Tree), lavender, and peppermint oils.   The actual name of this concoction is ‘Agility’ and it was (notice the was) made […] Read more »

Invisible Illness Awareness Week

Invisible Illness

Invisible Illness Awareness Week is September 10 – 16, 2012.  It’s time to commiserate with those who have invisible illnesses like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue symptom, lyme disease, and Dysautonomias such as POTS.  If you have one of these pesky illnesses maybe it’s time to share your story to help educate others. Those of us who have […] Read more »

This is Your Body

This is Your Body

This is your body on Exercise. Swimming, dancing, hiking, and any other aerobic exercise will decrease your stress after thirty minutes.  David Raichlen, an anthropology researcher from the University of Arizona, and his team have found that exercise stirs up the feel good endorphins in the brain.  Also, a sixteen week study conducted by Dr. […] Read more »

Pain Control and Lack of Sleep

Pain control and lack of sleep

Pain control and lack of sleep are part of having fibromyalgia.  Pain control and lack of sleep are two of the most frustrating things to deal with when you have fibromyalgia.  Pain control and lack of sleep are undoubtedly the two most talked about symptoms of fibromyalgia. There are, of course, several other symptoms that […] Read more »

Serotonin Levels and Fibromyalgia

Serotonin Levels and Fibromyalgia

Serotonin levels and fibromyalgia are integrated when it comes to how we deal with our fibromyalgia symptoms. I’ve talked about serotonin before.  It’s a neurotransmitter (chemical that sends a specific message from one brain cell to another) that is believed to play an important role in controlling our moods. Only 1% to 2% of all […] Read more »

Is Fibromyalgia Real

Is fibromyalgia real

Is fibromyalgia real? To use an old phrase from the 70’s, “You bet your bippy”, it’s real. Every day when I check my website for what searches have been done I come across some that I want to respond to.  Today I’m responding to the person that searched for, “My husband doesn’t believe in fibromyalgia”. […] Read more »