The NaBloPoMo prompt for today: How do you feel when you return home at the end of the day? I’m not sure I should have answered this one, as I doubt that my answer will be in sync with the intent of the question. I don’t leave home every day to go to work, or leave home […]
That’s a relief. I was getting quite worried. She spent most of the weekend sleeping or looking like a zombie, eating only what Sam could coax into her, and using heating pads. I’m starting to think that we should accept the offer to refer her to a pain management doctor if only to have something […]
I detest ignorant bigots. And I absolutely consider the following hate speech. From http://glenysluckymama.blogspot.com/2008/06/fibromyalgia-and-abortion-possible-link.html: So like an HPV diagnosis in someone would almost guarantee that others would know the person’s potential morals or lack thereof, and HIV almost always denotes a gay man, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia could potentially indicate a woman who has aborted […]
If you have fibromyalgia, or care about anyone who does, please read and respond.
There are many people, especially doctors, who claim that fibromyalgia is just a symptom of depression. I’ve had both, and I know the difference quite well. They are very, very different. Being in pain all the time can certainly lead to depression. That’s just logical. There are, however, people who have fibromyalgia who are not […]
Today’s post is at Fibrant Living.
There’s been a lot of buzz over the past week about a study published in the Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that suggests treating fibromyalgia and ME/CFS with cortisol (a steroid), based on the fact that most patients have low cortisol levels. I do not have access to that publication but would like to point […]
I have a Google Alerts search going for “fibromyalgia,” because if there’s something out there that will make this crap better, I want to know it yesterday. The alert brings in all sorts of nonsense from quack remedies to naysayers, in addition to the actual content. Today’s alert takes the cake, though. Somebody wrote to […]
Some of the comments are pretty old by now, but there are certain themes that come back, over and over again. I’ve decided to answer them once, and that’s it. ME and FMS are not “lifestyle” diseases. Researchers have found genetic, neurological, and cardiological anomalies, so get off that blame-the-victim bullshit. We know better. We’ve […]
I’ve had these two stories bookmarked to post here for a bit, so it seems past time for me to actually do it. The best new pain cures, with a focus on women Many women have a tough time finding the right kind of relief for their pain—and for good reason: Until recently, experts hadn’t actually studied […]