Fibromyalgia or Depression?

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 […]

Cortisol and FMS and CFS/ME?

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 […]

Brief Update and Review of Witch Way to Murder

I’ve been doing so much read­ing because I’ve been sick and unable to do much else. We did get the girl to her doc­tor, so we know there’s no strep around here. The doc­tor would­n’t rule out mono, but would­n’t test for it either. (I don’t real­ly like this woman, and we usu­al­ly try to […]

Responses to various comments about ME and FMS

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 […]

Well, that was (not) fun

I’m back home from a cou­ple of days in the hos­pi­tal, with a new diag­no­sis and all that entails, plus relat­ed fibro flare. Nobody likes hos­pi­tals, and peo­ple with fibromyal­gia deal with it even more poor­ly than oth­ers. I could do much kvetch­ing about the hos­pi­tal expe­ri­ence in gen­er­al, but let’s take it as read.  Ah, well—I’ve […]

Scattered

I’ve seen this all over the place, so I can’t real­ly cred­it where I got it: If there is some­one on your friends list who makes your world a bet­ter place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) with­out the inter­net, then post this same sen­tence in […]

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