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You expect to have painful muscles everywhere with #fibromyalgia. Even if your discomfort fluctuates from day to day,

You expect to have painful muscles everywhere with #fibromyalgia. Even if your discomfort fluctuates from day to day,

FibroHaven  - see? Watermelon made her feel better. She doesn't realize it was likely because it was low-histamine, hmm?  A whole blog article just about liking watermelon - cool! Just sayin ...

FibroHaven - see? Watermelon made her feel better. She doesn't realize it was likely because it was low-histamine, hmm? A whole blog article just about liking watermelon - cool! Just sayin ...

or thoughts, love, vibes, whatever it is that you may practice. <3 Being a shoulder to lean on is enough for me. <3

or thoughts, love, vibes, whatever it is that you may practice. <3 Being a shoulder to lean on is enough for me. <3

Make sure you don't smoke. Smoking has been shown to increase your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Not only that, but if you do develop it, smoking has been shown to worsen the joint damage. Patients who smoke most often have much more severe symptoms than those patients who don't smoke. Make sure you do the right kinds of... FULL ARTICLE @ http://www.101arthritis.com/arthritis-advice-that-everyone-should-read-about-4/?a=513

Make sure you don't smoke. Smoking has been shown to increase your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Not only that, but if you do develop it, smoking has been shown to worsen the joint damage. Patients who smoke most often have much more severe symptoms than those patients who don't smoke. Make sure you do the right kinds of... FULL ARTICLE @ http://www.101arthritis.com/arthritis-advice-that-everyone-should-read-about-4/?a=513

An informative video interview with Dr. Deborah Barrett, author of the book -Paintracking-. This interview is focused the importance of strong self-management skills relative to effectively treating fibromyalgia and the core principals outlined in Dr. Barretts fantastic book.     See the full blog posting for this video here -    http://www.fibromya...

An informative video interview with Dr. Deborah Barrett, author of the book -Paintracking-. This interview is focused the importance of strong self-management skills relative to effectively treating fibromyalgia and the core principals outlined in Dr. Barretts fantastic book. See the full blog posting for this video here - http://www.fibromya...

WHEN FRIENDS DONT UNDERSTAND YOUR INVISIBLE ILLNESS: What do you do when people just don't get it? or may not BELIEVE you are really ill? Sometimes it feels like if we let these kind of friends go, no one will be left. I like how this article tells you not to just dismiss everyone, but also explains how to not get hurt over and over. Excellent.

WHEN FRIENDS DONT UNDERSTAND YOUR INVISIBLE ILLNESS: What do you do when people just don't get it? or may not BELIEVE you are really ill? Sometimes it feels like if we let these kind of friends go, no one will be left. I like how this article tells you not to just dismiss everyone, but also explains how to not get hurt over and over. Excellent.

How to Help People Newly Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia -- via wikiHow.com

How to Help People Newly Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia -- via wikiHow.com

Fibromyalgia.low levels of seratonin, dopamine and cortisol in the brain.Abnormal levels of substance P in the brain, a neuratransmitter in the brain that processes pain signals.Do your research people before you roll your eyes.

Fibromyalgia.low levels of seratonin, dopamine and cortisol in the brain.Abnormal levels of substance P in the brain, a neuratransmitter in the brain that processes pain signals.Do your research people before you roll your eyes.

Certain chemicals in the foods you eat may trigger the release of neurotransmitters that heighten this sensitivity which inturn makes chronic pain worse

Certain chemicals in the foods you eat may trigger the release of neurotransmitters that heighten this sensitivity which inturn makes chronic pain worse

Fibromyalgia Flare-Up Symptoms:   Factors such as stress, certain foods and the menstrual cycle are all responsible for flare-ups. These root causes vary from person to person. Changes in the weather and overexertion are also causes of fibro  flare-ups. Widespread pain, fatigue, tingling in the extremities, muscle aches & problems with sleep are common symptoms.  Examples:  Mental Issues (Cognitive Dysfunctions), Digestion Issues:  constipation/diarrhea; blurred vision; TMJ issues; chest…

Fibromyalgia Flare-Up Symptoms: Factors such as stress, certain foods and the menstrual cycle are all responsible for flare-ups. These root causes vary from person to person. Changes in the weather and overexertion are also causes of fibro flare-ups. Widespread pain, fatigue, tingling in the extremities, muscle aches & problems with sleep are common symptoms. Examples: Mental Issues (Cognitive Dysfunctions), Digestion Issues: constipation/diarrhea; blurred vision; TMJ issues; chest…

More "humor" from someone with an invisible illness that involves chronic pain & results in much unrecognized loss & grief

More "humor" from someone with an invisible illness that involves chronic pain & results in much unrecognized loss & grief

Memory loss and disorientation are two of the most challenging symptoms of fibromyalgia. Suddenly not knowing where you are can lead to embarrassment or even panic. Here are 6 expert-recommended tips for preventing fibro fog…

Memory loss and disorientation are two of the most challenging symptoms of fibromyalgia. Suddenly not knowing where you are can lead to embarrassment or even panic. Here are 6 expert-recommended tips for preventing fibro fog…