Archive for July, 2012

Fibromyalgia Treatments, Part II: Do’s and Don’ts

July 23, 2012  |  Treatment  |  Share
Fibromyalgia Treatments, Part II: Do's and Don'ts

Have you ever been either so frustrated or so excited by the prospect of relieving your fibromyalgia pain and reclaiming your life that you are willing to try any treatment at any cost? Where has that left you? Cured? Or flat out for days? There are some things to know when introducing new fibromyalgia treatments that will help you identify whether they are working or not and what side effects go with which treatments so that you can minimize your trial and error period, recognize side effects and maximize the benefits. Most of it comes down to common sense.

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Fibromyalgia Treatment, Part I: What’s Out There and What’s Best?

July 15, 2012  |  Getting Started, Treatment  |  Share
Fibromyalgia Treatment, Part I: What's Out There and What's Best?

There are a wide variety of fibromyalgia treatments that bring some amount of relief from pain or other symptoms, or that improve quality of life or sleep or something that is preferable to where you started pre-treatment. But let's get one thing straight - there isn't really a single best treatment for fibromyalgia. It's not spectacular but we do the best with what we have, right?

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The Physical Activity Definition: What Counts? Am I Already Doing Some?

July 8, 2012  |  Exercise, Activity, Getting Started  |  Share
The Physical Activity Definition: What Counts? Am I Already Doing Some?

Regardless of whether we are healthy, have fibromyalgia or chronic pain, or any other illness, we all know we need to exercise more. Our doctor tells us this, the Surgeon General tells us this, our friends and coworkers may tell us, heck, even our conscience tells us we need to exercise more (unbelievable!) So what counts as physical activity?

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Fibromyalgia All in Your Head, Part II: Brain Research Says So

July 1, 2012  |  Fibromyalgia Defined  |  Share
Fibromyalgia All in Your Head, Part II: Brain Research Says So

You've heard it a bazillion times. Your pain is all in your head. Fibromyalgia is not real. You don't LOOK like you're in pain. Au contraire! People with fibromyalgia are in pain. And by the way, it IS all in their head. Their brain. Their big, beautiful, colorful brain. Brain research finally gives fibromyalgia some legs.

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