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Harnessing your fibromyalgia anxiety with mindfulness meditation

“Breathe and let be”, Jon Kabat-Zinn Within the last two decades, the concept of mindfulness meditation has been adopted by schools, hospitals, businesses, police, and even the military. Those who teach/mentor…

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Fibromyalgia: the overmedicated ‘patient’

“America is one of the few advanced nations that allow direct advertising of prescription drugs, Robert Reich BigPharma makes huge profits from those of us suffering from chronic pain, fatigue,…

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Read more about the article How do you deal with the pain of Fibromyalgia when you’re allergic to most of the Pain Medicines?
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How do you deal with the pain of Fibromyalgia when you’re allergic to most of the Pain Medicines?

My 16 years of experience facing Fibromyalgia and 30 years of CFS Pain medications taken too often can lead to a pain cycle, where every time you take an analgesic,…

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Fibromyalgia pain is getting worse why can’t I get pain meds when I go to the ER?

As a Nurse Practitioner, patients presenting with chronic pain problems to the ER are problematic. During this so-called opioid epidemic, guidelines were put in place for patients seeking narcotics. Also…

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How have you handled your Battle with Fibromyalgia?

Having an understanding family has been wonderful. My husband and son understand when I having a bad day and pitch in without hesitation. Find those people who understand and support…

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My Doctor Diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia but refuses to put me on any medication for it.

I ask this question in our fibromyalgia support group, Many people are responding to this issue. Here we have collective knowledge on this question. SAM-e. I started with 200 mg…

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Read more about the article How do you get through the horrible aches and pains from Fibromyalgia without prescription pain meds?
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How do you get through the horrible aches and pains from Fibromyalgia without prescription pain meds?

I realize that Fibromyalgiadoesn't affect everyone the same way. I don't think I suffer as much as some people do. Having said that, there are things that I have done…

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