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The Emotional Effects of Fibromyalgia

Living with fibromyalgia can affect you physically and emotionally. Fibromyalgia is stressful. The pain and stress of fibromyalgia raise your body’s level of cortisol, a stress hormone. Adjusting to the…

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6 Tips for Coping With ‘Fibromyalgia Fog’

Managing Fibromyalgia’s Effects on the Brain Doctors often focus more on the physical symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as pain, fatigue, and stiffness. However, many people with the condition also have…

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How to Face the Day During a Fibromyalgia Flare

When you wake up in a fibromyalgia flare—with that feeling that you can’t move, as if a 500-pound weight has been dropped on you in your sleep—you can’t help but…

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Tips for when you are in the Fibro Flare

I am in a Fibro Flare. The pain arching through me right now is difficult to describe, to be honest. It is a deep, bone-deep, throbbing ache that is at…

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10 things I would tell the newly diagnosed with Chronic Illness

I wish I had been prepared for the impact of what was going to happen in my life from chronic illness being newly diagnosed. Realistically. I had a firm belief…

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A Flare is one of the worst fibromyalgia experiences.

The Flare-up (see here for my article on it) is one of the worst fibromyalgia experiences. I fell into it sometime last night and woke up with the most unpleasant…

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Lack of continuous sleep in Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia has some pretty distinctive sleep disturbances associated with it not to mention comorbid sleep issues. It is one of the key factors in the syndrome… our inability to attain…

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Brain Fog, when it isn’t just about the pain

I have been struggling with work lately. And by lately I mean always. Always struggling to function through the pain. Always not quite doing it. My psychologist said well I…

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