National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is May 12th!

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia Syndrome is a cognitive disorder that affects the central nervous system. This is a disease, and there is no cure. This disease is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, chronic fatigue, depression, fibro fog, and fibro flares. Fibromyalgia is a central nervous system disorder. The brain is continuously firing pain signals throughout the body.... Continue Reading →

No Pain Medication Allowed!

Hello. It has been almost five months in my journey with no pain medication. How's that working? Well, I'm still here. Many others are not. Their pain too great. Suicide rates are on the rise... What is a flare like WITH the availability of a rescue pain medication, often called; The Evil Opioid? A painful flare... Continue Reading →

Back to Basics

What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome? That's a loaded question! Each person experiences fibromyalgia differently... but, going back to basics, I will try my best to explain. The nervous system of someone with 'fibro' looks like this; So, a person with fibro has an overactive nervous system. You can read more about the nervous system: here. Signals... Continue Reading →

What Flare?

You have probably read that I've been in flare mode for almost a month. We sold our home, we close on the fifth of September, very soon. I'm pleased that the house sold at asking price. Of course, a bidding war would have been fun, or not. The last night in the house on Taylor... Continue Reading →

Escaping Through the Fog

I have some thoughts to share with you. I don't know if I am right, but this makes sense to me. How do we escape the chronic pain we are in every day, 24 hours a day? I think the answer is Fibro Fog. Is it possible we are dreading the very fog we should... Continue Reading →

It’s ‘Come to Jesus’ Time! (No Bullshit.)

Do you know what 'come to Jesus' time is? It's truth time! I'm sure you've had many of these types of discussions with your parents, children, spouses, etc...tell the truth and no bullshit allowed, no excuses. So here I go... I've been in a mediocre flare for the last week. Just enough pain to put... Continue Reading →

Seven Symptoms of Low Ferritin

Iron Deficient, Anemic Lady with Fibromyalgia! (Whoa...What?) It's good to be back! I have some amazing news! The riddle of my mysterious, continuous fibro flare has been solved!!! The not so good news (for me) is this is a chronic issue I will need constant medical intervention for. You may, too? Hemoglobin and iron are proteins in the body. Hemoglobin... Continue Reading →

The Fibro Fog Defense

My husband was looking for his keys and was muttering something about losing his keys all the time. I said check The Basket. "The Basket" sits on the buffet in the dining room. I put everything I find lying around the house of his in it. Because ...  there is a trail of items he leaves in his... Continue Reading →

Pick Your Box

Have you ever heard of people talking about a fibromyalgia toolbox? Well, a fibromyalgia toolbox is a real 'idea'. There is no definition. It is basically an emergency kit for fibromyalgia flares. When you are in a fibromyalgia flare, you are in much more pain, you are beyond exhausted and you may be in a fibro... Continue Reading →

Hemoglobin and Ferritin … What?

  The range of normal hemoglobin levels is; 12-16.   The range of normal ferritin levels is; 15-205.     Hemoglobin and iron are proteins in the body. Hemoglobin is in your red blood cells and carries oxygen to your body's organs. If your hemoglobin is low, this means you are anemic. Ferritin is a protein produced by the... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Fibro for a Day!

Many people have experienced being tired, exhausted even. But chronic fatigue is more than being tired. It is waking up after a full night of sleep and feeling like you never slept at all. There is no escape, no quick fix, you are in a fatigued state, always. Often you may not be able to... Continue Reading →

You Have Always had the Power.

I recently read an article in The Mighty about a woman who wrote what her 5 worst symptoms of fibromyalgia are; Guilt Grief Anxiety Fatigue Brain Fog I do not disagree! These are all symptoms people experience with fibromyalgia and yes, they qualify as some of the worst. These happen to be hers. I see... Continue Reading →

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