Fibromyalgia Anxiety Warrior!

In response to the Fibromyalgia Blogger's Directory Challenge, I present this blog post! The above has become my mantra. I suffer from severe anxiety. Anxiety is one of those co-existing conditions of fibromyalgia. If I take a moment to realize the fears that are leading to a full-blown panic attack are irrational, I can usually... Continue Reading →

Fibromyalgia Anxiety Warrior!

  The above has become my mantra. I suffer from severe anxiety. Anxiety is one of those co-existing conditions of fibromyalgia. If I take a moment to realize the fears that are leading to a full-blown panic attack are irrational, I can usually talk myself out of an attack. Usually. Even after 20 years of... Continue Reading →

Let Them Open the Pickle Jar

Women are to a large extent completely capable of caring for themselves. We can figure out how to get those groceries, make a meal and get a load of clothes done  ... even when we are in pain. (Men, I know you can figure it out, too!) However, we need to add one more thing to... Continue Reading →

You Do Not Get a ‘Pain Pass’.

There are times when I am in a considerable amount of pain. My fibro flare is in full force, and the fog is pounding in my head. Every movement causes pain! My back feels as if it is coming apart at the spine, disc by disc... I should not be held accountable for my words or... Continue Reading →

I Feel My Disease (the rough days)

The syndrome that is fibromyalgia is complicated. I research, try different 'treatments' and hope for the best... it never comes. The Best. I cannot find it. I feel my disease. My body reminds me with every step, reach, and stumble. Disease. Painful disease. I am angry right now. If it were not for Anger, I'd be... Continue Reading →

Did You Know About Depression Flares?

Depression. It is said the third week in January is the worst for depression. I believe it. Also, I think once you have depression, a debilitating depressed mood can move in on you at any time of the year. Sneaky little mind trap just waiting to pounce and pull you into blackness. What does an increase... Continue Reading →

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