Medical Marijuana Tips For Fibromyalgia Sufferers

by Lucinda Tart Lately I have been watching a series on Netflix that brought up questions for me about medical marijuana use for fibromyalgia pain survivors. When I spoke with a person I know who works at a local medical dispensary for medical marijuana, my concerns became greater. In asking further questions of her, I discovered…

Why People With Chronic Illness Can’t Simply ‘Push Through’

Why People With Chronic Illness Can’t Simply ‘Push Through’ It never ceases to frustrate me to realize how pervasive the “Just Do It” culture is. Whenever I discuss my physical limitations with others, I’m often met with the suggestion that I simply need to “push through.” Which leaves me wondering, what does this phrase really…

Halton Fibromyalgia Support Group Helps UK Sufferers Know They Are Not Alone

An estimated 5 million people in the U.S. have fibromyalgia but it’s an international condition that affects millions more worldwide. It’s estimated that 1 million people in the U.K. suffer from fibromyalgia. And we often hear from those in the U.K. that fibromyalgia is even less understood there than it is in the U.S. Anyone…

The Mystery Of Fibromyalgia Finding Some Answers (Video)

The Mystery Of Fibromyalgia Finding Some Answers (Video) WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) — You may not have heard of it, and you sure don’t want to have it. Fibromyalgia: chronic severe pain all over your body, fatigue and often times depression to go along with it. Six and a half million Americans suffer from it, 80% of…

Fibromyalgia Poem: I Wish To Help

Many of those who suffer from fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions struggle with an inability to perform basic daily tasks. The frustration of wanting to live an active life but not being able to do so because of chronic pain is captured in this poem sent to us by one of our Facebook page followers. “I…

Natural Therapy and Fibromyalgia

Sometimes when you feel the list of medications is mounting you may be wondering if there is anything else that could help your Fibromyalgia. Here is a list of my top tips for reducing the most common symptoms naturally. Muscle pain and headaches Magnesium supplement – every muscle in your body needs magnesium and calcium in a balanced…

Your Wife Has Chronic Fatigue? Here Are 22 Ways to Support Her.

If you have a partner, spouse or loved one in your life with chronic fatigue, it can be difficult to understand exactly what they’re going through unless you’ve experienced it yourself. They likely require much more time sleeping or resting than you and may not feel up to going out very often. Chronic fatigue (note that chronic…

The 18 Tender Point Sites For Fibromyalgia

The 18 Tender Point Sites For Fibromyalgia One set of criteria for classifying someone with fibromyalgia was developed in a 1990 study by the American College of Rheumatology. The Social Security Administration included this criteria in their 2012 guidance to Social Security Disability claims examiners for establishing whether a person can qualify for disability with fibromyalgia. A…

‘But You Don’t Look Sick…’

I hope this post doesn’t come off bitter or scathing, but I am so tired of people’s judgmental and malicious comments, especially when they assume you must look a certain way for sickness validation and support from your friends and family. I have enough to deal with, as do many others — why must I also…

Lady Gaga Shines a Light on Fibromyalgia: “Chronic Pain Is No Joke”

How has fibromyalgia affected one of the best-selling musical artists of the 21st century? In “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” a documentary released on Netflix this month, Lady Gaga describes the pain that’s characterized her life with fibromyalgia for the past half-decade. “I have chased this pain for five years,” Gaga said. “I can still be me, and…

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