Lady Gaga copes with fibromyalgia

  The one thing that can really irritate Lady Gaga is people not believing that the pain from her fibromyalgia is real. “People need to be more compassionate,” she told Vogue in an interview. With a hit movie and soundtrack for “A Star Is Born” and the recent premiere of a two-year Las Vegas show,…

20 Tips for Living Well with Chronic Pain and Illness

By Toni Bernhard J.D. To celebrate the release of my new book, How To Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide, I’ve made a list of 20 tips to help with the health challenges all us face at one time or another in life. The book explores each tip—and many more—in detail. 1….

How Swearing Helps Fibromyalgia Pain

A new study suggests that using bad words can actually help in dealing with pain. If you are suffering from fibromyalgia, this may somehow benefit you in certain ways. Results of the Study The study investigating the connection between swearing and pain was published in the journal NeuroReport. The experiment was conducted by comparing the amount…

Cannabis Is Curing Stomach And Bowel Diseases Considered Incurable By Modern Medicine

By Dr. Heather Morris A Studies and empirical evidence show that cannabis can cure several stomach and bowel diseases considered incurable by modern medicine. A doctor who can’t recommend you marijuana might tell you your stomach or bowel disease is incurable. However, studies and empirical evidence show that cannabis can cure several stomach and bowel diseases considered…

What Is A Fibromyalgia Flare? | Living with Fibromyalgia

The second most common question that people living with fibromyalgia (or any chronic invisible illness for that matter) get asked next to What is Fibromyalgia is What is a Fibromyalgia Flare? If you know someone living with this illness then you’ve probably heard them tell you on one occasion or another that they are experiencing a “flare up”….

10 Positive Ways Living with Fibromyalgia Has Changed My Life in 2016

My first blog Living with Fibromyalgia was originally it’s own stand alone website and my initiation into the world of publicly writing about my experiences with the illness. Started during a very tumultuous and emotional time period in my life, one of my fondest memories was closing out the first year (2012) on a positive…

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…

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