Coming up this week:
1. Fibromyalgia as a hereditary disease/Fibromyalgia in children. 2. Things to help get out of the winter blues and into the swing of summer. 3. How to spot Fibromyalgia treatment/remedie scams vs. finding things you can do that could actually help with symptoms. (Non medicinal things.) Love, A.
Anonymous asked: Have you had the opportunity to read what Professor Fred Wolfe has written about the expensive "test" for Fibromyalgia that is currently being marketed by EpicGenetics? You will find his assessment on his blog - Fibromyalgia Perplex - look under "Junk Science-Junk Ethics".
I’ve just recently begun working on my blogs again. The thing is, I’m having a hard time thinking of articles to write for this blog. What are some things you’d like to see on here? Everything on this blog is meant to center around information and management of Fibromyalgia. Let me know what kinds of things you’d like to see on here in the near future. Medications? Tips and...
Hey everyone, I’m SO sorry for being absent from my Fibromyalgia blogs for so long. Life has been really crazy and hard for me lately. Thank you all so much for being patient and keeping my blogs on your follow lists. Hello to all my new followers! Tomorrow I’m going to start updating both of my fibro sites again. I’ve got a new article written and nearly ready to post on here...
Fibromyalgia and PTSD
Currently the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. There are a few connections Doctors have made regarding the onset of Fibromyalgia. One of the most prominent ones is the connection with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It’s estimated that over 50% of people with Fibromyalgia had PTSD prior to the onset of Fibromyalgia. This suggests that there is a connection between trauma or...
Sorry, life got a little crazy.
I wanted to apologize for not updating in so long. Life got a little crazy for me a few months ago. My husband and I split up and I basically had to rebuild my life from scratch. That’s hard enough and as you all know Fibro just makes everything so much more difficult. I’m planning on starting regular updates again this week. I hope all of you are doing well. It’s almost...
Fibromyalgia and Seasonal Depression (Edited)
Depression is common in Fibromyalgia patients. Some patients have some form of depression before their diagnosis and many patients develop depression due to their diagnosis. As a Fibromyalgiac, I know it’s hard not to get down sometimes-especially if you’re already prone to being depressed. The winter months are approaching and with them comes daylight savings time and less and less sunny days. In...
The Stages of Adjusting to Chronic Illness →
This article by Sandy Robinson is a great look into the different stages we go through when trying to accept and live with our chronic illness. Chronic illness isn’t something that is easy to accept, it changes us and it changes our lives. We get mad, we get sad, and we grieve for what we’ve lost.
I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting a lot of stuff on here lately. I’ve been in kind of a funk with winter coming and all. I’m going to start posting more frequently though! Also, thank you to everyone who messaged me and let me know the kinds of things they’d like to see on here. It was really helpful! Love, A.
What kinds of things do you guys want to see on...
Tell me what you want, I need some suggestions! Anything related to fibro; living with it, medication, treatments, Drs, research progress, tips and tricks, etc. Put it in my ask: www.fibromyalgiabalance.tumblr.com/ask Love, A.
This may seem like common sense to some but I'll...
Try your very best not to run into things, fall down, etc. I know, that probably seems like common sense but it’s extra important for us. You know how when you run into something it hurts 10,000x more than it would for a normal person? Well, running into something or falling down can irritate our nerves and muscles causing a flare up. So, of course it seems simple; Be careful, don’t...
Fibromyalgia and the Brain →
This article from 2008 explains a little about the connection between Fibromyalgia and brain function. This discovery helped Doctors find more medications to help with the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Love, A.
Just because it's used to treat depression doesn't...
So, I’ve read about and heard of so many people with fibromyalgia complaining about the use of “anti-depressant” medication being used to treat fibro. They’ll say, “They want me to take Cymbalta, that’s for depression so they must think I’m crazy and that these symptoms are all in my head.” The fact is that these medications deemed...
The Syndrome Vs. Disease Debacle.
Yes, Fibromyalgia is considered a syndrome. This means that it is characterized by a cluster of symptoms that consistently occur together. While the definition of disease is this: A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, esp. one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury. The reason...
Don't Fall for the Scams and Crazy Suggestions
I am constantly getting Facebook messages, emails, tumblr asks, and tweets from people claiming that they have the cure to Fibromyalgia and if I’d just listen to them I’d know the secret too. These people are just looking to take advantage of sick people, don’t listen to them. They scan the social media sites looking for people with illnesses that they can scam or just feed a lot...
5 things to help you battle the cold and the extra...
With the winter months approaching I figured I’d make a list of a few things to help those of us who live in the colder parts of the country/world beat the cold. It’s no secret that extreme weather than cause flare ups and more and more pain. Here are a few things I think Fibromyalgia patients should have to battle the cold and extra pain that comes with fall and winter. 1. A nice big...
Links are fixed!
Sorry about the links to fibro confessions and my personal blog not working before! Turns out I was missing something in my html code. They are working now! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I’m glad I fixed it. :) Love, A.
"Dispel negativity through creative...
We hurt, we’re tired, and our brains are foggy. A lot of us don’t have jobs or don’t work a lot because our bodies can’t handle it. A lot of us don’t get out of the house a whole lot either. Sometimes it feels terrible. I know sometimes I would love to have a job or places to go; I’d love to be able to do those things but I can’t. So what do those of us...
Do we really need to try harder?
Among the many issues those of us with Fibromyalgia have to deal with, a really big one is being faced with Doctors, friends, and family members who don’t understand. I’m sure we’ve all heard, “You need to tough it out.” “You need to try harder, be stronger, etc.” We’ve all had a Dr. who tells us we need to work out more or get jobs despite the...
For the first day or so this blog is going to be under construction. I’m going to be collecting content and messing with the layout. I’d love to hear suggestions for content from all of you so feel free to stop by my ask box: www.fibromyalgiabalance.tumblr.com/ask While I’m getting the blog up and running, spread the word, let’s see if we can get as many followers as we...
A little about this blog...
Hi! I am the creator of Fibromyalgia Confessions! I decided that not only did I want to bring the fibro community together but I’d also like to help bring them information. When it comes to Fibromyalgia knowledge is power. The key is to learn as much as you can about fibromyalgia and learn as much as you can about your personal fibromyalgia. Eventually, you can find a kind of balance that...