A Husband Response to the Wife’s letter who has fibromyalgia.

Hello, my name is Rich and I am the husband to a woman with a chronic illness called fibromyalgia. First off, I want to state I am no hero or saint. In my private moments the frustrations and sadness can be near intolerable. An unseen enemy has taken captive the girl I fell in love…

Helping Your Family to Understand Fibromyalgia

Since I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I have seen my family relationships change more than any other relationships in my life. Friends come and go, coworkers move on, doctors disappoint us… Family, though, are a bit stuck with us aren’t they? I was 21 years old and dumb when I got this diagnosis. I wallowed…

Hardest part of living with Chronic illness

We asked our community “Living with fibromyalgia and chronic illness” to share the hardest part of living with chronic illness. More than 250 people have participated in the question and share their thoughts with us. We have compiled few of their answers into this post. Here is what community share with us: 1.Doctors attitudes towards you. Example: treating you…

How I Describe Fibromyalgia to People Who Have Never Felt It

Fibromyalgia: For those who don’t know Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes strong extensive body pain, hypersensitivity, chronic fatigue and patient is not able to sleep properly. More women are affected but can affect people of any gender or age. Approximately 10 million people in the United States are suffering from fibromyalgia.. The Diagnosis…

24 Hours In My Fibromyalgia Shoes.

I’m sure that before fibromyalgia became a part of our vocabulary, we never thought that much about it. Maybe some of us hadn’t even heard of it at all. And now that we live it, we have probably heard all the negative, rude, and uneducated comments that people have said when they hear that we…

“The Painful Truth of Living With Fibromyalgia”

I wonder how much longer i can go? My brain is crowded, stuffy, and slow. Needles prick me all through the day, walking, or even when I lay Words come out jumbled and backwards and sometimes, not at all. Making me feel embarrassed and ever so small. Aches and pains I can’t explain, like shots to…

Effects of Colors and Surroundings on Fibromyalgia.

Did you know your surroundings may be effecting your emotions and state of mind? Do you ever notice that certain places really annoy you? Or that some places are especially calming and relaxing? Well, there is a good chance that the colors in those places are playing a part. The psychology of color is based on the…

My endless pain: living with fibromyalgia.

I live with a little understood, often invisible, medical condition that means my life is a bit of a rollercoaster. I never know from one week to the next, or even one day to the next, how I will be. Take the last month. I’ve had a couple of fairly good weeks, where I have…

Role of Antioxidants in Treating Fibromyalgia.

Research on different parameters in fibromyalgia indicates that there are a multitude of factors involved in the functional changes that lead to the syndrome. Certainly antioxidant supplements are known to be helpful in many diseases, but at this point, it remains unclear whether there is any benefit for fibromyalgia patients. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a form of…