Excessive Daytime…ZZZ…Sleepiness

When was the last time you woke up and felt rested? energized? restored? For me, it’s been so long that I honestly could not tell you. All I can say for certain is that it has been several years. I sleep at night because it is necessary not because I expect that it will help […]

The “IS IT FIBRO?” Game

As my life with fibromyalgia progresses, I find that my opinion of what the most difficult aspect of this illness is has changed. When my symptoms first started, I would have said that the chronic fatigue was the absolute worse. Just a few months ago, I might have responded that it is the fibro fog and […]

A Roller Coaster of A December

Hello, readers! Did you miss me? I sure have missed writing and hearing your comments. I made a promise to myself that I would try to post to this blog twice a month but try as I did; life got in the way this December. To be honest, December felt like the epitome of “when […]

Trigger Point Injections

Monday morning and instead of going to work I headed the doctor’s office. Does that intro sentence sound familiar? If you are a regular reader of my blog, then it should because that is pretty much how The Importance Of A Good Doctor post started (almost exactly a month ago). I basically have a regularly scheduled check-up bout […]

Massage: Therapy for My Body and Soul

  When my symptoms started, they tended to be more periodic with episodes of intense, localized pain followed by relatively pain-free stretches. However, gradually things transitioned to having widespread, chronic muscle tightness and pain. At these beginning stages when the doctors didn’t, believe me, I started looking into alternative therapies. One therapy that I sought out […]

What Fibromyalgia Feels Like…Myofascial Pain

  We all know the age old saying “A picture is worth a 1000 words”.  Well, this photo speaks volumes! I came across it in one of my support group pages, and it almost made me cry. For years, I’ve wished I could have an easy way to show doctors, bosses, or family/friends what it feels like. […]

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