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Letters to Friends ~ Why Are You So Tired?

Just beyond the pain of fibromyalgia, fatigue is probably the biggest deterrent to life for the fibro warrior. This is not a good tired such as, after a hard day of working in the garden or boating at the lake. This tired stays with you. It’s there almost every morning when you rise, whether or… Continue reading Letters to Friends ~ Why Are You So Tired?

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Letters to Friends – Where Does it Hurt? What’s the Pain Like?

What’s the Pain Like? You may be trying to understand what your fibro friend is experiencing. Describing the pain of fibromyalgia is difficult. The asnwer to “What’s the pain like?” is undescribable. It is unlike anything I have known. This isn’t your typical headache or even a broken bone. My pain is like a ghost.… Continue reading Letters to Friends – Where Does it Hurt? What’s the Pain Like?

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Dear Friends, from Bettie G

1 – The Daily Life of a Fibro Warrior As promised, here is the first letter written by one of my dear fibro friends, Bettie Gilbert. I am sharing these letters to help you better understand what fibromyalgia is doing to us. I met Bettie through blogging. We were both writing about our chronic pain and we… Continue reading Dear Friends, from Bettie G

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Letter from Mandy – First Signs of Fibro

Letters to Friends #2 – First Signs of Fibro Dear Sis, Thanks for checking on me the other day. You asked about my first signs of Fibro. As you know, I had disembarkment disorder after our cruise to the Bahamas in February 2011 (which has never gone away), follow by neck pain and then I was… Continue reading Letter from Mandy – First Signs of Fibro

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Legatto For Women Great for Massage

“I have been given this product, Legatto as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “ Fibro Pain vs. Passion I recently wrote about the effects of fibromyalgia pain on… Continue reading Legatto For Women Great for Massage

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How to Push Past Pain to Produce Passion

Fibro Pain vs. Passion As if the pain of fibromyalgia isn’t enough, the effect of said pain can wreak havoc on our personal lives. You see, it’s not just pain like a headache or even a broken bone. This pain is constant with no hope of ending. And to make matters worse the pain does not… Continue reading How to Push Past Pain to Produce Passion

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Have Questions About Fibromyalgia?

Do You Have Questions About Fibromyalgia? Do you wonder if it is real or just something made up? What are they talking about when they say, “I don’t have enough spoons”? Why can’t you come out to the parties anymore?   I know that I had a lot of questions until recently… I had friends… Continue reading Have Questions About Fibromyalgia?

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Growing Pains ~ Fibromyalgia?

Back in the day, they called it growing pains. Well, I had enough growing pains to be ten feet tall. But there was never any evidence of a problem, just pain after exertion. Several times during the 5th and 6th grade, I had excruciating chest pain. This pain took my breath away and felt like I… Continue reading Growing Pains ~ Fibromyalgia?

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Fibromyalgia Awareness & Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Fibro Mom With Mother’s Day approaching, I thought I would write a post about what you could get for your Fibro Warrior Mom. Then the Chronic Mom posted this and I figure … My work is done. Shelley hit the nail on the head with her post so since… Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness & Mother’s Day

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Fibromyalgia Awareness Post #3

May 12 is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Fibromyalgia is an invisible disease meaning that to look at me, you wouldn’t know that I am sick. Presently doctors do not know the cause, therefore, they are only able to treat the symptoms and that not well. Some doctors don’t even think it is a disease. Some say you… Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Post #3