Blog Posts - Fibromyalgia



Jinshin Jyutsu for Fibromyalgia and CFIDS – REJUVENATE

Jinshin Jyutsu for Fibromyalgia and CFIDS - Jinshin Jyutsu is a style of acupressure that is offered at REJUVENATE in Taipei. It involves the application of the hands for balancing energy in the body. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Sep 3, 2016

My Flare Survival Kit

This is my flare survival kit, which includes medications, supplements, and things I need to make myself comfortable when flares hit suddenly. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Aug 25, 2016

What Is A Flare?

A friend recently asked me, "What is a flare?" Flares are a sudden increase in symptoms from my normal day-to-day levels of energy, fatigue and pain. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Aug 21, 2016

Living Within The Limitations of Fibromyalgia

One of the biggest challenges with chronic illness is learning to live with limitations. Fibromyalgia and CFIDS create pain, autoimmune fatigue, and poor sleep patterns that don't allow patients to cope with daily activities at times. Continue Readin...
by My Several Worlds on Jul 23, 2016

Fibromylagia and Brain Fog

My mind hasn't been truly strong and clear for a couple of years now. Constant pain, stress, fatigue, and crummy sleep take a toll on the brain's ability to keep up. Plus my job requires intense focus, so when it's quitting time I can almost feel my...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on May 21, 2016

Fibromyalgia Awareness: Resources for Patients and their Families

Because May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, I wanted to compile a list of online fibromyalgia resources for you to use and share. Whether you're new to the diagnosis and looking for answers, the loved one of a fibromyalgia patient, or a seasone...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on May 16, 2016

Practicing Self-Care with a Spoonie Progress Report

Via The Good Vibe on Bloglovin'At the end of every month, I have to compile a progress report for my job. It's a little tedious, but oddly rewarding. To complete the report, I go through my worklogs and note every project I worked on for the last 30-...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on May 4, 2016

Live Support Group Takes Chronic Pain Chat to the Next Level

Living with chronic pain and illness? You're not alone. Live Support Group offers chronic pain talk support, so you can really connect with others. Join today.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Apr 25, 2016

What It's Like to Leave the House with Fibromyalgia

I spent about two hours outside this weekend, including a short trip with my husband to our nearest big box store's garden center. According to my D Minder vitamin D app, I made nearly 8,000 IUs of vitamin D this weekend.I accomplished something!Stan...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 25, 2016

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, and the Movie Cake

If you haven't yet seen Cake but want to, you might want to bookmark this post for later.Sunday afternoon, my husband, Dan, and I were looking for something to do that didn't require a whole lot of effort.  "Hey," I said, "Ca...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 22, 2016

New Symptoms: Could It Be Celiac?

Canker sores on the inside of my cheeks and on my gums? Check.Weird, itchy rash on the back of my hands? Check.Petechiae on my arms and legs? Check.In this week's installment of Guess What the Hell is Wrong with Chronic Leigh, I contemplate the proba...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 21, 2016

Better Way Gluten Free Hamburger Bun Review

Despite not having any confirmation of Celiac Disease at this point, I've decided to go ahead with a gluten-free diet. There was just no way I could sit by and do nothing until my doctor's appointment in July. I mean, I have to work. I have to do som...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 20, 2016

Someone on the Internet Says Fibromyalgia is Fake

I belong to a couple of Facebook groups for people who, like me, have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Typically, I just lurk and glance at the conversations that pop up in my News Feed. Mostly I watch people talk about their symptoms, their struggl...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 19, 2016

Newsflash: Someone on the Internet Says Fibromyalgia is Fake

Originally published on my old blog on January 20, 2015I belong to a couple of Facebook groups for people who, like me, have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Typically, I just lurk and glance at the conversations that pop up in my News Feed. Mostly...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 19, 2016

Exercising with Fibromyalgia: It's Just Not That Simple

If you've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chances are your doctor has told you that you need to exercise more. Hell, even your friends and family have probably wondered out loud why you don't get up and move around more.Having been diagno...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 18, 2016

New *VISIBLE* Sypmtoms: Could It Be Celiac?

Canker sores on the inside of my cheeks and on my gums? Check.Weird, itchy rash on the back of my hands? Check.Petechiae on my arms and legs? Check.In this week's installment of Guess What the Hell is Wrong with Chronic Leigh, I contemplate the proba...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 17, 2016

The Fibromyalgia Pain Scale and My Celiac Suspicions

I don't know about you, but for me the numeric scale for fibromyalgia pain is exponential. Like the Richter scale for earthquakes. Even though going from an 8.5 to an 8.0 doesn't seem like much on paper, it can have a pretty dramatic impact on m...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 17, 2016

Fibromyalgia 101: Tender Points

In my last post, I briefly mentioned my diagnosis and fibromyalgia tender points (also called trigger points). I thought I'd talk a little more about those for anyone new to the whole fibromyalgia thing.What are tender points?Tender points are b...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 16, 2016

#SpoonSplained: 18 Fibromyalgia Tender Points

In my last post, I briefly mentioned my diagnosis and fibromyalgia tender points (also called trigger points). I thought I'd talk a little more about those for anyone new to the whole fibromyalgia thing.What are tender points?Tender points are b...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 15, 2016

Take My House, Please!

So, I'm boob deep in the middle of a fibromyalgia flare that's been building for about two weeks when I get some horrible news. Things are still a little too raw for me to spell them out in great detail here, so let's just say that my finan...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 15, 2016


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