Monthly Archives: March 2014

Guest Blog: Healthy Eating with #Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disease that  causes pain and swelling at a variety of different spots in the body, and while the actual areas that hurt are different each people, the regularity of pain is common. For many people – up … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Healthy Living with #Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by chronic pain – pain that often has no known cause, which can leave doctors and sufferers puzzled. However, fibromyalgia isn’t just a psychosomatic illness, it’s a real problem for millions of people all over … Continue reading

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Living with #Fibromyalgia and educating family & friends

First wrote on May 1, 2012 When I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, it was still a disease many people knew nothing about.  As the years have passed and medicines are approved by the FDA, Fibromyalgia is becoming more and … Continue reading

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Update on how #Fibromylagia has changed my life

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know! Back in September, 2010, I wrote a post about how Fibromyaglia changed my life.  I thought it would be fun to see how things are going since then. The illness … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Living and working with chronic disease – a balancing act #fibromyalgia

To some of us hearing we have a chronic disease might come as a surprise. To others it came as a reassuring answer that there is something wrong with them and they weren’t making things up. Either way I still … Continue reading

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Discontinuing Cymbalta may result in severe withdrawal symptoms

In 2008, Cymbalta became the second drug to receive FDA approval for the treatment of fibromyalgia. It was classified as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. At the time, the FM community was excited to have another medication available that … Continue reading

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Great snacking ideas

If you need a pick-me-up to get through your day, why not try some of these healthy snack ideas: Hardboiled Eggs – either plain or you can add paprika Nuts – almonds, walnuts, macadamias, cashews, pistachios, etc. Sunflower seeds, pumpkin … Continue reading

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