We may have missed the real message behind Lady Gaga's fibromyalgia diagnosis.
News that superstar Lady Gaga has fibromyalgia has brought this still little known and often misunderstood chronic condition to the fore. The media is now widely reporting it; it is trending on social media, and people are probably finding out
As a child I remember savouring the taste of milky turmeric tea, made fresh from the roots bought at our local markets, whenever we needed a ‘cleanse.’
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Chronic pain is a real issue for me, thanks to fibromyalgia. All
Pre dental surgery anxiety flared, my IBS went crazy and I felt so so sick. My breakfast wanted to come up. And it sorta did.
"It's just a routine thing, just a routine thing," I muttered to myself like a mantra. But anxiety is a hell of a thing.
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"Don't you smile that smile you're smiling at me," said my swimming instructor with a cheeky grin.
I was smiling on the outside, but on the inside, I was crumbling with terror.
I had told myself I couldn't do it. And made the mistake a few moments earlier by
From medicines to natural remedies to ways of being, here are 73 of the ways I live with fibromyalgia.
Forget surviving. We're talking living. Starting off in good order but then frantically mixed up in no particular order (thank you fibro frog fog). 87168
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When a migraine strikes, it can plague me for
Life with chronic illness can be lonely. Not surprising, researchers have found that socially isolated individuals are more at risk of illness and death.
The lack of information was in fact one of the biggest challenges I had to confront. I was at war with an enemy I didn’t know.
I haven’t worn a bra in almost six months. I mean not at all. Not to work, not going out anywhere, not at all.
“Wow! That’s quite liberal of you” my friend said, when I told her. I stopped to think.
Though it might seem so, I actually haven’t resisted the bra