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The cycles in fibromyalgia

I sometimes feel like fibromyalgia can throw us into some destructive cycles. Take for instance the issue with weight gain facing many of us. A lot of the medications that we use to manage this chronic condition cause us to gain weight. Weight gain can also be attributed to lack of exercise due

Bloomin fibromyalgia and weight gain

I’ve forgotten how to lose weight, it seems. My weight has always fluctuated dramatically. However once I crossed 25 everything changed. The cocktail of meds I take for fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety plus my bad habit of binging when my mood is low have been causing me to gain considerable weight. I

Wait! What Weight?  

I’ve gained ten pounds. Just a month ago my friend was commenting on how I was wilting away. I was enjoying it – the feel of my slim body brushing against my more loose fitting clothing. It made me feel more attractive. More appealing. And physically better too. My unhealthy self-image-weight issues are

Managing weight gain with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia patients complain of many things. Among them, weight gain. Doctors say it’s quite common for people to gain at least a whooping 30 pounds in the year following diagnosis. There are a number of reasons for this, including medicinal side effects, lower metabolism, decreased activity and hypoglycaemia. Having said that, I

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