Welcome to December, a month of holy days and celebration. This month is also a grand finale as we finish the year and this decade, which makes self-care essential. The holidays are often a hectic time with shopping, traveling, gaining that holiday 10 pounds, and often for those with fibromyalgia, getting the holiday blues. Being exhausted increases your stress, which can become a vicious cycle... Continue Reading
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Fibromyalgia is a complex, chronic pain disorder affecting people physically, emotionally, and socially. It's a syndrome characterized by widespread muscle pain, and increased tenderness in specific areas of the body. These painful areas called "tender points" are very tender when pressure is applied. Other symptoms often include chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating or finding words, depression, anxiety, and...Read More
There are different names for this illness that affects an estimated 2-million people in the U.S. and millions more around the world. The two most often used are:
1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or "CFS" which is often used in the United States.
2. Myalgic Encephalopathy or "ME" (a term that the ME Association feels is more appropriate than the original, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). ME is used in other countries...
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