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I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia over 20 years ago. In my efforts to get my life back, I learned the power of self-care. I have not met the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia since 1997, so it's safe to say I'm a health nut! I led a Fibromyalgia support group for 18 years. I also founded the FCI in 2000 and have run it ever since. As a Blogger, I am excited to educate and inspire others to work toward wellness!
by Yvonne Keeny

With the heat index expected to be over 100°F for the next few days in most of the United States, summer is definitely here! Last week I wrote about Temperature Sensitivity and how it affects those of us with fibromyalgia. This week let's talk about some things you can do to beat the heat.
As most people with fibromyalgia know, this illness is still not well understood by most of the medical community. It is known, though, there is a long list of symptoms that have been linked to fibromyalgia. One we don't hear much about is Temperature Sensitivity. Research has found that people with fibromyalgia who are exposed to hot weather report increases in…
Cannabidiol (aka CBD) is one of the many chemical compounds found in hemp. The oil is derived from extracting the cannabinoids from the hemp plant. Extractions are taken from flowers, leaves, and stalks of the plant. Recently, CBD oil is being touted as a treatment for fibromyalgia. While it won't cure the illness, CBD oil may bring relief to the symptoms of pain and discomfort. It is said that CBD oil works with your endocannabinoid system to bring relief to symptoms of various conditions. Because it reduces inflammation, it's a treatment option that reportedly not only can relieve pain; it has also been reported to reduce symptoms of insomnia and anxiety. Keep reading to find out more about CBD oil..
Featuring leading practitioners, this conference will offer the latest thinking from the medical and research world while addressing issues of concern to those with Fibromyalgia. Multidisciplinary intervention, education and self-management strategies to help people with this illness. The conference will also provide an opportunity for those with Fibromyalgia to connect and share personal stories and experiences. Questions and answers after each presentation.
The chronic pain experienced by people with fibromyalgia is frustrating. The never-ending aches, painful tender points, sleepless nights, headaches, daytime fatigue, and inability to participate in normal activities can get to a person. One of the difficulties with fibromyalgia is describing the pain. Those of us with fibromyalgia experience several kinds of pain...
If you have fibromyalgia, there is a good chance you are dealing with other health conditions too. Some of these comorbid illnesses include sleep issues, gastrointestinal difficulties, headaches, cognitive problems, depression and/or anxiety, multiple chemical sensitivities, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). These and many more...
March is National Nutrition Month so I thought this would be a good time to write an article about nutrition. Most people don't make the connection between the food they eat and the quality of their health. The truth is, the food we eat directly effects our energy levels, how we feel, how we look, our immune system, and if we develop a disease...
As if people with fibromyalgia don't have enough trouble sleeping, on Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., here comes Daylight Saving Time (DST) in most parts of the U.S.
Have you ever had trouble staying focused, paying attention and getting things done? I know I have. Cognitive difficulties are a significant problem for many of us with fibromyalgia. And, lower cognitive function results in lowered working efficiency, relationship arguments and a significantly reduced quality of life. Some of the most common symptoms are ...