Welcome to the Fibromyalgia Coalition Blog!
If you have fibromyalgia/CFS and myriad related conditions, I've been where you are and I understand what you're going through. After suffering with FMS/CFS and a variety of other health issues for over thirteen years, it took five healthcare professionals and eight months of consistent effort on my part to get my fibromyalgia symptoms into permanent remission.
After becoming pain free I was so excited that I wanted to share my experience with others so they could have real hope of getting well too!
In January 1998, I started the Getting Well Support Group at my church in Mission, Kansas. Within a few months more than seventy people were attending the meetings. That support group led to the nonprofit organization, Fibromyalgia Coalition International.
(Visit the FCI website for more information.)
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 ...
Flu season is just around the corner. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take now to avoid coming down with the flu. Here are six easy things that you can do to keep yourself flu-free through the winter.
I suffered from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and related illnesses for over 13 years. I learned firsthand what it is like to live with chronic pain and fatigue, lack of sleep and the uncertainty of knowing if ...