Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Depression, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Health

My Wife has Fibromyalgia: Here's what it's like & some advice you may find helpful, by Michael Gilchrist

What is it like to have a spouse/partner that suffers from Fibromyalgia? Michael tells his story and offers some advice too.

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Fibromyalgia; My Journey and My Fight, by Natasha Atkinson

Fibromyalgia warrior, Natasha Atkinson, suffers from Fibromyalgia. Natasha has agreed to add her face and story to Faces & Stories of Fibromyalgia. I’m so grateful that she has agreed to do this, as each story told raises Fibromyalgia awareness and helps fellow sufferers. You can connect with Natasha Atkinson by following her on Instagram. Fibromyalgia; My Journey &… Continue reading Fibromyalgia; My Journey and My Fight, by Natasha Atkinson

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Living Life with Chronic Illnesses by Ellie-Jayne Lloyd

Chronic Illness Warrior, Ellie-Jayne Lloyd, suffers from various chronic illnesses. Ellie-Jayne has agreed to add her face and story to Faces & Stories of Fibromyalgia. I am so grateful that Ellie-Jayne has shared this, as each story told raises awareness and helps fellow sufferers. You can connect with Ellie-Jayne by following her on Instagram. Living Life with… Continue reading Living Life with Chronic Illnesses by Ellie-Jayne Lloyd

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My Life Now with Fibromyalgia by Shannon Senecal

Fibromyalgia warrior, Shannon Senecal suffers from Fibromyalgia. Shannon has added her face and story to Faces & Stories of Fibromyalgia. I am so grateful that Shannon has shared this, as each story told raises awareness and helps fellow sufferers. You can connect with Shannon Senecal by following her on Instagram. My Life Now with Fibromyalgia, by Shannon Senecal… Continue reading My Life Now with Fibromyalgia by Shannon Senecal

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How I Fight my Fibromyalgia Diagnosis by Zuzana Babickova

Fibromyalgia warrior, Zuzana Babickova, has been suffering from Fibromyalgia since 2016. Zuzana has added her face to Faces & Stories of Fibromyalgia and would like to share her story with us. I'm so grateful that Zuzana has shared this, as each story told raises awareness and helps fellow sufferers. Zuzana is German and so we will be posting her… Continue reading How I Fight my Fibromyalgia Diagnosis by Zuzana Babickova

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My First Story published on The Mighty

I am so grateful and thrilled that The Mighty published my article about disability due to Fibromyalgia. I'm Not 'Lucky' to Be on Disability Benefits Due to Fibromyalgia

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Adding Purpose to Your Life

While looking through the internet, I came across this quote by Rick Warren. The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without purpose It resonates so much with me. I wrote an article on my blog about having to go on disability due to my Fibromyalgia and how that took away my purpose in life.… Continue reading Adding Purpose to Your Life

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Motivational Monday

12 Steps to Self Care If it feels wrong, don't do itSay exactly what you meanDon't be a people pleaserTrust your instinctsNever speak bad about yourselfNever give up on your dreamsDon't be afraid to say NODon't be afraid to say YESBe kind to yourselfLet go of what you can't controlStay away from drama and negativityLove… Continue reading Motivational Monday

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My Husband, Michael Gilchrist

This post is dedicated to my husband and to all the husbands out there that support us, 'the Fibromyalgia sufferers'. Fibromyalgia is a debilitating chronic condition. I believe that support from your family and friends goes a long way. Most Fibromyalgia sufferers end up losing their husbands/wives/partners as they cannot handle the support we need.… Continue reading My Husband, Michael Gilchrist

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Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia

Let's explore some natural remedies for Fibromyalgia Many people have come forward and asked me to recommend some natural remedies for Fibromyalgia. While I have not tried a lot of natural remedies, I can provide you with some and will let you know which ones I have tried and my success rate. SLEEP The first… Continue reading Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia

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What is a Spoonie?

This article covers "The Spoon Theory" This post is especially for newly diagnosed Fibromyalgia patients. A Spoonie is a person who suffers from an invisible chronic illness, like Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Chronic Lyme Disease, etc. The term originated from a post written by Christine Miserandino, entitled "The Spoon Theory". This YouTube video is of her explaining… Continue reading What is a Spoonie?

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My Fibromyalgia Story by Jeff McCool

My Fibromyalgia Story, by Jeff McCool My name is Jeff and I have Fibromyalgia. I'm one of the less than ten percent of males who contract this illness. I had throat surgery in 2000 which is, I believe, the trauma which caused this illness. I continued to work driving 60 miles a day, to and… Continue reading My Fibromyalgia Story by Jeff McCool

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My Mom has Fibromyalgia

My Mom Has Fibromyalgia, by Jessica Brombin My name is Jessica and I am 22 years old. My Mom, Angelique, asked me to write an article about what it’s like to have a mother living with Fibromyalgia. For a long time I didn’t understand what Fibromyalgia was. I read through the research, got the just… Continue reading My Mom has Fibromyalgia

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Disability due to Fibromyalgia

Most people think that when you are on disability, you are so lucky. In fact many people will come out and say to you "Oh you're so lucky to be on disability, you don't have to work and you still earn an income. What more could you ask for?" Well let me tell you how… Continue reading Disability due to Fibromyalgia

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Sick & Tired

Time for a rant session ... Is it just me or is everybody feeling sick and tired of the treatment received from your family and friends? When your own family cannot even ask you how you are doing?, or when you do tell them, they cannot even acknowledge the fact that I am battling so… Continue reading Sick & Tired

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My long journey to diagnosis

My Long Journey to Diagnosis To talk about the journey to diagnosis is important as it is just as traumatic as the diagnosis itself.  Many months, lots of doctors, lots of visits, lots of unnecessary painful medical procedures and tests, lots of costs involved, lots of heartache and painful moments.  As awareness of Fibromyalgia is… Continue reading My long journey to diagnosis