Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia warrior, Health, Spoonie

Fibromyalgia: My Struggle To Obtain a Diagnosis by Katherine Williams-Watson

Fibromyalgia warrior, Katherine Williams-Watson, was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2020. Katherine has agreed to add her face to Faces & Stories of Fibromyalgia and would like to share her story with us. I’m so grateful that Katherine has shared this, as each story told raises Fibromyalgia awareness and helps fellow sufferers. You can connect with Katherine by… Continue reading Fibromyalgia: My Struggle To Obtain a Diagnosis by Katherine Williams-Watson

Fibromyalgia, Health

What is it like to have a Mom that suffers from Fibromyalgia? An inside look from a daughters point of view.

You can connect with Bianca by following her on Instagram. What is it like to have a Mom that suffers from Fibromyalgia? An inside look from a daughters point of view, by Bianca Brombin My name is Bianca Brombin and I'm 26 years old. I'm my Mom’s first born child. The bond between her and… Continue reading What is it like to have a Mom that suffers from Fibromyalgia? An inside look from a daughters point of view.

Chronic Pain, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Health

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) & How Can it Help You : A Beginner’s Guide, Part 1

When I was in the clinic for my depression, I learnt a very important therapy which helped me ...

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

The Top Fibromyalgia Symptom we all battle with the most

The Top Fibromyalgia Symptom we all battle with the most

Chronic Pain, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Health, Radical Acceptance, Spoonie

Radical Acceptance Template

In my recent blog post, Diagnosis Acceptance, you will read how I used Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Radical Acceptance, to accept my diagnosis. I have drawn up a template for you to utilize when practicing this skill: DBT Radical Acceptance Template You can download the template for free under the Resources section of this blog. You… Continue reading Radical Acceptance Template

Chronic Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Health, Positive Affirmations

29 Positive Affirmations to change your life

29 Positive Affirmations to change your life Positive affirmations are positive phrases or statements that are used to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts. They are used as a means of introducing new and adaptive cognitive processes. All you need to do is pick a phrase and repeat it to yourself three to five times daily.… Continue reading 29 Positive Affirmations to change your life

Depression, Fibromyalgia, Gratitude, Health

Gratitude Journal

As mentioned in my post about gratitude and positive thinking , one of the things that I did was create a gratitude journal which I write in each and every day. I feel that it is very important for us to do this as although we have an illness that makes living so hard, we… Continue reading Gratitude Journal

Fibromyalgia, Gratitude, Health

Thank you!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my followers on my blog and social media accounts. I work hard at trying to raise awareness for Fibromyalgia and I am grateful that with your support, I am successfully achieving this goal and my efforts are worthwhile. I will continue doing my part in… Continue reading Thank you!

Chronic Pain, Depression, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Health

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

Chronic Pain, Depression, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Gratitude, Health, Spoonie

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

Chronic Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia

Suicide Awareness

Do you know what the number one cause of death is for someone with Fibromyalgia?

Chronic Pain, Depression, Disability, Exercise, Fibromyalgia, Health, Natural Remedies

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

Chronic Pain, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Health, Spoonie

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?

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Humour

I thought that I would do a lighthearted post today. I come across loads of Fibromyalgia humour on the internet and I thought today was a good day for a giggle. I hope you enjoy these:

Chronic Pain, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Health

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

Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Health, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Trigger Point Injections

Trigger Point Injections (TPIs)

Trigger Point Injections Every 4 months, I go to see my Pain Specialist and he gives me Trigger Point Injections (TPIs). The areas that he focuses on are my neck, shoulders, back (both upper and lower), my jaw and occasionally the muscles in my chest. I find these injections very painful and they often put… Continue reading Trigger Point Injections (TPIs)

Art, Chronic Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia & Depression in Art

Fibromyalgia & Depression in Art Pinterest is full of the most amazing images. I have selected a few that speak to me and portray Fibromyalgia and Depression. Unfortunately there are no artists to credit but all these images come from Pinterest.

Chronic Pain, Depression, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Health

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

Chronic Pain, Depression, Exercise, Fibromyalgia, Health

Exercises for Fibromyalgia

I see many people asking which exercises are best for Fibromyalgia, and so I decided to do a post covering this topic. These recommendations are based on professional advice as well as my own experiences. One thing that you really need to do is some sort of exercise. I am fully aware that the muscle… Continue reading Exercises for Fibromyalgia

Chronic Pain, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Health, Radical Acceptance

Letting Go of Control

Today's post is a follow on of the previous post about Radical Acceptance. While at the clinic, we were given this story to read and I thought that it would be great to share it with you, as it is a perfect example of Radical Acceptance. "I know, when I look at my life, that… Continue reading Letting Go of Control