What is it like to have a spouse/partner that suffers from Fibromyalgia? Michael tells his story and offers some advice too.
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
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
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 warrior, Jess Williams, has been suffering from Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME). Jess has agreed to share her story with us and I’m so grateful that she has done, as each story told raises Fibromyalgia awareness and helps fellow sufferers. You can connect with Jess by following her on Instagram. My Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS… Continue reading My Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Journey by Jess Williams
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 I was always indestructible, no matter what came our way.… Continue reading What is it like to have a Mom that suffers from Fibromyalgia? An inside look from a daughters point of view.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
Tips on surviving the festive season There was a time when I really enjoyed the festive season ... setting up Christmas trees, buying gifts for everyone in amongst the hustle and bustle of the crowds, setting a menu for Christmas Day, buying the food and then cooking a lovely Christmas lunch for my family. Since… Continue reading Surviving the Festive Season with Fibromyalgia
Do you know what the number one cause of death is for someone with 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
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?
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:
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
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)
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.