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

Depression, Disability, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia warrior, Health, Spoonie

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

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia warrior, Health

My Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Journey by Jess Williams

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

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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

Depression, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia warrior, Health, Spoonie

Fibromyalgia & Libido? Here are the Realities No One will Tell You

This subject is one that I haven't seen written about. It's sad because it's a reality that affects us all.

Fibromyalgia, Health

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

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.

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 Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia warrior, Spoonie

My Fibromyalgia Story by Guest Blogger, Claire Day

My Fibromyalgia Story by Guest Blogger, Claire Day My journey with Fibromyalgia and inflammation started at the age of 21 with back pains and muscle spasms in my shoulder and neck. I was pregnant with my daughter at the time. At 3 months I was referred to a physio as my pelvis tilted and so… Continue reading My Fibromyalgia Story by Guest Blogger, Claire Day

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

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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

Chronic Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia warrior, Spoonie

My Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) & Fibromyalgia Story by Guest Blogger Antoinette Mitchell

2020 has arrived and the first post I have for you is a story by guest blogger, Antoinette Mitchell. https://nettiesmomlife.wordpress.com/ Antoinette suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia and would like to share both stories with you. I am so grateful to Antoinette for sharing her story with us as each story told raises awareness and… Continue reading My Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) & Fibromyalgia Story by Guest Blogger Antoinette Mitchell

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, Health

Surviving the Festive Season with Fibromyalgia

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

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