10 best things about Fibromyalgia

I just had to share this, no I did not write it but found it on a tweet. Unfortunately I have lost the authors information, leave a comment if you know who it is and i’ll add it. Thanks


1. I save money on magazines. With brain fog, I can’t remember what I just read!
2. I am a cheap date. No alcohol, no dessert and I still feel drunk or hungover.
3. On ‘good day’s’ I feel wonderful. Other people need a much better day to feel that way.
4. I am easy to find…I’m either at the Dr’s office or at home.
5. I never have to make my bed because I’ll probably be right back in it.
6. I have acquired a great lounging/sleeping wardrobe. I rarely get dressed as nobody ever sees me.
7. Disequilibrium saves money on amusement parks. I get the same sensations every time I stand up!
8. I feel smarter than my Doctors…all they say is ‘I don’t know‘
9. With short-term memory impairment I can hide my own Easter eggs and Christmas presents.

Fibro Warrior of the Week (#47)



Location: Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

Facebook: Lynn Crimaldi

Mantra: Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.—William Shakespeare

Lynn Crimaldi wrote a piece for our Fibro Daily Facebook page called Fibromyalgia……Who are you??? which received an overwhelmingly positive response. (We also featured it here on the site!) We are very pleased to have her as our 47th Fibro Warrior of the Week! In addition to writing, Lynn is a mother of two boys, designs jewelry, and designs spectacular nail creations for her friends. Read on to find out more about the woman who created the piece so many of you love…

FD: : Tell us a bit about yourself – Where were you born, where do you live now, family, interests, etc.


Lynn: My name is Lynn Crimaldi. I have lived in New Jersey all my forty-four years of life. I am a single mom, with two beautiful boys, David who is twelve years old and Christopher who is almost ten. my-jewelry-098-300x225My youngest, Christopher, has autism. He was diagnosed at age two. Because of my son’s disability, as well as having immune system issues, he is on a home program which has me staying home with him. I do my best to work from home doing nails and making homemade jewelry. I strive through the chronic pain and do my best to care for my young boys and continue to work, as not to loose myself to this illness. Some days I loose, but the days I win, I create beautiful jewelry and make someone else’s nails very beautiful. My boys keep me going, truly. They are my heart. Continue reading

Obama care? Update

It has been a rather upsetting  month for me. It began last month with my Pain Doctor telling me that after 6 months of trying his office was still not authorized to take my insurance. I have been his patient for over 3 years but he decided to leave the Hospital Clinic which was closing soon and start his own pain clinic.

My primary care doctor was searching for a replacement for me but the earliest appointment was in April and not guaranteed, furthermore he would not write my pain medications, leaving me without my medications and having to go through withdrawal. Continue reading

ARC Announces Patients Safety Alerts

If you are among the millions of people who take prescription medication each day, you might find it confusing to remember all the details about taking those medications. Those who take prescription drugs as well as those with replacement joints and other prosthetics need to be aware of FDA updates that affect them. For many patients, this task can seem overwhelming. Unfortunately, health and safety risks grow much greater when a patient doesn’t receive word of a safety update or medical recall. What would happen if you were affected by a hip replacement recall but unaware that the recall had been issued? Continue reading

Am I Nuts or What?

As a result of my having Fibromyalgia and Diabetes my cholesterol is very high. I do not respond to current medications, they either do not work or I have reactions to them. So being the good person that I am (and already having bypass surgery) I decided to see if I could do something to reduce my Triglycerides as they are the worst. The last test was 550 which is down from 765  six months ago Smile Continue reading

D-Ribose treatment for Fibromyalgia, ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

by Thomas Anderson:

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as ME) are debilitating syndromes often associated with impaired cellular metabolism – which results in less cellular energy. What exactly is D-Ribose, you say? Without going too deeply into the world of chemistry – it’s a organic chemical component (sugar – isomers) which is essential for ensuring cellular energy for both DNA and RNA. Research has shown that D-Ribose may help provide symptomatic relief to people suffering from fibromyalgia and ME / CFS . Continue reading

Fibro Warrior of the Week

This entry is part of a series, my fibro»

Recently I was asked to be interviewed for the Fibro Warrior of the week feature on http://fibrodaily.com/ ‘s website. I was honored to do it, Although I do not consider myself to be anything but an everyday person who just happens to have Fibromyalgia, but if any of my words can help another to live a little normally then I think I might have accomplished something. So here is the interview as printed..enjoy!

Fibro Warrior of the Week (#43)

Location: Hanson, Massachusetts, USA

Twitter: Fibro News

Mantra: Being Irish, I have an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains me through temporary periods of joy.—
W.B. Yeats

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“Walking with Joel”

To stay in shape and keep my body moving, I have taken a walk
almost every day since September 2010. It's rare that I miss a
day and make it a point to take at least one hour to get outside or
hit the treadmill.

Last month I did a podcast that was recorded while I was walking.
You got to hear the crunching of leaves, the passing of cars and
all the other sounds associated with being right there with me.
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Obama Care, Just what we all needed, right?

I don’t know if I ever mentioned that I live in Massachusetts, USA. I am disabled and on a very limited income but I have been fortunate that with Mitt Romney signing in our comprehensive health care insurance system, I was able to obtain a quality plan for a very modest payment. This plan has paid for all of my past surgeries, tests, doctors, pharmacies during the last 6 years. This included my c2-c5 fusion at a prestigious hospital done by a top surgeon with little wait time. My co-pays have been as high as $5.00 for brand name drugs and doctor visits. A plan as good as any major health provider!
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