Tag Archives: chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia

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)

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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

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
@Fibromen

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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Rich Manhattan moms hire handicapped tour guides so kids can cut lines at Disney World

  • By TARA PALMERI
  • Last Updated: 7:14 PM, May 14, 2013
  • Posted: 2:45 AM, May 14, 2013

They are 1 percenters who are 100 percent despicable.

Some wealthy Manhattan moms have figured out a way to cut the long lines at Disney World — by hiring disabled people to pose as family members so they and their kids can jump to the front, The Post has learned. Continue reading

Alcohol, Fibromyalgia, and Quality of Life

Mar. 15, 2013 — Low and moderate drinkers of alcohol reported lower severity of symptoms of fibromyalgia than teetotallers, finds a study in BioMed Central’s open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy. Too much alcohol reversed this effect.

The chronic pain of fibromyalgia is thought to affect one in 20 people worldwide but there is no known cause or cure. It often goes hand in hand with fatigue and sleep problems, headaches, depression and irritable bowel and bladder problems. Treatment is based around pain management and lifestyle changes.
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“Mommy, I think I’m going to throw up.”

Those may be the eight most dreaded words a child can utter, especially in the midst of a stomach bug outbreak like the one that has gripped the Richmond area for the past two weeks.

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I heard them early this afternoon, my poor little girl standing in the bathroom with fat tears rolling down her flushed cheeks.

I think I mentioned once before that I’m a little manic when my babies get sick. Our pediatrician laughs and says I’ve gotten “much better” than I was when my oldest was a toddler, but I know I still freak out more than your average mom. Continue reading

Marijuana is gaining popularity

Marijuana bills are being passed all over the country!! I am proud to say that here in Massachusetts we have finally gotten a medicinal bill passed. On the downside, we are a commonwealth not a state and this means that our beloved (lol) politicians can simply ignore the vote as they have done in the past on other bills. Continue reading