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Treating Pain without Pills

In the November-December 2010 Arthritis Today magazine there was an article entitled Pain Relief, 15 ways to go beyond the bottle to conquer arthritis pain.. Dorothy Foltz-Gray’a article covered many options and I will be discussing 6 of the treatments I feel are more related to fibromyalgia. Heat/Cold – I think these may be the [...]

Medicines for Fibromyalgia – Part I

In the November-December 2010 Arthritis Today magazine there was an article entitled Arthritis Today Guide to Drugs for Fibromyalgia. I have discussed the medicines mentioned below. None of the treatments cure fibromyalgia, as there is no cure, but these medicines all have been proven to help relieve symptoms. Amitriptyline – 10-50 mg once per day [...]

Fibro Feelings – Wrist Flare-up

What is Fibro Feelings? For the past 2-2.5 weeks my wrists have been in a flare-up. I’ve had intense burning, throbbing wrist pain. It was so bad I had to take an opioid pain killer  just to dull the pain enough to be able to fall asleep one night. Of course, this flare-up happened while my parents were in [...]

National Fibromyalgia Association Coping Seminar – Martha Beck

This post is a continuation of my post on the National Fibromyalgia Association Coping Seminar in Seattle. Here I will further discuss what Martha Beck spoke about at the seminar. Beck shared that when she was diagnosed with another chronic condition she received a pamphlet that stated, “To keep yourself from committing suicide, remember your religious beliefs.” The room erupted with laughter and Beck [...]