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Fibro Feelings – Flu Vaccine Reaction

What is Fibro Feelings? Last Tuesday I got a flu vaccine. I hadn’t gotten one in a few years, but this year my doctor really thought I should get one. I had gotten the flu vaccination shot (TIV) the first four years I had fibromyalgia and never had any problems, so I figured I should [...]

Creating Fibromyalgia Subgroups

In the newest Fibromyalgia AWARE edition, Volume 23, Dana Herrera wrote an article entitled “Comparing Apples and… Apples, Creating FM Subgroups.” I was excited to read more about this topic, as I am anxious to see how it will help us create treatment plans in the future. The article discussed how individuals with fibromyalgia often [...]

Interview with Lynne Matallana – Part IV

This post is the conclusion of my interview with Lynne Matallana. I asked Matallana if she could elaborate on the National Fibromyalgia Association’s (NFA) letter that was released in response to the purposed new diagnostic critiera for fibromyalgia from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). “What we believe is that the diagnostic criteria that been [...]

Interview with Lynne Matallana – Part III

This post is a continuation of my interview with Lynne Matallana. Next I asked what new and exciting things can we expect to see from the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) in the upcoming years. “Oh my goodness, we have so many things that we are excited about! We are working on an Exercises Medicine Program. [...]