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Fibro Feelings – My Food Adventures

What is Fibro Feelings? Whew! I had a full week of medical appointments. In the past 10 days I’ve gone to 6 doctor’s appointments! I’m so glad I don’t have any appointments scheduled for the next 3 weeks. Maybe it will feel like a vacation for me?! Well, maybe a really interesting vacation. I just [...]

Sleep Issues with Fibromyalgia

Most people with fibromyalgia report having non-restorative sleep (the kind that leaves you waking up feeling like you haven’t rested) or trouble falling asleep. I know these have both been a problem for me since having fibromyalgia, along with having trouble staying asleep. Typically Stage IV (deep) sleep is characterized by having only slow delta [...]

Why not be Cheerful & Friendly?

Last week I had an appointment with a new Rheumatologist. Towards the end of my two hour long appointment he told me that I seemed cheerful and friendly. He followed it by saying, “That either means you are a really good coper or you push it so deep down inside that the pressure is building [...]

Tips & Tools for Sleeping Well – Part II

Following are some tips that I haven’t previously shared with you on how to sleep well with fibromyalgia. The first one is to try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. This helps regulate your biological clock. Also, avoid regularly taking naps during the day. If you’re a smoker, [...]