I Won’t Apologize for Having Fun While Chronically Ill

When I was six, I was hospitalized with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. At the hospital, I was encouraged to get out of bed, get dressed and spend as much time as possible in the playroom. I brought magazines and books back to my room to read and played with other kids who were up and…

Lady Gaga Shares Comeback for People Who Question Fibromyalgia

  While each person with fibromyalgia experiences the condition differently, one thing most fibro warriors have in common is fighting other peoples’ doubt that fibro is a “real” condition. Lady Gaga, who first opened up about having fibromyalgia last year while promoting her documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” revealed exactly what she would say to…

17 Things You’re Awesome at If You Have Fibromyalgia

  If you live with fibromyalgia, you know that the condition can impose some limitations, perhaps preventing you from doing things you were able to accomplish with ease before developing the condition. Grappling with the losses and limitations life with fibromyalgia can bring can undoubtedly be difficult and is a part of the journey for…

Fibromyalgia: the pain behind Lady Gaga’s poker face

Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel a number of shows due to the severe chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. But what is it? Lady Gaga has postponed her tour and announced she has fibromyalgia. But what is it?Earlier this month, Lady Gaga announced the cancellation of the upcoming leg of her world tour due to…

5 More of My Favorite Things for Fibromyalgia and Lyme Relief

In 2016, I shared a few of my favorite things for relieving fibromyalgia symptoms. That article is still one of the most popular ones on my blog, FedUpwithFatigue.com. A lot has happened in two years, so I think it’s time to publish an updated list. Below are some of my current favorites for managing and…

Fibromyalgia Pain Is Unique

Fibromyalgia pain is unique due to its severity, complexity, and multiple systems involved. If you have fibromyalgia, you know that chronic pain is just one of the myriad of symptoms present within the fibro body at any one time. See, there can be multiple causes to a fibromyalgia headache for example, although the pain itself occurs…

Hand Pain And Fibromyalgia

Do you have hand pain and fibromyalgia? Pain in the extremities is common in fibromyalgia and sometimes overlooked due to the other common pain areas of the fibro body. It might be hard to distinguish the difference between pain that is caused from fibromyalgia, nerve pain or pain that stems from another condition like any of…

Fibromyalgia and Blood Vessels  –  Is There a Connection?

Do you ever think about how fibromyalgia and blood vessels affect each other?  Is there a connection? I often say that fibromyalgia is complex and affects multiple systems in the body. When you think about fibromyalgia, you think about the muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, GI tract, brain, etc. But do you ever think about your…

Fibromyalgia and Hip Flexor Pain

It is not uncommon to have hip flexor issues or pain in this area when living with fibromyalgia. The hips, hip flexors, and lower back correlate with fibromyalgia pain areas due to tender areas around the lower back, many more trigger point areas and other conditions that affect the surrounding areas. The hip flexor muscles…

Fibromyalgia Neck Pain 

As with many other common symptoms, fibromyalgia neck pain can really be frustrating. I know, I say it often…fibromyalgia causes widespread pain and stiffness and can affect nearly any part of the body, but neck pain is still one of the more noticeable symptoms. We use our neck muscles for hundreds of small daily activities, including…

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