7 Reasons Fibro People Avoid Talking On The Phone

By Adrienne Dellwo Have you come to hate talking on the telephone since you’ve had fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? It’s a common thing for us, with people frequently saying they have an especially hard time focusing on phone conversations.   So why is this? It hasn’t been studied, but several factors could contribute to this problem: When you’re…

Please Don’t Confuse My Chronic Pain With ‘Low Pain Tolerance’

“Pain tolerance” and “pain threshold” are phrases used to describe how much pain a person can handle, but they don’t actually mean the same thing. Pain tolerance is how much pain you can handle while still functioning (for me, this means how much pain I can handle without taking medication). Pain threshold is when your…

The Thought Thief: Navigating Daily Life With Fibro Fog

We all experience our symptoms differently, even those of us with the same diagnosis. Because we simply are different people, we have different DNA, and we have different collections of health problems that invariably impact our individual chronic health experiences. For me, fibro fog is the oddest of my regular symptoms and I struggle to…

Mast Cell Disease & Fibromyalgia (FM): Can Mast Cell Degranulation Cause FM Symptoms?

Along with a multitude of other coexisting conditions, many mast cell disease (MCD) patients have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM). Unfortunately, most fibromyalgia patients have never heard of mast cell disease and neither have their doctors. Many of us with MCD get our FM diagnosis before we ever hear the words “mast cell” but once we…

Chicago Woman Becomes 1st Patient To Be Cured Of Sickle Cell Disease

  If you or someone you know suffers from sickle cell disease, hope is on the way. Iesha Thomas, who suffered from the disease herself, is the first person to be cured. This is huge!!! Sickle cell affects 1 in every 500 African Americans in the U.S. But, the good news is, this disease might…

Fibromyalgia and Eye Issues. Are You Suffering ???

  By: Amanda Victor Fibromyalgia is a type of chronic pain disorder that can lead to physical and mental suffering. It could affect a lot of people and is usually prevalent among women. Fibromyalgia has strong effects on one’s nervous system, and it could also affect your vision too. Fibromyalgia eye problems is one aspect…

New Cannabis Pain Patch for Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain

A company specializing in cannabis-based medicines has developed two new medications for people with diabetic neuropathy nerve pain and fibromyalgia. The new pharmaceutical medications will be in the form of a transdermal patch that is a medicated adhesive patch placed on the skin to deliver a specific dose of medication through the skin and into…

We Have to Stop Blaming Chronically Ill People for Getting Sick

I am sick of being made to feel like getting sick was my fault, and that staying sick is my fault. People who are chronically ill cannot always be blamed for being chronically ill. I recently had an encounter with a disability lawyer, who told me my pain is a self-fulfilling prophecy, and if I just stop…

Why Parents With Chronic Illnesses Are Damn Superheroes

I want to be clear. This is not meant to be a claim that parents with chronic illnesses have it way worse than parents without. This is not an event in the weird, never-ending sport of competitive parenting where moms and dads fight it out to see who has had less sleep or a harder…

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