03.21.2017

Using GABA to improve sleep with fibromyalgia

Disclaimers: This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor. The following information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for informational purposes only. This post contains affiliate links.  When you have fibromyalgia, restorative sleep is always elusive. For many years, I haven't been able to sleep through the night. I would wake every 2-3 hours, then struggle to fall back to sleep. Like most fibro sufferers, I can't remember the last time I … [Read more...]

09.29.2016

Congressional members ask DEA to delay kratom ban

This article on the DEA's plan to ban kratom, an herb used by some fibromyalgia sufferers for pain relief, originally published on National Pain Report. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  More than 50 congressional members have asked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to delay its plan to classify kratom as a schedule I controlled substance beginning Oct. 1. In a letter delivered to acting DEA administrator Charles P. Rosenberg on Monday, the members of Congress urged the agency “to delay a final decision on the placement of kratom as a … [Read more...]

09.29.2016

Vital Plan Restore review

Disclosures: I was given the Vital Plan Restore Program as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Vital Plan Restore review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. This post may contain affiliate links. I know a lot of us with fibromyalgia have become supplement junkies. We've spent small fortunes on bottles of vitamins and herbs in search of a magic pill that's going to take away our pain and give us back our vitality. But very few of these products have made a difference in my … [Read more...]

06.03.2016

My 6 favorite things for fibromyalgia relief

The original version of "My 6 favorite things for fibromyalgia relief" was first published on NationalPainReport.com. It has been updated and is being reprinted here with permission from the editor.  (This post contains affiliate links.) I bet that headline caught your attention. I know it did because I’ve read my share of these types of articles over the years, hoping one of my fellow fibromyalgia warriors finally figured out a way to bring my suffering to an end. But if you have fibromyalgia, then you know it is the ficklest of conditions. What works for one of us does not … [Read more...]

02.16.2016

How going gluten free may help with fibromyalgia

Pain News Network recently published my story on the link between increased symptoms of fibromyalgia and gluten. I'm reprinting that story here with permission from the editor.  I know some of you probably rolled your eyes when you read the headline of this story. I know that because I used to do the same thing. Since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I've heard countless people talk about the link between fibromyalgia and gluten, and how going gluten free improved their symptoms. Whenever I'd hear that, I'd always think the same thing: "Fibro can be a living hell of pain and fatigue … [Read more...]

08.06.2015

Using d-ribose for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

Note: This blog post is targeted to those who may be interested in using D-Ribose for fibromyalgia or ME/CFS, but anyone suffering from general fatigue might find D-Ribose to be helpful.  I was scrolling through my Facebook feed a few days ago, and I noticed a post from a woman on one of the fibromyalgia/ME/CFS support groups, asking fellow members if they'd ever used prescription stimulants to relieve fatigue. Over the past couple of years, I've seen this same question asked a number of times, and every time, it makes me feel worried and sad for the person who is posting it. I've never … [Read more...]

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