Archives for November 2016

11.28.2016’s 2016 fibromyalgia gift guide

This fibromyalgia gift guide originally published on and is being republished here with permission from the editor. This post contains affiliate links. Before I developed fibromyalgia, I loved to shop! I was one of those crazy people who got up before daybreak to get the best Black Friday deals and spent Saturdays in December at the malls. I loved the excitement of the crowds, the thrill of finding the right gift and all of the goodies waiting for me in the food court. These days? Not so much. Traditional shopping is too much for my overworked nervous system: too … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Nov. 25, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

Before I jump into this week's fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news, I need your help! has been nominated for Healthline’s Annual Best Health Blog Contest! I'm so honored to be a part of this year's contest. The winners will be selected based on votes, and I'd really appreciate it if you'd take a minute to vote for me! To vote, click right here, scroll down a bit on the page, type "fed up with fatigue" into the search box and then cast your vote. You can vote once a day through Dec. 12. Thank you so much! Now on with the news... 1. The Cannabis … [Read more...]


Chronic Illness Bloggers (Great Big, Ginormous, Stupendous) Holiday Giveaway!!!

I have a fun surprise today to kick off the holiday season! The Chronic Illness Bloggers network is hosting a great big, ginormous, stupendous giveaway for the chronic illness community! We've reached out to sponsors and pooled our resources to offer 11 awesome prize packs, each valued between $400-$600! (This post contains affiliate links.) What you can win... Prize Pack 1 Gupta Home-Study DVD Programme donated by Gupta Programme 6-pack of H-Factor Water donated by H-Factor Water Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by $20 Amazon gift card donated … [Read more...]


Quell: My favorite tool for reducing fibromyalgia pain

The following article about using Quell for fibromyalgia pain was originally published on It is being republished here with permission from the editor. This post may contain affiliate links.  Quell for fibromyalgia pain Since my fibromyalgia diagnosis, I’ve tried so many drugs, supplements and other products in an attempt to find something to dull the pain. I’ve found a few things that help with modest success. Even prescription pain relievers haven’t worked for me, although I admit my experience with them has been limited. A few months ago, I had the … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Nov. 18, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. Medical Xpress: Link between DNA and chronic widespread joint pain (which could lead to a fibromyalgia blood test) 2. Dr. Podell: Can mold cause chronic fatigue syndrome? 3. Fibromyalgia News Today: Negative thoughts increase stress, worsen fibromyalgia symptoms 4. I Told You I was Sick: Top 3 apps that can help manage your chronic pain 5. Be More with Less: 30 simple ways to take care of yourself over the holidays This week on … [Read more...]


My first medical marijuana haul

This article was originally published on It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  I was about a year into my fibromyalgia diagnosis when I figured out the typical drugs - Lyrica, Cymbalta, gabapentin and the like - weren't going to be the answer for me. Since then, I've been on a journey of trying different treatments in an effort to stop the pain. Some have helped; most have not. Throughout my search, there was always one treatment that I held out as my last resort: medical marijuana. I'm not anti-marijuana. I smoked my share of it in … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Nov. 11, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. Prohealth: Could one gene help explain ME/CFS, FM, POTS, IBS, EDS, IBS and others? 2. Pain News Network: What will Trump election mean for pain care?  3. A Life Well Red: 5 tips for enjoying Thanksgiving in spite of fibromyalgia 4. ITV: Chronic fatigue syndrome online treatment to be trialed (for U.K. teens with ME/CFS) 5. Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum: When to use antivirals for fibromyalgia and ME/CFS This week on … [Read more...]


3 unconventional ways to deal with fibromyalgia

The following is a guest post by Ian Lebowski, founder of  Being in sound health is the dream of every human being. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as diseases continue to ravage many souls. Worse still, due to lack of known cure, some illnesses such as fibromyalgia have been deemed lifestyle ailments that can only be managed. With conventional medicines, some people fail to respond to treatment. Others suffer severe side effects that weigh them down more than the original ailment. For instance, someone with fibro experiences non-inflammatory … [Read more...]


Common cough remedy to be tested as potential fibromyalgia treatment

This article on dextromethorphan for fibromyalgia originally published on and is being reprinted here with permission from the editor.  University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researcher Dr. Jarred Younger has improved the lives of thousands of fibromyalgia sufferers through his research on low-dose naltrexone (LDN). Now, he’s hoping to repeat that success with the first trial using dextromethorphan (DXM), an ingredient commonly found in cough syrup, as a potential treatment for fibromyalgia. Younger and his team will recruit 15 fibromyalgia patients this … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Nov. 4, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. Pain News Network: How Trump and Clinton would handle the chronic pain epidemic  2. Prohealth: Small nerve fiber study finds different kinds of fibromyalgia exist 3. Solve ME/CFS Initiative: The initiative is now offering a weekly ME/CFS phone support group! 4. Fibromyalgia News Today: Specific test may help diagnose fibromyalgia, assess frequency of muscle spasms 5. Brittany L. Bergman: 6 ways to practice self-care when rest is out of reach Something fun ... Fellow fibro warrior Anne Manera reached out to me this week to tell me about her new (affiliate link) Fibromyalgia … [Read more...]

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