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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and other disabling conditions present challenges. The coping skills in this section will help ease the burden those who suffer from these illnesses. Topics covered are setting goals and time management, in the kitchen, around the house, and for personal well-being.

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Coping Skills: Special Diets

Diets Streamlined for Those with Disabling Chronic Conditions

(Revised) There are lots of diet plans to choose from. Each has its own claims to fame — or at least its promise of a more healthful eating lifestyle. Part of the problems with those diagnosed with syndromes and conditions like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) is that not everybody experiences exactly the same symptoms. For example, some with Fibromyalgia have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); others do not. Therefore, the same as not every treatment plan works for everyone diagnosed with CFS or FM, there isn’t a “one size fits all” eating regimen either. Many find they must match their diet with their (for lack of a better word) form of their disease, syndrome, or condition.

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Humor Helps

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When you must cope with a disabling chronic illness, it’s sometimes easy to get down in the dumps. (We all get sick and tired of being sick and tired!) These suggestions will help you find ways to laugh and keep those everyday downs under control so that you spend more time being “up” — on yourself and your life.

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Once you or someone you know or love is diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, or any other disabling condition, that person’s priority by necessity must change. The suggestions in this section can help ease the lifestyle adjustments necessitated by the condition.

Setting Goals While You Cope with a Chronic Illness
by Shelly Burke

Time Management for Those with Disabling Conditions
by Pamela Rice Hahn

Coping Skills for Personal Well-Being

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Anyone who must deal with a disabling chronic illness, chronic condition, or chronic pain needs to develop coping skills to help overcome their situational depression and improve their personal well-being.

These suggestions will help:

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In addition to the chronic illness- and chronic condition-related articles, information, and t-shirt and gift idea designs on this site, is also the home of the Chronic Illness Realities comic strips.

pammy the pencil a character in the Writing Woes comic strip and the Chronic Illness Realities Comic StripPammy is the main character in two comic strips by Pamela Rice Hahn, the first of which is the Writing Woes comic strip. Pammy is a writer who is also disabled because of chronic illness and chronic conditions, so she also appears in the Chronic Illness Realities comic strip.

 The Everything Low-Salt Cookbook Book: 300 Flavorful Recipes to Help Reduce Your Sodium Intake by Pamela Rice Hahn
 The Everything Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Creative and Healthy Recipes That Put the Fun Back into Cooking by Pamela Rice Hahn
 The Everything One Pot Cookbook: Delicious and simple meals that you can prepare in just one dish; Burst: 300 all-new recipes! 2nd edition by Pamela Rice Hahn
The Everything Improve Your Writing Book 2nd Edition by Pamela Rice Hahn
Alpha Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours  by Pamela Rice Hahn and Ph.D. Dennis E. Hensley

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