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Fibromyalgia Information

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by:

  • musculoskeletal pain
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • tenderness in localized areas of the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips sometimes referred to as tender points or pressure points
  • muscle spasms
  • sleep disturbances
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • and other body disturbances.

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For more information on Fibromyalgia, read: What is Fibromyalgia (FM, FMS)?

For additional Fibromyalgia Information and Resources, see:

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The Downside of a Saturday Shower

Anyone who copes with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, CFIDS), Fibromyalgia (FM, FMS), or any other fatiguing disabling chronic condition or disease will be able to relate to this comic strip:

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10 natural remedies that can save your life
10 Natural Remedies That Can Save Your Life

by James F. Balch (Doubleday, April 1999)

GARLIC :

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Making Life Easier Allergies

Making Your Bed May Be Bad for Your Health

allergies suck t-shirt and allergy awareness and support gift idea designIf you are like so many who cope with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, you also cope with allergies. If you must also work to keep your allergies under control, chances are you’ve already taken precautions and other steps in your attempt to allergy-proof your bedroom. That might involve switching to organic cotton sheets, a germ-free humidifier, or an air purifier. According to a recent study, that may not be enough. It appears that something as simple as making your bed every day may be creating a bedroom environment that will worsen your allergy symptoms.

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Time Management for Those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, & Other Disabling Conditions

by Pamela Rice Hahn

How do you manage your time when your body seems to be sabotaging your every effort to do so?

Anyone who copes with the turmoil caused by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, or another disabling conditions for which one of the primary symptoms is devastating fatigue knows how difficult it is to plan your time. It’s true: Nobody seems to have enough time at his or her disposal. But most people can predict with a degree of certainty how they’ll feel from one minute to the next. Predictability is a key to optimal time management. That’s the stuff of which time studies are made — or broken.
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Because many diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia also deal with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) also known as Environmental Illness (EI) — which can include allergies and/or sensitivities to preservatives, food additives, or food itself, and because many diagnosed with Fibromyalgia must also contend with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), knowing which food additives are good, safe additives isn’t always easy to determine. (For example, in my case it doesn’t matter what’s added to bread in any efforts to make it more healthful; if the bread contains preservatives, it’s going to cause me to get a yeast rash. That sometimes doesn’t happen when I eat bread without preservatives; for me, I’ve found that yeast products are safest when I make my own using flour that I’ve ground myself and I now usually limit myself to sour dough bread that I make myself. –Pamela Rice Hahn) Learning what’s safe for you to eat is an ongoing process of education, diligence, and trial-and-error.

To help in your efforts to educate yourself about additives that can adversely affect your health, consult:

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What is Fibromyalgia?

What is Fibromyalgia?

Defining Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia — which is also sometimes referred to as Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Fibromyositis, Fibrositis, or Myofascial pain syndrome — is a chronic disorder characterized by tenderness in localized areas of the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips sometimes referred to as tender points or pressure points.

What are some of the other symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia?

In addition to the tender points, Fibromyalgia is also associated with other body disturbances, including:
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What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), which is also sometimes referred to as Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), is a condition characterized by the primary symptom of a prolonged, persistent debilitating fatigue not relieved by rest and not directly caused by other conditions. In general, a diagnosis for CFS requires that the tiredness is severe enough for at least a 50% decrease in the patient’s ability to participate in ordinary activities. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) describes CFS as a distinct disorder with specific symptoms and physical signs, based on the exclusion of other possible causes.

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Have Hope

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These Have Hope designs for T Shirts and Other Motivational Gifts give encouragement to anyone facing a challenge or diversity.

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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, Chronic-Illness.org 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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