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Fibromyalgia is a PainJulie Wendell lives with her 2 sons in Naples, FL.  She is an office manager/dispatcher for an A/C company.  Her ultimate goal is to be an advocate for Fibromyalgia and Celiac Disease awareness.

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Chronic-Illness.org invites you to read Julie Wendell’s Fibromyalgia story:

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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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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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Make a statement and raise awareness of the fatigue frustration that accompanies your disabling chronic illness or disabling chronic condition with these “a nap is only nice when it’s a luxury, not a necessity” t-shirt and gift idea designs.

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A Good Night’s Sleep

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is sometimes also referred to as Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E. or ME), is an illness characterized by prolonged, devastating fatigue and other symptoms, such as sleep disruptions. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder also characterized by the devastating fatigue and weakness associated with Chronic Fatigue; however, its symptoms can also include muscle tenderness and spasms, sleep disturbances, irritable bowel syndrome, and other body disturbances. Sleep disturbances are associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. A good night’s sleep is important for a healthy mental outlook and a healthy body. The suggestions in this Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- and Fibromyalgia-specific article will help you get the good night’s sleep that you need.

Insomnia Tips for Those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

by Ouida Stephens, RN

A good night’s sleep eludes many people and is a major problem for many Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and other chronic illness patients.

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An Inexpensive Bed Alternative and More

Coping with back pain and getting a good night’s sleep is never easy. The difficulty is often compounded when you must deal with the migrating pains associated with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Arden Gifford, M.D. has found an inexpensive solution for easing his back pain and improving his sleeping habits: a LoungAir — a multipurpose twin mattress that can convert to a chair or lounger.

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Those who cope with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, CFIDS, ME) and Fibromyalgia know firsthand about the frustration of disrupted sleep patterns.

A new study supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that disrupted circadian rhythms (sleep/wake cycles) probably also contributes to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke.
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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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