My Fake Fibromyalgia Friends; Loss, Pain, and Misunderstanding.

I believe the deck is usually stacked against folks with chronic illnesses, especially invisible illnesses. We find ourselves in a lifelong relationship with our unwanted friends; Loss, Pain, and Misunderstanding. It can feel like we unknowingly married Judge Me, and we are carrying on an affair with Dr. Feel-good. These fake friends, a made-up marriage and the false affair,…

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The Fibromyalgia Survival Manuals.

I am an avid reader and believer of the nonfiction books written by Devon Starlanyl and Ginevra Lipton. Starlanyl, M.D. is a doctor who has Fibromyalgia and wrote one of the most impressive survival manuals for fibromyalgia that I have ever come across. One of her students, Ginevra Lipton, M.D., began her residency only to…

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