Fibromyalgia and PTSD linked!

Time to talk to your doctor! If you have Fibromyalgia, you probably have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There is one group of individuals that seem not to test positive for PTSD and those are the individuals who suffer from fibro and stomach conditions like achalasia and dyspepsia. Those stomach conditions can be linked to fibro but…

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What is Your Truth?

This is your disease telling you what to feel, how to feel… where are your thoughts in this process? What is your truth? According to The 7th Stage of Fibromyalgia,  you would be in stage 5, possibly moving into stage 6. This is a tough time because you realize, this illness is not going anywhere. You have…

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For All The Shadow Boxers!

First and foremost, thank you! I co-wrote the book, The Shadow Boxers, Fighting Fibromyalgia, Your Personal Journal. This is the FIRST interactive journal about Fibromyalgia Syndrome to be published on Amazon -ever- and it is being used by a publishing company as a template for their publishers to assist others writers publish interactive journals. I am…

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Love and Anxiety

Psychology today defined anxiety as; “a normal reaction to stress.” For some of us, this is the case, for others, it goes much deeper than that. What does anxiety really feel like? It is feeling that everything in your life is broken and needs immediate attention! Heart palpitations, sweat, panic, fear, finding it hard to breathe, and…

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Restless Leg Syndrome Progressing To Elbows? Yes!

I have talked about restless legs a number of times. Unfortunately, over the past few months, I have started experiencing the same symptoms in my elbows. Concerning. Unbelievable. Extremely uncomfortable! I’m in a ‘what next?’ mentality. So, I’ve done the research, have the medications but even the medications by themselves are not enough. I have added my top…

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I am a Unique Blogger!

Yep, I got an award from a young lady named Mackenzie at https://life with an illness.wordpress.com! She has a laundry list of illnesses, she is going through so much, but she also is a talented blogger… check out her blogs. I must admit I don’t normally accept awards, well obviously… I DO! But few and far between. As…

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“Sleep on…”

When you have a chronic illness there are people in your life who will stand by you no matter what. There are people who will not be able to do that either due to lack of understanding, disbelief, or even a lack of empathy. You cannot change their minds no matter how many times you…

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I am (Deadly) Serious.

  Shaved ice! Best to cure heartburn, stomach acid, nausea, … and pancreatic attacks. Ever had trouble with your pancreas? A pancreatitis attack? Well, how would one know? You would know because it feels like you are literally going to die from the pain and you invite death. Anything is better than living with the pain you…

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One of The Top 50 Fibromyalgia Blogs

I was awarded a spot in the Top 50 Fibromyalgia Blogs on the internet by Feedspot. I was notified by email and received this award along with 50 other bloggers that currently blog about Fibromyalgia. Thank you Feedspot for the recognition, I am truly humbled to be included in such an awesome group of bloggers.     ~Kim

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Just point North!

Big changes happening here in my household. Remodeling continues, we have been living in a construction zone for almost 1 year… that would be enough to put me over the edge on a good day. Then there are job changes, insurance changes, late taxes to complete, a house to refinance and so much more! I…

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The Shadow Boxers, Fighting Fibromyalgia, Your Personal Journal.

After you have been diagnosed with a chronic illness, you will begin to know yourself intimately. You will be looking at your life as a glass; half full or half empty. There may be days when you can’t even find the glass. You will have to decide how you will live with this chronic illness.…

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Exit Strategy, The Three Day Rule.

Recently, I have been going through a fibro flare. This flare has been brought on by a toothache, a damn toothache! I have a tooth that needs to be pulled. Since I don’t have dental insurance, I go to the dental school. I am very happy with the dental school, but things take time, and there…

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