Nothing More.

I am a blogger. A simple blogger that happens to have fibromyalgia and a few of its cronies. I blog about chronic illnesses, mostly fibromyalgia. Sometimes a few additional “surprise!” pieces come together and grace this blog. But. I am a blogger. I just want to blog. I have things to say. I have “opinions.”…

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Why is Chronic Pain so Tiring?

With fibromyalgia, as well as other chronic pain diseases, the brain is constantly firing pain signals. Our brain receptors are consistently attempting to keep up! Brain scans have revealed that those with fibromyalgia, are not producing enough of the organic chemical; dopamine. This low-level restricts our ability to maintain a sense of well-being. Remember the fight or…

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The Underlying Cause of Fibromyalgia

I happened upon a ‘little’ medical journal that ended up being a fascinating read. I like to explain fibromyalgia in relatively simple terms, but this article made me stand up and take notice. First, we will explore what the “experts” concluded. Then I will let you know MY conclusion! According to the US National Library…

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A Happy Face Belongs in The Chronic Illness Pain Scale

The last memorable time I was in the actual Emergency Room was in 2012. The nurse asked me to rate my pain… (oh, yippee). We know we are usually at a constant four. I haven’t seen Mr. Happy Face for over 20 years. So I said a “10”, and she asked if I was sure? I…

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Fibromyalgia, code name EBV?

EBV the Epstein-Barr Virus. This little gem is thought to be the not only the assailant but the cause of many chronic illnesses including fibromyalgia. Our first thought goes to the “kissing disease.”  Mono or mononucleosis is a virus many individuals get in their early teens. According to Anthony William, a contributor to the Goop, there are basically…

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