What I wish I’d known about Fibromyalgia when I was diagnosed

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a long time ago. I just turned 44 and I was diagnosed around 20 by a rheumatologist. He said I was 'too young for medication' told me to 'exercise' and sent me on my way. He didn't specify what sort of exercise and exercise for chronic pain isn't the sort … Continue reading What I wish I’d known about Fibromyalgia when I was diagnosed

Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) diagnosis

I was going to write a different post and earlier but I got a bit sick from my vestibular clinic appointment and it took a few days to recover from that. Anyway, they came up with a diagnosis. Sort of. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, as in they couldn't decide where I fit so … Continue reading Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) diagnosis

Even as I push and strive, I must always pace and rest

It is time for A Chronic Voice linkup prompt post! Here are May's prompts PushingStretchingDiscipliningPreservingThanking It is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and Mental Illness Awareness Month. Both of which are important to me and I will be writing about this month. I find the more we move into more pleasant weather the more I want to … Continue reading Even as I push and strive, I must always pace and rest

Top recommendations for fibromyalgia from fibromyalgia bloggers

Many of the Fibro Bloggers are joining in to share our top tips for coping with fibromyalgia this month to raise awareness of fibromyalgia. It is difficult to recommend anything for someone with fibromyalgia since everyone is at a different level. And that is also why I don’t recommend any specific medication or alternative treatment … Continue reading Top recommendations for fibromyalgia from fibromyalgia bloggers

Chronic illness: When in an undiagnosed limbo we want answers and action

I am chronically ill and have been for some time. I don't desire another diagnosis. At all. Ever. In fact, I demand the fates make some sort of rule that human beings can only have three complicated medical issues in one life time. I mean really, that seems quite sufficient. It is not about the … Continue reading Chronic illness: When in an undiagnosed limbo we want answers and action