What is fibromyalgia swelling and What Causes of Fibromyalgia Swelling?

By: Wyatt Redd Fibromyalgia swelling makes life difficult for a lot of sufferers. The pain and discomfort make daily tasks a challenge. Putting on shoes, or picking out an outfit, or even just getting around is harder with painful swelling in your hands or feet. But what causes the swelling? And how can you treat it? What…

The Unwritten Battles of Receiving Disability Benefits  

I don’t know how I keep managing this, but yet again I find myself in a tumultuous period of time. My kids have been off school for a couple of weeks and we have been blessed with good weather and physical ability on my part that has allowed us to go on some wonderful adventures together….

Cold Therapy Can Improve Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia Patients, Trial Shows

Exposure to extreme cold can help improve the quality of life in fibromyalgia patients by reducing musculoskeletal pain and inflammation, according to a clinical trial. Results of the trial suggest that whole body cold-based therapy, called cryotherapy, should be considered as a treatment for fibromyalgia. The study, “Effect of whole body cryotherapy interventions on health-related quality of life in fibromyalgia…

Please Don’t Tell Me How To Feel When My Pain Flares Up

By: Alexandra Dukat When I sit down and write to advocate for my illnesses, I feel this pressure that I always need to be positive. That if I’m not, that if I’m not seeing the positive in the things I’m still able to do, that well, I’m just not grateful or positive enough. That is…

I Can’t Be the ‘Perfect Housewife’ With Fibromyalgia, and That’s OK

  By: Alicia Thompson I have to admit, I was a pretty unusual kid. I grew up watching cooking shows, Martha Stewart, and “I Love Lucy.” I dreamed of being the ideal 1950s housewife with a spotless home. (I know, call me old-fashioned, but it sounded like fun to me.) I imagined some day making…

The Stages of Grief After Learning You Can’t Be ‘Fixed’

When looking for answers to a health issue, without really thinking about it, you might have this idea that once you know what it is, you can cure it, or at least treat it and make it significantly better. So, when the time comes after months or years of tests and unanswered questions when you…

Sinus Inflammation, Fibromyalgia And ME/CFS

  By Celeste Cooper Many of my fibromyalgia and ME/CFS friends tell me that they also suffer from chronic sinusitis, which is inflammation of nasal passages. A 2003 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found those of us who have unexplained fatigue are ten times more likely to have non-allergy related inflammation. In…

Oakland Mayor Who Saved 800 Illegals From ICE Raids Just Got Swift Justice From Trump

President Trump has given Attorney General Jeff Sessions the ‘nod’ to look into bringing charges against the mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, for obstructing the job of agents from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She’s accused of using social media to send a warning to illegal immigrants about raids that would happen and…