Do You Know How Back Pain Affects Fibromyalgia??

Although people might have trouble understanding your all-over fibromyalgia symptoms, they may be able to relate to chronic low back pain. Most everyone at some time or another has experienced back pain, even if not on a chronic basis. People can grasp how back pain interferes with one’s ability to put on their shoes, bending …

5 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia You Must Aware Off

It is important for those living with fibromyalgia to have a plan of action in order to control their pain and continue on with everyday life. 1- Reduce Stress Levels It is very important for those with fibromyalgia to reduce stress levels.  Stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression are common issues that occur in patients with …

9 Common Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia And What To Do If You’re Diagnosed

Today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, which raises awareness for a chronic disorder that impacts an estimated five million adults in the United States, and is characterized by widespread pain and tenderness, often accompanied by fatigue, impaired memory and other physical issues. The condition may occur with other chronic pain conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid …

10 Things Not to Say to Someone with Fibromyalgia

Speaking with Kindness and Respect Fibromyalgia, like many chronic health conditions, is very difficult to cope with. However, more difficult than that is the wide range of symptoms and the lack of understanding associated with it. It’s therefore not surprising that people struggle to know what to say or, more importantly, what not to say. …

5 Things People Living With Epilepsy Will Understand

1. While swallowing your tongue during a seizure is impossible, you very well might bite into it…hard…several times. This is painful…very painful. 2. The mortification you feel when you realize you missed all of your mom’s phone calls and she’s on her way over to check up on you. It’s even worse when you’re over …

All He Wanted Was to Drive: An Epilepsy Success Story

“All I really wanted was to be able to drive,” Mike Hickey reflects when asked why he went in for Epilepsy Surgery.  He had gotten his drivers license at 16 just like all his friends, “so I knew what it was like,” says Mike.  All that was lost, however when an unexpected seizure caused him …

Alternative cancer treatments: 10 options to consider

Many people with cancer are interested in trying anything that may help them, including complementary and alternative cancer treatments. If cancer makes you feel as if you have little control over your health, alternative cancer treatments may offer some feeling of control. But many alternative cancer treatments are unproved and some may even be dangerous. …