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Failing, Succeeding, Pausing, Deciding and Thriving with Chronic Illness

Today, I’m writing about some prompts that were given to chronic illness bloggers at A Chronic Voice‘s monthly chronic illness link-up party. Thank you, Sheryl! The writing prompts we were given for this month are: Failing, Succeeding, Pausing, Deciding, and Thriving with chronic illness. I’d like to start by observing my last post which was about receiving my Ankylosing Spondylitis diagnosis over a decade ago. I celebrated that milestone with a new article called Ankylosing Spondylitis – 10 Yea...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Expat Life, Pierre, Sheryl, North Bay Ontario, Arthritis, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, Crohns


10 Tech Gifts For Your Friend With Fibromyalgia

Full Post: 10 Tech Gifts For Your Friend With Fibromyalgia The post 10 Tech Gifts For Your Friend With Fibromyalgia appeared first on Scraps of My Geek Life written by Michele.
Tags: Life, Chronic Illness, Fibromyalgia, Geek Life


Surviving the Holidays with Chronic Illness

The holiday season is here and with it comes a collective groan from almost everyone in my chronic illness communities. Everyone seems excited about the holidays, but we are all expressing worry, dismay, and stress at surviving the holidays with chronic illness without flaring. The holiday season is stressful on those of us who have limited energy and suffer from pain. We have to manage our health while getting through shopping, cooking, winter events, travel, and much more.Click To Tweet I’m sp...
Tags: Travel, Health, Holidays, Features, Chronic Illness, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Invisible Illnesses, Living Abroad With Chronic Illness, Expat Life, Cfs, Sheryl, Arthritis, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, Invisible Illness


Chronic Illness Prompts: Meeting, Advocating, Tweaking, Working, Curating

Many thanks to Sheryl at A Chronic Voice for creating some wonderful links for her November link-up party. This month has been a really busy month. I just finished a charity gala fundraiser event that I’ve been working on since August and I wasn’t sure if I’d have a chance to write something for this party this month. Better late than never! Sheryl’s Chronic Illness prompts for November are: Meeting, Advocating, Tweaking, Working, and Curating Meeting First off, this is the perfect promp...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, Singapore, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Taipei, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Invisible Illnesses, Me, Sheryl, Arthritis, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS


Fibromyalgia is My New Normal (& How It Affects My Blog)

Full Post: Fibromyalgia is My New Normal (& How It Affects My Blog) It has been a long time since I sat down and wrote a blog post. This year has been a very difficult year. Those who are close to me know I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in early January. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is hard to explain to someone who doesn’t have it. To start, it’s very difficult to diagnose because there is no test that says “yep, you have fibromyalgia.” It’s a lot of what... The post Fibromyalgia is My...
Tags: Life, Fibromyalgia, Healthy Life, Bullet Journaling


Doctors: A Profusion of Diagnoses. That’s Good and Bad.

With millions of Americans taking risky medications for questionable diagnoses, have we medicalized everyday life?
Tags: News, Sleep, Insomnia, Doctors, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Fibromyalgia, Testosterone, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Depression (Mental, Mental Health and Disorders


OCD and Physical Pain

I don’t think it comes as a surprise to many that physical pain and mental pain often seem to be connected. I often hear from people with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder who also suffer from debilitating physical pain. And it’s not unusual, once their OCD is treated, for their physical symptoms to subside or even disappear completely. Sometimes the pain those with OCD experience is directly related to compulsions they perform. For example, some people with OCD are compelled to perform ex...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Phobia, OCD, Obsessions, Avoidance, Rituals, Caregivers, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Anxiety And Panic, Compulsions, Stiff Joints


Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness

Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness I live on the river that divides Taipei and New Taipei in Taiwan. I’m a Canadian expat and I’ve lived in Taiwan since 2006. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromylagia and ME, among a number of other chronic conditions that cropped up over the past 20 years. My husband and I have stayed in Taiwan rather than returning to Canada or the US because the health care is very reasonable here, the weather is mild, and life in Taiwan is inexpens...
Tags: Travel, Health, Hong Kong, Singapore, US, Barcelona, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Peru, South America, Uruguay, North America, Taipei, Reiki


Art Therapy for Arthritis – Interview with Professional Artist Jennifer Walker

This week on MSW Interviews: Today I’d like to introduce you to a very special artist who has amazed me with her incredibly descriptive artwork and her ability to write. Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to professional artist Jennifer Walker, author of Unexpected Advocate. Jennifer suffers from a number of chronic illnesses, because as I’ve mentioned in the past, most patients who are chronically ill deal with several diseases and co-morbidities. In Jennifer’s case, she has Rheum...
Tags: Travel, Health, Features, Mental Health, Depression, Chronic Illness, Sensory Processing Disorder, Salvador Dalí, Cthulhu, Donald Duck, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Renoir, Jennifer, Frida Kahlo, Rheumatoid Arthritis


Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, Chatting – August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses

August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses It’s been a while since I’ve participated in A Chronic Voice’s Monthly Link Up Party. Her prompts this month are perfect for joining in the fun after several months of absence. Sheryl’s prompts for the month are: Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, and Chatting, so here are the brief notes I’ve made for each header section for this article. Figuring out that I need to let more things go in my life in order to heal and have less str...
Tags: Travel, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Stephen Hawking, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Living Abroad With Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Me, Sheryl, North Bay Ontario, Daenerys


Bio IPO Madness: Six Biotech Startups Raise $568M in 24 Hours

The window for biotech IPOs remains wide open and six more companies have charged through it, raising more than $568 million in the span of 24 hours. The first was Eidos Therapeutics (NASDAQ: EIDX), which raised $106 million in its stock market debut. The San Francisco company priced its IPO late Tuesday, selling 6.25 million shares at $17 each, which was on the high end of its projected $15 to $17 range. Eidos will use the cash to fund studies of AG10, a drug in mid-stage testing for tra...
Tags: Startups, Ipo, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Fda, National, Biotech, Life Sciences, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Diseases, Chronic Pain, Clinical Trials, Lupus, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, National blog main


Mobility Challenges and What An Exoskeleton Can Do For You

In October 2018, I was attending a government luncheon for Canadian delegates who had recently arrived in town and were interested in learning more about life abroad in Taiwan. Although I usually try to avoid using a cane when I go to these luncheons, that day was unavoidable. I had to bring it along. While working our way through a delightful Taiwanese lunch, I listened to a man named Brian Chong from a company called Wistron here in Taiwan who was working on new technology for robotic legs tha...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Taipei, Robocop, Living Abroad, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Fibromyalgia, Expat Life, Reliance, Exoskeletons, Wistron


Art Therapy Interview with Rachael Nicholson

This article is part of My Several Worlds Art Therapy for Chronic Illness Interview series with artists from around the world who suffer from chronic illness. MSW: Can you tell us a little about yourself? When did you first become interested in art? RH: Hello! My name is Rachael and I am an artist, writer and chronic illness warrior. Please feel free to check out my website www.rachaelhope.co.uk and/or my Instagram @blablable_Illustration. I have always been totally obsessed with art, especial...
Tags: Travel, Art, Features, Chronic Illness, Crayola, Fibromyalgia, Art Therapy, Rachael, Timothy Leary, Global Artists, Fibromyalgia Treatments, My Chronic Life, Art For Arthritis, Art For Pain, Rachael Nicholson, Rachael You


Art Therapy for Chronic Illness Interview with Karen Fitch

I’m so pleased to be able to introduce this new series on My Several Worlds. Some of my long-term readers will remember that I used to do a series of interviews called MSW Interviews and Global Artists many years ago. Today I’m introducing a new art series: Art Therapy for Chronic Illness or Art for Arthritis. Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo PicassoClick To Tweet The purpose of this series is to express how we use art to express our feelings about being chronically...
Tags: Travel, Health, Motivation, Facebook, Greece, Inspiration, Features, Karen, Chronic Illness, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Art Therapy, Art Galleries, Julia Cameron, Ventura California, Morgan Hill California


Alternative Treatments to Chronic Illness: Do They Work?

Every patient who has ever been diagnosed with an incurable disease can attest that we leave no stones unturned in our quest for better health. During the first few year of dealing with autoimmune illnesses like Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and CRPS, I turned to Western medicine and alternative methods to see if I could make my symptoms more manageable or possibly even cure myself. I can’t think of one person I know wit...
Tags: Travel, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Belgium, Taipei, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Epsom, Wahl, CRPS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome


EMPOWER Yourself! Let the Global Resources section Help YOU Past Medical Setbacks!

B'SD 1 Adar (the real first day!), 5778 The Global Resources section of  follows the prose which calms people reading the book or with loved ones. Sometimes the prose leaves readers laughing out loud. I suggest that you read that Global Resources section, too, and several times. You might be surprised to learn of some cutting-edge practitioners and treatments that can help you. One of my readers accessed the very doctor I recommended for treating fibromyalgia. Let's look at her ...
Tags: Health, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Christine, UA, Charitable Organizations, Booklocker Publishing, Booklocker.com, Yocheved Golani, Affordable Health Care, Patient Empowerment, Global Resources, Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome, Laurie Sussman, Fibro Buddies Change


Wondering WHAT to Do about Your Health? Find FAST Answers in .....

B'SD 29 Tevet, 5778 When someone asked me if I knew anything about how to ease the pain and other problems of fibromyalgia, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), I responded, "Yes, I know of two therapies that work. People who've asked me for the information and/or read the  EMPOWER Yourself  book thank me for having shared the information with them." The person before me was startled. That reaction is typical of people who are relieved to...
Tags: Health, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, UA, Booklocker Publishing, Booklocker.com, Yocheved Golani, Global Resources, Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME


Chronic Illness: Never Did I Ever Think…

Chronic illness is a hard thing to understand. There are many things to consider when you are chronically ill and in pain all the time, but until you’ve experienced it, let me explain some of the things you’ll never think of until you’ve been through it.  Never did I ever think… That I would lose my health completely That I would be worried about traveling when traveling has been my life for years. Now I can barely muster the energy to fly from Taiwan to Canada That I would need flight assistan...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, CRPS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Invisible Illness


Lady Gaga Has Postponed Her Tour Because of Her Fibromyalgia. Here’s What to Know About the Painful Disorder

Lady Gaga has postponed the European leg of her world tour because she is in “severe physical pain,” according to a statement posted on Twitter. This comes just days after the singer cancelled a performance in Brazil and revealed that she suffers from fibromyalgia—a chronic illness she also addresses in her new documentary, Gaga: Five…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Public Health, Brazil, Lady Gaga, Fibromyalgia, Celebrities With Fibromyalgia, Lady Gaga Disease, Lady Gaga Fibromyalgia, Lady Gaga Tour, Lady Gaga Tour Cancelled, What Disease Does Lady Gaga Have, What Is Fibromyalgia


New Research Finally Solves the ‘Fibromyalgia Mystery’?

The research is real, but it is neither new nor did it substantively affect the debate about the disease’s cause.
Tags: News, Medical, Medical Research, Fact Check, Pain, Nervous System, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain


Can essential oils help treat fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia causes chronic pain and fatigue. Learn more about which essential oils can help manage the physical and mental symptoms.
Tags: Fibromyalgia


Medical News Today: Can essential oils help treat fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia causes chronic pain and fatigue. Learn more about which essential oils can help manage the physical and mental symptoms.
Tags: Fibromyalgia


FDA Warns Against Using TVAM

The FDA is warning against using TVAM as a treatment for nervous system disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. The post FDA Warns Against Using TVAM appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Crime, Medicine, Procedure, Research, Case, Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis, Canada, Food And Drug Administration, Disease, Fda, Criminal, Medication, Parkinson's, Discomfort, Pain


Fibromyalgia tender points: Locations and pain management

What is fibromyalgia and what are fibromyalgia tender points? Learn about the condition's additional signs and symptoms, complications, and treatments.
Tags: Fibromyalgia


Medical News Today: Fibromyalgia tender points: Locations and pain management

What is fibromyalgia and what are fibromyalgia tender points? Learn about the condition's additional signs and symptoms, complications, and treatments.
Tags: Fibromyalgia


Medical News Today: Is Fibromyalgia Real? Common Misconceptions About the Condition

Some people believe that fibromyalgia isn’t real or only affects women. Learn about these common myths as well as the causes and diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
Tags: Fibromyalgia


Medical News Today: Fibromyalgia Flares: Warning Signs and Treatments

What is a fibromyalgia flare-up and what are the potential flare-up triggers? Learn about the symptoms of fibromyalgia and tips for avoiding flare-ups.
Tags: Fibromyalgia


Medical News Today: Fibromyalgia and Itching: Causes and Treatment

How does fibromyalgia relate to itching and is itching mentioned in the diagnosis criteria? What may cause the itching and which treatments will help?
Tags: News, Las Vegas, Nevada, Fibromyalgia, Cliven Bundy


Medical News Today: Fibromyalgia in Men: Symptoms and Treatment

As fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men, it may be harder for men to get a diagnosis. What are the symptoms in men and how is it treated?
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8 Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia

Learn about natural remedies for relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia, including sleep, exercise, and some alternative therapies.
Tags: Fibromyalgia