Archive for June, 2006

Stress during pregnancy may lead to increased risk of fibromyalgia for baby girls

From a Uni­ver­si­ty of Pitts­burgh School of Med­i­cine Press Release about find­ings being pre­sent­ed at the Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress of Neu­roen­docrinol­o­gy June 19–22, 2006: Stress­ful or trau­mat­ic events expe­ri­enced dur­ing preg­nan­cy can have long-last­ing effects on the fetus, yet these effects may not become appar­ent until many years lat­er, accord­ing to a study sug­gest­ing that girls […]

June 29, 2006 · cyn · No Comments
Posted in: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, From the news

For Pila: How to make your own podcast

I was absolute­ly delight­ed to receive phone com­ments from Pila this week­end! I’ll play them in the next pod­cast. Pila also asked about how he would go about get­ting start­ed with doing his own pod­cast, so I’ll put on my Tech­noMom hat and try to answer that here. I took advan­tage of my own in-house […]

June 27, 2006 · cyn · 3 Comments
Posted in: Technical

Sleep ’til you wake

When’s the last time you just slept ’til you woke up? No alarm clock, no agen­da, no hun­gry pets—just lis­ten­ing to your own body? Try it this week. In fact, do it at least one day each week. It will give your body a chance to recharge and top off your bat­ter­ies, so to speak. […]

June 22, 2006 · cyn · No Comments
Posted in: Sleep

Episode 3

Episode 3 This time we dis­cussed deal­ing with hos­pi­tal­iza­tions, con­tin­ued our series on del­e­ga­tion, and wrapped up by con­sid­er­ing how we can add more beau­ty to our lives. The work­sheets I’ve cre­at­ed for you are here: Gen­er­al Med­ical Infor­ma­tion for Health Care Providers — Adobe Acro­bat file Health Care Providers — Adobe Acro­bat file Diag­noses […]

June 19, 2006 · cyn · 3 Comments
Posted in: Podcast

Podcast coming, serendipity

I do apol­o­gize, but my recov­ery has been slow­er than I expect­ed and I’ve had anoth­er trip to the emer­gency room. This one was due to not tak­ing good enough care of myself, as I got dehy­drat­ed and my blood pres­sure got way too low as a result. The pod­cast has been record­ed, though, and […]

June 17, 2006 · cyn · No Comments
Posted in: Podcast

It isn’t karma or punishment

We did noth­ing, in this or any oth­er life, to deserve ill­ness. We aren’t being pun­ished, nor are health­i­er peo­ple being reward­ed. I’m all for find­ing out about the phys­i­cal and bio­log­i­cal bases of our con­di­tions, as that infor­ma­tion is often a key part of find­ing the right treat­ment and pre­vent­ing relapse. Look­ing for a […]

June 9, 2006 · cyn · One Comment
Posted in: Attitude

How do you explain it?

How do you explain your ill­ness to those who don’t have it? While I haven’t come up with a good way to explain chron­ic fatigue syn­drome, I describe fibromyal­gia as a full-body migraine. Any­one who has ever had a migraine under­stands imme­di­ate­ly, and most peo­ple at least know some­one who does have dis­abling migraines. If […]

June 7, 2006 · cyn · One Comment
Posted in: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia

Music ‘can reduce chronic pain’

From BBC News via the Net-Gold list: Research has con­firmed lis­ten­ing to music can have a sig­nif­i­cant pos­i­tive impact on per­cep­tion of chron­ic pain. US researchers test­ed the effect of music on 60 patients who had endured years of chron­ic pain. Those who lis­tened to music report­ed a cut in pain lev­els of up to […]

June 6, 2006 · cyn · No Comments
Posted in: From the news

FMS/chronic illness blogs/casts?">Other FMS/chronic illness blogs/casts?

I’ll record episode 3 as soon as my sound tech (aka Sam, my part­ner) is avail­able. Right now, though, I’m in the mood to plump up my blogroll. Sug­gest oth­er blogs and pod­casts about fibromyal­gia, chron­ic fatigue, or chron­ic ill­ness, please! What are your favorites? Do you have one your­self? Tell me about it!

June 4, 2006 · cyn · No Comments
Posted in: Blogroll, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Resources

My Apologies

I must apol­o­gize for my absence here and the lack of a pod­cast last week! I’ve just got­ten home from a brief hos­pi­tal stay, and I didn’t have inter­net access there. I have plen­ty of mate­r­i­al to cov­er, although it won’t be on the planned top­ic. Stay tuned!

June 4, 2006 · cyn · No Comments
Posted in: Blogroll