Archive for the ‘Fibromyalgia’ Category

FMS and CFS/ME?">Cortisol and FMS and CFS/ME?

There’s been a lot of buzz over the past week about a study pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Chron­ic Fatigue Syn­drome that sug­gests treat­ing fibromyal­gia and ME/CFS with cor­ti­sol (a steroid), based on the fact that most patients have low cor­ti­sol lev­els. I do not have access to that pub­li­ca­tion, but would like to point […]

March 22, 2008 · cyn · 5 Comments
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& Fibromyalgia: Lessons Learned and Other Random Thoughts">Excellent article: Pregnancy & Fibromyalgia: Lessons Learned and Other Random Thoughts

ButY­ouDont­Look­Sick has a mar­velous arti­cle up today: ButYouDontLookSick.com : Preg­nan­cy & Fibromyal­gia: Lessons Learned and Oth­er Ran­dom Thoughts. I’m in the “0.08% chance of that hap­pen­ing” group, like the author. I was sick all the time through­out my one suc­cess­ful preg­nan­cy. Yes, all day, every day, from about a week after con­cep­tion ’til months after […]

February 4, 2008 · cyn · No Comments
Posted in: Fibromyalgia

Pain cures for women; Migraines from low-energy light bulbs

I’ve had these two sto­ries book­marked to post here for a bit, so it seems past time for me to actu­al­ly do it. The best new pain cures, with a focus on women Many women have a tough time find­ing the right kind of relief for their pain –and for good rea­son: Until recent­ly, experts […]

January 9, 2008 · cyn · 2 Comments
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New Resource: Curehunter.com

Cure­hunter is an inter­est­ing addi­tion to our online tool­box. It’s a visu­al med­ical dic­tio­nary. Here’s part of what it gives me when I look up fibromyal­gia:

November 24, 2007 · cyn · No Comments
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Not Dead Yet!

I haven’t giv­en up on this blog, either. Or even the long-mis­s­ing pod­cast! I don’t know why I haven’t post­ed in so long, hon­est­ly. I’ve been in a very qui­et time, but it’s time to leave the shell. I have had more health prob­lems, and I’m on more med­ica­tions now. I’ve added a wheel­chair to […]

November 24, 2007 · cyn · No Comments
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The Syndrome Syndrome

My good­ness. I think some­body over at Home on the Strange might have encoun­tered one of those peo­ple who makes life so hard for those of us who real­ly have invis­i­ble dis­abil­i­ties! Go on over and read the com­ic. I don’t want to spoil the sur­prise!

April 4, 2007 · cyn · 4 Comments
Posted in: Attitude, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Education, Fibromyalgia

Will there be a cure?

I respond­ed to a post in a friend’s Live­Jour­nal, in which she talked about a friend of hers who has just been diag­nosed with chron­ic fatigue syn­drome. Her friend was very upset that my friend didn’t believe there is a cure for fibromyal­gia or CFS (at least, there isn’t one right now). This is part […]

December 11, 2006 · cyn · 14 Comments
Posted in: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia

Researchers say pain from fibromyalgia is real

Not that it’s news to those of us who have it, but it’s good to be val­i­dat­ed! Fibromyal­gia often has been mis­di­ag­nosed as arthri­tis or even a psy­cho­log­i­cal issue. Increas­ing­ly, though, the sci­en­tif­ic knowl­edge about fibromyal­gia is grow­ing, and a new paper from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan Health Sys­tem says there are “over­whelm­ing data” that […]

December 1, 2006 · cyn · 11 Comments
Posted in: Fibromyalgia, From the news, Neurology, Pain

Episode 4

Episode 4 The first episode in the new, short­er for­mat, record­ed on my very own micro­phone. Thank you for your patience in wait­ing for it! Most of today’s show is about audio enter­tain­ment and infor­ma­tion, which is great when the fatigue is so bad that lis­ten­ing is one of the few things we can do. […]

October 29, 2006 · cyn · No Comments
Posted in: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Pain, Podcast, Relaxation, Resources

Empowered by a microphone

I gave myself a gift today: a head­set with my very own micro­phone for the pod­cast. It isn’t as fan­cy as the one that I was using, which is my partner’s Very Nice (read: intim­i­dat­ing) micro­phone. That one, though, sits on the desk­top on its own stand. I know this sounds piti­ful, but I have […]

September 3, 2006 · cyn · No Comments
Posted in: Fibromyalgia, Podcast