NOT related to FMS!">Abortion is NOT related to FMS!

I detest igno­rant big­ots. And I absolute­ly con­sid­er the fol­low­ing hate speech: So like an HPV diag­no­sis in some­one would almost guar­an­tee that oth­ers would know the person’s poten­tial morals or lack there of, and HIV almost always denotes a gay man, a diag­no­sis of fibromyal­gia could poten­tial­ly indi­cate a woman who has abort­ed a […]

June 3, 2008 · cyn · One Comment
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Fibromyalgia or Depression?

There are many peo­ple, espe­cial­ly doc­tors, who claim that fibromyal­gia is just a symp­tom of depres­sion. I’ve had both, and I know the dif­fer­ence quite well. They are very, very dif­fer­ent. Being in pain all the time can cer­tain­ly lead to depres­sion. That’s just log­i­cal. There are, how­ev­er, peo­ple who have fibromyal­gia who are not […]

May 24, 2008 · cyn · 4 Comments
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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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ME and FMS">Responses to various comments about ME and FMS

Some of the com­ments are pret­ty old by now, but there are cer­tain themes that come back, over and over again. I’ve decid­ed to answer them once, and that’s it. ME and FMS are not “lifestyle” dis­eases. Researchers have found genet­ic, neu­ro­log­i­cal and car­di­o­log­i­cal anom­alies, so get off that blame-the-vic­­tim bull­shit. We know bet­ter. We’ve […]

January 23, 2008 · cyn · 8 Comments
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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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Related podcasts

There are two oth­er pod­casts that I know of for “fibromites,” as one group calls peo­ple with fibromyal­gia. Bet­sy Singh-Anand is a nurse, and her med­ical back­ground is reflect­ed in her pod­cast Fibromyal­gia Week­ly. Her feed hasn’t been updat­ed since March, but I hope she’ll be able to change that before too long. I encour­age […]

May 13, 2006 · cyn · No Comments
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