Light and noise sensitivity is something that doctors and researchers have closely linked to fibromyalgia since the early 1990s when medicine started to recognize it as a real condition. However, despite its recognition, it is one of those fibro symptoms that are not priority on the long list of fibromyalgia symptoms that most of us… Read More Light & Noise Sensitivity in Fibromyalgia Patients
In the first year after rheumatoid arthritis came into my life, I quickly got tired of hearing people downplay RA as “just” arthritis. Here I was struggling with this new diagnosis and I was in a lot of pain because I had not yet found a treatment plan that worked for me, and what I… Read More What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve heard about your arthritis condition?
Fibromyalgia take about three to five years on average to be diagnosed and most patients endure a long and difficult journey in the process. There are many factors to contribute to this delay including the fact that the only indicator that something is wrong is pain and symptoms that go undetected in blood work and… Read More What did it take for you to get a fibromyalgia diagnosis?
The number of persons affected by arthritis is going up and this number is going to continue to climb because the baby boomer generation is aging. Recent numbers indicate that over 21 percent of adults (1 in 5) reported being diagnosed with osteoarthritis or another arthritis related condition such as rheumatoid arthritis. It can be… Read More Is there a cure for arthritis?
We have all been guilty of this but the truth is, self-diagnosis is a bad idea. It does not even matter what website you are using. WebMD or National Institutes for Health – don’t do it! First, it is not easy as it seems and it can lead to incorrect conclusions. Feel free to research… Read More The Internet as a Resource and the Mistake of Self-Diagnosis
If you want to keep working full or part time, you have to stay physically and mentally able to continue to manage your job responsibilities. To avoid stress and anxiety, you need to allow yourself more time during the day to get your responsibilities done. Speak with your employer about a flexible schedule that would… Read More Chronic Illness Tip: Make Job modifications