Learn the triggers of depression when living with fibromyalgia and how to overcome the symptoms. For so many with fibromyalgia, depression is a fact of life. In fact, depression is one of the most common complications of chronic illness. Just the idea of facing a long life with illness brings about uncertainty, grief, anger and… Read More How to Handle Depression and Fibromyalgia
Learn how to take your fibromyalgia healthcare into your own hands and approach your doctor in a more confident, educated way. It is very difficult for patients to do what they don’t understand. Therefore, it is vital to arm yourself with the knowledge necessary to take a more active role in your healthcare. Patient empowerment… Read More Fibromyalgia: Three Things You Need to Know about Patient Empowerment
Sex is a hot topic and it is also a taboo topic. Whether you are talking freely among friends or for educational purpose, there will be controversy. As it pertains to arthritis, many of you have found yourselves wondering whether arthritis and sex can even go together, but it is not a topic you want… Read More Overcoming Arthritis in the Bedroom
It may seem as if flares are the most difficult tests of all to endure. Every time I experience a flare, I think that I know what to expect but regardless of experience, it seems that every flare is different. Yet, in some ways, they are all the same. In the moments where I feel… Read More A Cheat Sheet for Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares
Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily a joint disease. However, RA occasionally affects other parts of the including the eyes. Eye conditions associated with RA include: (1) Dry eyes – you can use preservative free artificial eye drops to ease the discomfort of dry eyes. It is also possible that this could be a symptom of Sjogren’s,… Read More Can rheumatoid arthritis affect the eyes?
When you are diagnosed with arthritis, regardless of the type you have, you begin to have feelings of uncertainty. You also have many questions, many which are unanswerable especially at the time of diagnosis. The important thing that patients look for when it comes to a prognosis is measurable results. However, that is not… Read More Do you worry about the future?