When Chronic Illness Causes Depression

   At least one-third of people with chronic illness suffer from depression. Further, depression is one of the most common problems reported by chronically ill patients. When patients are faced with a life altering diagnosis, it can be easy for depression to set in. When I found myself depressed, I hid my symptoms from my…

Anemia and Fibromyalgia

Many fibromyalgia patients have other conditions in addition to fibromyalgia.  Additional conditions can make fibromyalgia symptoms worse and make daily tasks difficult to handle.  One of those additional conditions that fibromyalgia patients may also suffer from is anemia, a blood disorder that causes extreme fatigue and many complications. The symptoms of anemia creep up on…