Private Fibromyalgia Support Group

Healtheo360 has launched a private support group for people with fibromyalgia I am moderating.   I’d like to see you there.  Come by, become a member of Healtheo360 and join the support group. Healtheo360 is a community for patients with chronic conditions and their loves to share their stores, motivation and support.  It is a also…

Recognizing and Dealing with Toxic People in Your Life

  You deserve to surround yourself with people who love, accept and encourage you and your fibromyalgia diagnosis. Living with fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses means minimizing the things in your life that make your symptoms worse. Sometimes, it might even mean eliminating people, especially if those people stand in the way of your health….

3 Ways Psychologists Help Chronically Ill Patients

Chronic illness takes its toll – and not just physically. The psychological needs of people with chronic illness are often overlooked and patients find themselves dealing with an uncertainty that often makes coping difficult. Patients struggle with emotional stress caused by illness along with anxieties towards the future and the type of support needed. Psychological…

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…

What I Really Mean to Say

Living with chronic illness and pain is something that isn’t easily understood by people who are not going through the same thing.  Moreover, the effects of illness are an emotional and personal daily battle. Most people have this notion that if you look fine, you are feeling good or having a good health day.  Many…

Hurt Feelings on Health Social Networks

Health support social networks can be a great resource for chronically ill people but they can also be a place of hurt feelings.  The internet has allowed the opportunity to be involved health support networks without leaving our homes.  Only on the World Wide Web can you wake up at 3 am dealing with pain…