Archive for July, 2012

Being an active part of your own health care team, part I

People who have chronic or complex health issues need to take an active role in their own health care. That doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and in fact it runs counter to the traditional way of interacting with “Doctor God” that I, for one, learned from my own parents. In this series, we’ll talk about […]

July 16, 2012 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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Fight Brain Fog!

Or, at the very least, give yourself more resources to fight it! Cognitive abilities are like muscles, in that they have to be developed and exercised regularly, even stretched to keep them flexible. We can’t necessarily avoid the cognitive deficits that come with some of our illnesses, or as a side effect of our medications. […]

July 15, 2012 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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Canaries Are Us

Have you ever heard of how miners used to use canaries to test the air in mines? The birds would get ill, or even die, from bad air much more quickly than humans would realize that the air was bad, allowing the humans to get out of the mine. Those of us who have serious […]

July 6, 2012 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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Getting Better

I’ve been very busy over the last six months and had some major changes in my life that have been very stressful. As I’ve said elsewhere, my main strategy in dealing with fibromyalgia has been to reduce stress in my life as much as possible. Unfortunately, the main source of stress in my life over […]

July 5, 2012 · Cyn Armistead · 4 Comments
Tags:  · Posted in: Fibromyalgia, Pain