Archive for the ‘Fibromyalgia’ Category

I’m a Mémé!

My grandbaby has arrived! So we’re short on sleep, but long on love and joy! Moving up here, the new baby and associated sleep loss, change in general – they all lead to increased pain. I don’t take any narcotic pain medications any more because the opiates just didn’t provide enough relief to be worth the […]

September 26, 2016 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
Posted in: Coping Strategies, Ehlers-Danlose Syndrom, Fibromyalgia, Pain, Sleep

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
Tags: , , , , , , ,  · Posted in: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia

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

Hope for Pain Relief

I’ve known of mindfulness practices for several years, and read Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn several years ago. It is one of the books I’ve recommended on this blog in the past. I have only recently, though, truly committed myself […]

March 23, 2012 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
Tags: , , ,  · Posted in: Fibromyalgia, Pain, Resources, treatments

Long term opiate use safe; One woman’s experience with Savella

There are two great articles from Karen Lee Richards in HealthCentral’s Chronic Pain Connection newsletter today. The first, One Patient’s Experience with Savella for Fibromyalgia, Richards brings us detailed feedback from one of her contacts, Brenda, who has been taking the new drug for seven weeks. Many of us have heard of Savella, but so […]

December 3, 2009 · Cyn Armistead · 6 Comments
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