You’re Pregnant. So Your Back Aches. What Else is New?
By: Elizabeth Kaffitz, Late in my second pregnancy, my back began to ache. It was bad enough siting down or in bed, but it was really bad when I stood up. My friends and relatives sympathized. My doctor told [...]
My Fibromyalgia Blessing
By : Audrey Neill, I have fibromyalgia. I feel blessed because before my diagnosis I had a very serious road traffic accident and after almost losing my life I really did see things from a new prospective. I am [...]
My Experience as a Young Adult Living with Fibromyalgia
By: Bethan JonesLiving with FibromyalgiaIt all started when I was 13 years old with pain in my knees. Doctors either thought I was a hypochondriac or that it was growing pains and would go away with time. Well, it never [...]
Orthostatic Intolerance Quiz
Have you ever found yourself using the walls of your hallway to guide you, as you try to make it from one room of your house to another? Have you ever stood up and felt so dizzy that you were [...]
Unconditional Love – Pets and Fibromyalgia
Many thanks to our community who shared pictures of their loving pets!! Oh yeah, Ahhh... By: Diane McKay When the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) recently asked members of the FM community to share stories about [...]
“I am Fibro!”
By, Susan Kepler My Fibromyalgia started with a rather short period of strength loss in my legs, mostly the right leg. I was a dedicated social dancer who loved any type of dancing, especially ballroom, and Zydeco dance. My [...]
Pain is My Pal
By, Pati Norman In 2014 after being in crippling pain and suffering from anxiety from it, I 'demanded' answers from my PCP. She drew blood. Sent samples to Mayo in Rochester. Came back a month later with "high risk [...]
Never Felt Young
By Laura Jones It all began around the age of six. I had scarlet fever at this time, which had me down for quite a while. After this tough bout of illness, I remember having headaches very often, even [...]
Thanks For The Prison Sentence Doctor!!
By, Jennifer Miles The last several years, my journey reminds me of much like being handed a life sentence in a prison and you did absolutely nothing to be given such a harsh punishment! When people ask me what [...]
In Memory of Dr Robert M Bennett
From Katrina Wagstaff (daughter of Dr. Robert M. Bennett) Since 1980, my father, Dr. Robert M. Bennett, did so much to bring awareness to Fibromyalgia, at a time when little was known about the disease and doctors told women, [...]
So, You Feel Better—Now What?
By Margit Crane, Feeling exhausted, enduring surprising levels of pain, accepting new limitations—these are the challenges of the newly diagnosed fibro patient. As the months or years pass, we learn to describe ourselves as “ill.” It is disheartening to [...]