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Early Treatment Of Fibromyalgia More Effective, Research Suggests

This thesis done in Sweden looks very promising. The amount of people used in this particular study is unclear since this is thesis work, however, it's taking the research done on brain activity to a different level. Karin B. Jensen, postgraduate of The Department of Clinical Neuroscience is using terms like disease, genetics, and the phrase, "previously the causes of the disease were unknown."

Can I just say YAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!! We are FINALLY starting to see some great research into a disease (yes disease-- not syndrome) that was once thought to be "all in our head" having bonified PROOF!

Early Treatment Of Fibromyalgia More Effective, Research Suggests

Stay fabulous!
Love and friendship,

Kimberley

Pretend?

This is just down right disgusting. I can't believe that there are so many stupid people out there today.This is what paves the way for people to think we are not ill. Stupid. Just stupid.Stay fabulous!
Love and Friendship,KimberleyRod Liddle attacks “pretend disabled” in Sun column | Political Scrapbook

6 Weeks of Bliss Challenge #6

This week's challenge at Bliss.com for 6 Weeks of Bliss has me listing 5 quirky facts about myself to you, the readers.  I know this is something that's completely off topic, but I thought this would be a cool entry since I haven't done something like this in a long time.

I've been thinking about this all week and although I'm pretty quirky (which to me is just a nice way of saying I'm pretty weird), there's really not much I haven't revealed to you all because I'm an open book--pardon the writer's humor LOL!

And speaking of my humor, quirk number one would have to be my dry sense of it.  I've come out with some good stuff every once in a while.  In fact, it's pretty Jeff FoxWorthy hehe.  But sometimes it's so dry that I'm the only one who gets the joke.  Yeah-- it's that bad.

Quirk number two would have to be my precise perfectionism.  If I do something it HAS to be done right and I won't stop until it's Monk worthy.

6 Weeks of Bliss:Challenge #5

This week's challenge for 6 Weeks of Bliss is all about quick 10-15 minute exercise routines.  We all know that exercise is important.  Recent studies have shown that people who sit for 4 hours or more a day are at a greater risk of developing diabetes, heart conditions, and/or becoming obese.  Given that I have Fibromyalgia, I can add stiff muscles and possible flares to the mix if I miss my routines.

Movement for a writer or any person chained to a desk or vehicle can be tough.  I know the once all-too common 8 hour day is almost non-existent in today's society and our risks of developing fatal disease is dramatically increased with our typical 12-18 hour days.  Finding time for personal care is tough with a tight schedule so exercise can seem out of reach.  But it doesn't have to be.

A 10-15 minute workout can be done right at your desk and no one needs to be the wiser!  Tension usually happens in the neck and shoulder region of desk-bound workers and drivers.  Simple m…

To All the David's Out There

I recently received a comment from someone about my views on hypnosis.  David seems to think I'm being unfair to all the hypnotherapists out there and that I should try it so I don't have to suffer from Fibromyalgia.

To All of the David's Out There:

I have worked very hard at being as pain-free as possible.  If you care to read my blog, you'd know that because it's filled to the gills with a ton of information on daily coping, keeping a pain and food journal, recipes, exercise practices, as well as healing therapies like simple, chakra, and crystal meditations.  All of this is written with the intent of not only helping people cope but to also spread some positivity in an individual's otherwise dark world.

Having said that, I'm sure all the David's out there would say that they are trying to help out society by spreading the word that there is nothing wrong with hypnosis and it can in fact help people.  I'm not going to deny the fact that there are …

6 Weeks of Bliss Challege Week 4

I'm taking part in a wonderful challenge called Bliss Connect's 6 Weeks of Bliss.  The challenge is all about health this week and what my plans are to make 2012 the healthiest year yet. 

For Fibromyalgia sufferers, being healthy can seem like an impossible feat, but with slight changes to one's lifestyle, a proper diet filled with all the basic food groups, exercise, some inspiration, and a little bit of stubbornness, you can reach your healthy goals.

I've discussed exercise a lot on this blog and I believe that it's important for Fibromites to engage in gentle exercise routines when flares are at their peak.  Gentle yoga, tai chi, or other forms of slow movement exercise are great for the days when your flares are tough. 

The gentle art of stretching your muscles can help them be massaged into relaxation.  I also like gentle yoga because the movements are slow enough for me to realize the flow of my body.  Sometimes aerobics or zumba classes can be tough for me b…

Writing isn't Just for us Writers

If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times, writing in and maintaining a journal is vital when it comes to your Fibro flares.  You can discover many things about your flares if you list what you eat and do, followed by how you felt afterwards. 

Many people shy away from journals because they don't like to write or they fear it won't help since their doctor(s) already have inches (sometimes feet) of paperwork recorded.  A journal enhances what your doctors know and it may even help you if you decide to get tested for food sensitivities.

Sometimes the information you can give your doctor will guide them in the right direction for your particular case of sensitivities.  Not all clinics or doctors that test for sensitivities are created equal, however.  Some test for the basics like dairy or wheat while others run the gamut.  Some doctors will run a series of blood, breath, elimination diet, or endoscopy tests, others will use biofeedback screening.  One particular…

How stress is really hurting our kids

Sandwich caregivers' dual roles - USATODAY.com

This is a problem that unfortunately will only get worse as the boomer generation ages. I thought I'd share this article with all of you because the possibilities of caring for children, parents, and grandparents while having a chronic condition is highly likely.
Sandwich caregivers' dual roles - USATODAY.com