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In Case You Didn't Know...

I can't begin to tell you how many people I have recently come across that are completely misinformed about Fibromyalgia.  There are some that just think it's arthritis and there are others that still want to believe that it's a syndrome and not a disease.  I'm not sure why people want to hold true to that syndrome thing.  Many sites stopped calling it FMS for short several years ago.  It's now called FM because it is a disease-- period. 

But, for those of you that still need proof that it's an honest to goodness disease, here's some proof from a very reputable website called WebMD-- you may have heard of it.  Also, please note that this article is four years old which means that all of us who have this DISEASE have known it for years.

http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/news/20081103/fibromyalgia-a-real-disease-study-shows

How Do You Know If It's Fibromyalgia?

This blog entry from a chiropractic office in CA has some great information.  I can't begin to tell you how many healthy people I've known who have thought we Fibromites are "lazy".  Ugh!  Honestly, Fibromyalgia should be deemed the Type A Personality disease!  

Anyway, I'm digressing a little too much.  This article is a great source of information. 
How Do You Know If It's Fibromyalgia?

Organic Foods and Nutrition, Really?

I honestly don't know what Stanford is trying to prove here.  This has got to be the worst case of waste I've seen in a long time.  Organic fruits and veggies were never meant to be more nutritious than their pesticide filled counterparts.  Both contain vitamins and minerals, HOWEVER, one will kill you off a lot quicker than the other!

Pesticides and other harmful chemicals are bad for you.  We say how bad it is to inhale cigarette smoke whether it's first, second, OR third so why is it so hard to believe that ingesting chemicals is ALSO a bad thing?! 

UGH!  I can't believe that someone was given money in the form of a grant for this!  We should all be outraged by it and demand that grants only be given to people who are worthy of doing something important for society with them.  This study clearly was not important and proved very little. 

We should be taking steps forward as a society not backwards.  Chemicals and antibiotics are not healthy for any of us here in th…

Pre-Pregnancy Checklist for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Many sufferers have been searching the internet as of late for advice on pregnancy while having this beast so I've decided to devote today's posting to a pre-pregnancy checklist for all of you thinking about adding a new addition to your families.
Talk to your Fibromyalgia doctor about your medications.  Some meds are very harmful to growing fetuses.  Others may even hinder pregnancy.  Discuss a plan for weaning off these harmful medications and plan out a date for eliminating them either temporarily or for good before your pregnancy.Start taking prenatal vitamins now.  These vitamins are essential for baby so starting this good habit early is always a good thing.Have a game plan with family and friends for house duties.  Some of the regular house duties are a no-brainer for Mommy-to-be to do before pregnancy, however, once you have become pregnant, all bets are off.  Common household chores to steer clear of are changing the litter box, using harsh chemicals to clean the kitch…