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Death rates soar among women using prescription drugs

Though I can understand much of the sentiment of this article, I am also appalled that a doctor thinks of women so poorly. People with Fibromyalgia have been misunderstood enough, and for a doctor to allude to the fact that women "doctor shop" just to get drugs, is just plain disgusting. I'm also angry that he is quoted in saying "How do you do no harm?"

Yes, we as a society, ALL have to take responsibility in drug overdoses. It's an epidemic and something needs to be done. But I think it's COMPLETELY wrong for a doctor, a health insurance company, or a drug industry to assume that the blame is equal across the board between them and us as the consumer. Here's why:

The businesses we work for-- you know, the ones who pay us so we can pay our medical bills-- "shop" for health insurance. They don't want to pay a lot. They want to make money. I can't blame them. But when they "shop", it forces us to "shop" for a new…

Sad Cat Diary

I know this video is a little off topic, well okay, it's A LOT off topic, but I thought you could use a little laugh. Not all of you may be cat lovers, but even if you know just a little about cats, or the expressions they give off from time to time, you will get this and hopefully laugh.

Sometimes with this illness, I tend to get too serious for my own good. In a sense, I ketch myself. My OCD used to be about cleaning, but now I find that I will obsess about eating perfect, thinking perfect, or exercising perfect so I feel okay. And honestly, that's not how I should be. That kind of thinking will eventually get me into the same trouble I had BD (Before Diagnosis).

So please, have a laugh, remember what it's like to just feel. We OCD people forget to do that because we are ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS trying to strive for perfection.

Oh, and dog lovers, I haven't forgotten about you. How can I? Sport is just as much a part of my life as Onyx! I'll post a "Sad Dog D…

Study Shows Links of Childhood Pain to Adult Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia

Study Shows Links of Childhood Pain to Adult Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia
This study just confirms what I've known all along. I've had Fibro since birth.

What I'm Thankful For This Holiday Season

It's been a while since my last post and I apologize for that.  National Novel Writing Month got the best of me during the month of November and when I mean the best, I mean the best.  I was determined to write 50,000 words this year.  Very determined. 

Why?  Well, I lost four years in a row.  I didn't make 50,000 words.  I wrote.  And I have many, many started stories.  But none of them were finished.

This year?  I hit 50,000!  YAY!!!  But it wasn't easy.  It hasn't been for the past 5 years because something always happens.  Within the past 5 years someone, or a pet(s), has died.  Yup.  Every November and that has always made me stop. 

November used to be my Uncle's favorite holiday.  He liked it because it wasn't ridden with commercialism.  And even though this may sound bias because I loved my Uncle John greatly, God rest his soul, I like Thanksgiving for the same reason.

But, November tends to be the time that people leave this plane.  Maybe because they h…

Researcher Blames Food Allergies on Chemical Sensitivities