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Increasing number of Americans dealing with fibromyalgia - Good4Utah.com

Is It a Gluten Sensitivity or a Carb In The Wheat?

This article has been circulating the internet as of late in either written or video form. It talks about a study done where gluten sensitive people may not actually have a problem with wheat but with fructan.

The study is very small, and you all know what I think about small studies. I'd rather see at the very least 100 participants to see if there is any validity to these findings. Having said that, I can understand where this is all going. Many researchers believe Celiac Disease is rare since only 1 percent of the population ever gets diagnosed. So according to these researchers, it MUST be something else rather than wheat, right?

It could be. I personally didn't have a huge problem with wheat. I'd break out in an eczema flare if I had two servings of pasta in a week, but that was it. I didn't start having serve bloating that led to a 4 size change in my dress size until just a couple of years ago. I also miscarried twice, suffered from severe panic attacks, hand ec…

2014 Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Conference

Manage My Pain App

An app created by founder and CEO of ManagingLife Tahir Janmohamed, called Manage My Pain is getting noticed. Not only is it the most downloaded app on Android and award winning, but the reviews are quite high with an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars for its free version and 4.3 out of 5 stars for its paid version.

This app offers chronic pain suffers a way to electronically capture their day-to-day pain in one program that is compatible with cloud and any Android device and then the patient can look up easy to read reports for him/herself and the doctor.

This app can replace all the hard copy tracking you have in a pain diary, journal, log, and/or tracker for any sufferer of chronic pain, especially ones suffering from arthritis, cancer, chronic muscular pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue, so you and your doctor have a better sense of your condition.

Both the main site (http://www.managinglife.com) and the Google app store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=c…

The 15 Best Fibromyalgia Blogs of 2014

Fibro and Fabulous made the list for the 3rd year in a row! YAY!!!! A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all of you, my dear readers. I couldn't have made this accomplishment without all of you!
http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/best-fibromyalgia-blogs

Stay fabulous!
Love and friendship,

Kimberley

Upcoming Interview

In a few days I will have the pleasure of talking with a rheumatologist about a new treatment for Fibromyalgia.

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I will be sharing not only that, but what we discuss on Friday with my subscribers first BEFORE it gets posted here.

Stay fabulous!

Kimberley

Making of -- Forever Friends Book Cover (+playlist)

Are you curious about my upcoming Paranormal Romance novel? If so, hop on over to https://www.facebook.com/authoramandakimberley to check it out, like the page, and receive updates!  This novel will be available on Amazon and Kindle Direct Publishing shortly!





Appreciation

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I just came across this statement this morning and I find it to ring very true in my own life, but it may not be for the reasons as you see it. This entry today may sound more like a rant as opposed to my other entries, but it's nothing more than me standing up for what I believe we Fibromites should all have in our lives.

Relationships are truly important. You have family relationships, friendships, partnerships, working relationships, and the list goes on of important people in your life.

In today's society it seems we have many, many people that think our time means very little. I've personally spent countless hours driving all over New England for middle school band concerts, middle school basketball games and tournaments, school projects, school functions, and the like. Each one of these things had a person in charge who expected many, many hours of dedication from my child with little regard to the parent who had to supply the ride, time, and money to pay these peopl…