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It Pays To Fight Dirty

By MelissaW | Chronic Illness , Health , Self Improvement

I feel your pain. I’ve been there. Through the months spent bedridden because I was too sick to walk across the room. The years writhing in pain as I try to fall asleep. Feeling so isolated, so scared. Hundreds of doctor appointments, thousands of hours spent worrying. More diagnoses than I care to recall, none […]

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A Mother’s Tale: Being Happy Despite the Pain

By MelissaW | Bipolar , Chronic Illness , Fibromyalgia , Uncategorized

Fibromyalgia is a painful disease to have, affecting many of your physical activities. Being a mother with such a disease presents an even bigger challenge. If that’s not enough of a load to bear, the situation is made even more difficult when you have a bipolar spouse. This is not exactly the […]

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Does Your Fibromyalgia Define You As A Mom?

By MelissaW | Chronic Illness , Fibromyalgia , Uncategorized

Fibromyalgia doesn’t define you as a person or as a mom. A mom is always a mom no matter if she has fibromyalgia or not. A mom will always do anything in her power to keep their kids safe, healthy, happy, secured, safe. This is the role you have as a mom and there is no chronic disease that is going to take it away from you.

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One Thing Every Family Member Must Understand About Fibromyalgia

By MelissaW | Chronic Illness , Fibromyalgia , Uncategorized

One Thing Every Family Member Must Understand About Fibromyalgia Suffering from a chronic disease is never easy. But it gets even worse when doctors have such a hard time to diagnose it as it is the case of fibromyalgia. The truth is that there is an estimate that about 10 millions of Americans suffer from […]

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Discomfort Relief – Fibromyalgia Discomfort Treatments For Pain

By MelissaW | Chronic Illness , Uncategorized

Fibromyalgia Discomfort Treatments For Pain If you hurt all over your body, and regularly feel exhausted, gone through many tests to learn what is incorrect with you and even then, your doctor cannot discover anything particularly incorrect with you; your pain may very well be an outcome of Fibromyalgia. If you experience tender points on […]

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Is Your Home Hazardous To Your Health?

By MelissaW | Chronic Illness , Uncategorized

We tend to think of our homes as our havens–safe places to go in order to retreat from the assault of modern life. For the most part, this is true. But there is a hidden danger lurking in the seemingly tranquil and protective confines of our houses, and it’s something we ought to sit up and notice. That hidden danger is the quality of indoor air.

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What is Your Journey with Fibromyalgia?

By MelissaW | Chronic Illness , Fibromyalgia , Uncategorized

What is Your Journey with Fibromyalgia? What a journey I took through those ten years, attempting to get well! It took two years before I even found a physician who could diagnose me correctly. Until that point, doctors would simply attempt without success to treat my various symptoms. Often they’d tell me to get a […]

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A Startling Fact About 5 Key Behaviors That Prevent Chronic Disease

By MelissaW | Chronic Illness

Health advice can be complicated, but one thing is simple. Experts at the CDC say that there are 5 key health behaviors that can dramatically reduce your risk for chronic disease. The trouble is, barely 6% of Americans are following them all. First, you’re probably wondering what these 5 super habits are. Here’s the list: […]

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