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Five Things That Don't Mean We're Okay

by Kacie FlemingLife with chronic illness(es) is the craziest, most unexpected tightrope walk. First, life as a "normal" person is turned upside down (which greatly reduces the ability of those around you to identify with you), and often the...… read more >
Posted 02/28/2017
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Five Years: Helpless to Empowered

by Kacie FlemingFive years ago this month, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia (and a bit later, unofficially with chronic fatigue syndrome). My health crisis had begun a few months before, the fall after I graduated college, and continued to...… read more >
Posted 02/16/2017

Three Ways Chronic Illness Is Isolating

by Kacie FlemingChronic illness is many things. It is painful. It is expensive. It is confusing. It is heartbreaking. But one thing it is that I'm starting to realize just magnifies the longer you're sick is this: It is isolating. In many...… read more >
Posted 01/29/2017
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Your Answers: The Worst Fibro Advice (Infographic)

We asked and you answered! We posted this question: What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you? and thousands of you took the time to respond.What did we learn? From the unconcerned ("Think more positively") to the plain...… read more >
Posted 11/14/2016
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9 Ways to Naturally Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms

by Mara Rose. Mara has been living with chronic pain and fibromyalgia for the last 15 years.Every morning, I wake up with a stiffness across my body that is so sharp and painful that I need to give myself anywhere from five to 15 minutes just to...… read more >
Posted 10/27/2016
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How to Change Your Perspective When You Have Fibro

by Mara Rose. Mara has been living with chronic pain and fibromyalgia for the last 15 years.Get uncomfortable.Hear me out…Life is often unpredictable with fibromyalgia. Some days can really be frustrating. We struggle to stay awake during the day,...… read more >
Posted 10/14/2016
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Fibro: What People Don't See (Infographic)

There's so much more to fibromyalgia than meets the eye. Below the surface, living with fibro can mean days spent in bed, missed appointments, and alternate days when we seem "fine." We know that fibromyalgia comes with hundreds of possible...… read more >
Posted 10/04/2016
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History Shows You Are Not Alone With Fibromyalgia

by Mara Rose. Mara has been living with chronic pain and fibromyalgia for the last 15 years.Fibromyalgia.It’s a real condition, and it’s really painful. That is a fact.Getting doctors to understand the reality of your pain can be difficult –...… read more >
Posted 09/26/2016

The Mask of Invisible Illness and Fibromyalgia

by Elizabeth (Hope in Pain)I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the term ‘invisible illness.’ During a hospital stay last year I had a discussion with a few other chronic pain patients about the benefits and drawbacks of living with a visible...… read more >
Posted 07/14/2016

Vacation Tips for the Chronically Ill

by Kacie F.All through my childhood, my family would go to the beach (Surfside Beach, S.C., in case you’re curious) every single summer. Yeah, I would say that going to the beach, my birthday, and Christmas were the highlights of each year. My...… read more >
Posted 07/14/2016
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