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Fibromyalgia and insomnia

Fibromyalgia and Insomnia

Fibromyalgia and Insomnia

When you have fibromyalgia, it can be challenging to get a good night’s sleep. Insomnia, sleep disruptions, physical pain, and other symptoms of fibromyalgia frequently keep MyFibroTeam members up all night. “Insomnia is the worst symptom of this...
Posted 10/10/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have fibromyalgia, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain chronic pain, fatigue, and brain fog. No matter what you’re feeling, you’...
Posted 10/03/2019
Itching with fibromyalgia

Itching with Fibromyalgia

Itching with Fibromyalgia

If you’re experiencing frequent itching with fibromyalgia, you’re not alone. MyFibroTeam members with “fibro itch” report intense and painful itching that can pop up suddenly, anywhere on the body. They describe the sensation as a “creepy-crawly,”...
Posted 10/01/2019
Increasing energy with fibromyalgia

Increasing Energy with Fibromyalgia

Increasing Energy with Fibromyalgia

Members of MyFibroTeam search for ways to increase their energy as they battle fatigue, one of the most common fibromyalgia symptoms. Low energy impacts every aspect of members’ lives, from work to family to their mental health. “No energy for...
Posted 09/23/2019
How good boundaries make life with fibromyalgia easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Fibromyalgia Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Fibromyalgia Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like fibromyalgia. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with fibromyalgia can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed fibro. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you feel? It's...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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How Fibromyalgia Has Changed My Life

How Fibromyalgia Has Changed My Life

Before fibro I worked up to two jobs, raised three boys alone, and kept a clean house. Now I’m in pain every day, all day. I have trouble thinking, talking—can’t even finish a sentence most of the time. Not to mention the exhaustion. Getting out...
Posted 06/04/2019
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