As those of you with CFS and fibromyalgia know, getting a decent sleep seems near impossible. Yet, those few rare nights that you do, you feel SOOO much better the next day. Some of you have found a mix of treatments that are giving you your solid eight hours of restful sleep. Others feel like they've tried everything and nothing works without leaving them hung over.
In this article, I will give you an overview on how to get eight hours of solid sleep a night--without a hangover. We'll discuss a mix of lifestyle, natural remedies, and medications. I have... [Read More]
Reprinted with the kind permission of Julie Ryan at Counting My Spoons.
There’s an article that’s gone viral in the last few weeks, 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself. As I read it, I couldn’t help but thi...
In my 10 years of chronic illness, one of the most painful things to deal with was the reaction of other people to what I was going through and trying to communicate my experiences to them. It was crushing t...
I remember being a teenager, staying overnight at my best friends and not sleeping more than four hours; and as a young adult going out dancing with my friends until 2 a.m., needing to be at work the next morning by 7 a.m. I thought I wa...
Dr. Robert Bennett is a world-renowned FM expert and researcher with more than 35 years of experience in the FM field.
Are trigger point injections cumulative over time? Q:I have been getting weekly trigger point injections for a month. I don't see any improvement. Are the injections cumulative over time or can you suggest anything else for pain?
One should know immediately whether a myofascial trigger point injection is effective. Firstly, if the trigger point is accurately located there should be a sharp pain when it is pierced; sometimes this is associated with a... [more]
The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits
People with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) face many challenges when pursuing their claim for long term disability insurance benefits, and the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is one of them. The Functional Capacity Evaluation is a bad test for anyone who is disabled – but for people suffering from Fibromyalgia or CFS, it’s often a complete disaster.
Disability insurance companies have terminated benefits based on the results of the FCE, so... [more]