Rheumatoid Arthritis

My Rough & Frightening Journey to Diagnosis by Tiffany Stuart
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My Rough & Frightening Journey to Diagnosis, by Tiffany Stuart

Tiffany Stuart My name is Tiffany Stuart and I live in Los Angeles, CA. I am 23 years old and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in January 2019 at the age of 22. The cause of my Fibromyalgia is still unknown, but my mother was diagnosed with it as well. Click Here to Visit the Store […]

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Dealing Fibromyalgia with Yoga Poses
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Dealing Fibromyalgia with Yoga Poses

Yoga movement and respiration, visualization and techniques of relaxation can decrease suffering and fatigue, lead to deeper sleep and stress. Inadequate exercises may cause increased distress, but adapted yoga should not cause adverse side effects. After a yoga session, most people immediately feel better. My students often report better sleep, less muscle stress and more […]

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It’s Just a Stretch for your Pain
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It’s Just a Stretch for your Pain

Diane Lewis enjoyed wild-kayaking off Vancouver Island’s north-western coast, in the middle of tumultuous greens, and the remains of First Nations houses and villages, when she didn’t help her patients as a nurse or a Hellerwork practitioner. She paddled easily and pulled gracefully, driving her across the water. But since three car crashen she had […]

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Is to Possible for Getting Pain Free Pilates?
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Is to Possible for Getting Pain Free Pilates?

Pilates can be an effective way of building muscle strength and relieving chronic muscle tension in people with fibromyalgia. Although many believe that Pilates’ approach focuses on abdominal muscles, the whole body is re-formed by focusing on the respiration and movement awareness. By stretching and strengthening muscles, opening joints and releasing tensions carefully, regular Pilates […]

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I don't even believe in how can I have an illness?
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I don’t even believe in how can I have an illness?

I find myself fighting to lift my sandwich, one night when my husband and I sit down for a delicious meal. It’s too loud! It’s too loud! It isn’t a sandwich, it’s just the regular meal I’ve ordered a lot. My arms can’t carry the weight literally. Will I be insane? I’m not saying anything, […]

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Fibromyalgia and the event of Economic Burden
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Fibromyalgia and the event of Economic Burden

Fibromyalgia is expensive for the individual as well as for society. A 2007 study showed that 34% of fibromyalgia patients spend between $100 and $1000 a month over their health insurance. The costs in the US are estimated between 12-14 billion dollars per year by prominent researchers and experts at fibromyalgia and represent a 1-2 […]

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Chronic Pain and Couples Experience
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Chronic Pain and Couples Experience

In the purest of sense, though others do not really understand or judge the physical pain of others, those who live with pain are conscientious of the profound impact it has on themselves and their loved ones. Chronic pain is called a ‘quintessential solitary experience.’ This applies naturally to any severe disease. In her memoir […]

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Stretch/Extension is one of the pillars of Fibromyalgia treatment
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Stretch/Extension is one of the pillars of Fibromyalgia treatment

“To feel my best, I must stretch daily. It makes me smoother, relaxed and energy-free, “said Diane Lewis, an eager backpacker and kayaker before being in a pileup of three cars and her life changed forever. Lewis swears by stretching out every day to help her pain and fatigue and thinks that by following advice […]

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You can't get rid of Chronic Illness Roller-Coaster
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You can’t get rid of Chronic Illness Roller-Coaster

Two years have passed since chronically ill people fell and what a scooter ride. For rollercoasters I was never really one, but here I am on a ride of my life! All of it was rolling on the road of the rollers, chugging and barrelling through curves with endless twist and turn, high and lowering, […]

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My Previous Travel Blog for Chronic Illness
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My Previous Travel Blog for Chronic Illness

For more than 30 years I have been traveling and for half of that time have a chronic illness. I know first hand that it is EXTREMENT difficult but not impossible to travel while fighting for your health. It’s not like you can get your sick body for your holidays and just get a new […]

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