Sometimes due to the immense pain I am in, I find it helpful to make fruit smoothies with Greek yogurt and juice. This way I'm getting the calcium, protein, and the fiber from the fruit. I avoid all foods with MSG as they are my biggest trigger for migraines.
Its way cheaper to make your own then to buy them.View Thread
I live in Florida and the summertime seems to be the worse time for my fibro to flare nearly 100% of the time. I was wondering for folks who live further north, if the colder temperatures also make fibromyalgia more difficult or does it help the fibro to improve? When it does it cold here the panhandle of Florida, I feel better and more motivated to do things, this is another reason why I wish I could afford to move. Let me know, thanks.View Thread
I can empathize, the pain does seem to be more intense especially if the period is really heavy, I know for me the pain is more intense as is the craving for chocolate and the irritability factor is increased as well. When I'm in a lot of pain I take very warm baths sometimes hot enough to turn my skin red.
There is still a popular misconception that this illness is all in our head, I sometimes wish that i could transfer all the pain, depression, and for me anger to the people who don't understand to them for just one day. That's all it would take. There are clinics for alcoholics, drug addicts, why can't there be local support for folks with chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia?View Thread
The only few good things that I have in my life right now is my jewelry making, a wonderful and supportive husband.
The one thing I could do without is being judged harshly by folks who do not understand or want to even try to understand. I wish I understood why my mother and I are no longer close, is it because she doesn't understand how debilitating this illness really is? My father has been more understanding and compassionate.View Thread