Second Visit

I had my second visit with Dr. V on Wednesday. She went over my blood work and it was all good. The lab did rule out Lupus so that is one less diagnosis on my chart! But we traded it for another that goes hand-in-hand with fibromyalgia, Allodynia (pain from touch). We went over my [...]

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The Rheumatologist

So I met the rheumatologist today.  She is definitely a good doctor on first impressions, she's Latina, from Puerto Rico; and is pure spitfire!  I'm going for a round of X-Rays, Lab Work, and I need to have a Sleep Study done.  She agrees 100% that I do indeed have Fibro, though Dr. V. is not [...]

It’s all in your head.

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/americans-are-abusing-over-counter-drugs-well-opioids-study-shows-n846401 This is my reaction to the above article. The problem is people with chronic pain such fibromyalgia (which I happen to have) are told the pain is all in our heads. A good many of doctors refuse to treat the pain and label us as drug seekers. Doctors have to listen more to their [...]

A Letter for All Fibro

*From the Archives of Just Us Owls* From Sue a letter written for all of us Fibro-Warriors! Fibromyalgia? Because you asked... Dear Concerned, You’ve recently asked me about fibromyalgia and I’m sure you’re wondering what all the hype is about. While most people have heard of it by now, that doesn’t mean they know what it [...]

Pain and Intimacy

This comes from older blog. Chronic Pain & Intimacy Today’s topic is one that is on the taboo side and not talked about that often even with people that do not have Chronic Pain.  So put the kids to bed and get a pencil for some notes! People need physical and emotional intimacy almost as [...]