Kathy Adatte-Ott

Fibromyalgia

Staying Positive with Fibromyalgia

How much credence do you put into the notion of maintaining a positive attitude? It is vital to keep a positive attitude while suffering from fibromyalgia. It is a very isolating...

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Margaret Osborne

Fibromyalgia

Staying Positive with Fibromyalgia

How much credence do you put into the notion of maintaining a positive attitude? None. What do you do to get through the difficult days? I just cope every day, I just get fed up...

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Kathy Adatte-Ott

Fibromyalgia

Share Your Coping Strategies

What do you do when you're feeling upset? After a dozen years as a Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue warrior, I can honestly see what has been helpful in coping. In the beginning...

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Deidre Tranter

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Comfort, Care and Routines

What kind of treatment are you receiving for your fibro? I am dealing with it on my own. I take NSAIDs when I am feeling pretty bad. I put heat pads on the areas that hurt the...

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Deidre Tranter

Fibromyalgia

Share Your Coping Strategies

What do you do when you're feeling upset? I will either stay in my room and talk to my friends on the net or I will do volunteer work. I also write out what is upsetting me and...

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Kathy Adatte-Ott

Fibromyalgia

How Your Life Has Changed with Fibromyalgia

Do you feel like fibromyalgia has changed you as a person? I was always an extroverted person and felt confident in myself. Fibromyalgia is an isolating disease. It took my confidence...

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Deidre Tranter

Fibromyalgia

How Your Life Has Changed with Fibromyalgia

Do you feel like fibromyalgia has changed you as a person? Yes, the every day stress of trying to get disability and not having an income makes a person kind of mad. I quit my...

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Deidre Tranter

Fibromyalgia

If You Were Able to Come Face to Face with Fibromyalgia, What Would You Say?

Go ahead. Vent your frustrations. Share how you persevere in the face of the everyday struggles of having fibromyalgiaPeople like me don't deserve this. I try to be there for...

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Kathy Adatte-Ott

Fibromyalgia

Navigating Love with Fibromyalgia

A lot of partners have trouble understanding the challenges you face with fibromyalgia. How does your loved one understand your condition? I married a man a lot like my Dad 37...

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Deidre Tranter

Fibromyalgia

How Do You Handle a "Fibro Flare-Up"?

When you have a fibro flare-up, what are your symptoms? How is it triggered? My flare-ups happen when I have bad stress, long-term stress, or am doing too much. My lower back...

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Deidre Tranter

Fibromyalgia

Share Your Feelings on the Awareness of Fibromyalgia

Is there more awareness in the world of fibromyalgia compared to when you first got diagnosed? I think there may be some but still a lot of people don't get how it is. When I...

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Deidre Tranter

Fibromyalgia

Share Your Daily Self Care Goals

Self-care goal 1Try and get plenty of rest and although it is pretty impossible sometimes, take a hot soothing bath and relax. When you go to bed, turn on some nice music or whatever...

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Deidre Tranter

Fibromyalgia

Staying Positive with Fibromyalgia

How much credence do you put into the notion of maintaining a positive attitude? I think you have to have pretty much stress-free or almost stress-free days so it doesn't activate...

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Deidre Tranter

Fibromyalgia

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I worked at a job setting up drinks at casino bars and working the sunrise shift. At home, I lived with my to be husband, his son who was...

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Deidre Tranter

Fibromyalgia

How Has Fibromyalgia Impacted Your Role as a Mom?

How has fibromyalgia affected you as a mom? Since I am older, I have grandchildren. I try to help my son out by taking them a few days a week. My one grandson is a toddler that...

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Michelle Jackson

Fibromyalgia

Navigating Love with Fibromyalgia

A lot of partners have trouble understanding the challenges you face with fibromyalgia. How does your loved one understand your condition? My partner is very understanding, it...

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Pat Kavanaugh

Fibromyalgia

Share What Alternative Therapies You Have Tried

What alternative therapies have you tried? I have tried many over the past 30 years, some will work short-term and others won't help at all. One that I tried was 'Gluten-free'...

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Deidre Tranter | How To Stay Motivated with Fibromyalgia

Deidre Tranter

Fibromyalgia

How To Stay Motivated with Fibromyalgia

What have you done to help overcome your symptoms of fibromyalgia? I first went down to part time at my last job. I thought I would have three days of work but they gave me only...

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Pat Kavanaugh | How To Stay Motivated with Fibromyalgia

Pat Kavanaugh

Fibromyalgia

How To Stay Motivated with Fibromyalgia

What have you done to help overcome your symptoms of fibromyalgia? I have tried medications, exercise, and many other things over the years. I also rest when things get too bad....

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Vicki Jo Eaton | Share What Alternative Therapies You Have Tried

Vicki Jo Eaton

Fibromyalgia

Share What Alternative Therapies You Have Tried

What alternative therapies have you tried? The main alternative therapy that I have had the most success with is the essential oils. When I talk to a lot of mainstream doctors...

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