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'To thine own self be true’: great advice from The Bard for fibromyalgia sufferers

In true fibro-style this post comes after the event: the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. But only a few days after.

Missing this self-imposed deadline made those all too familiar feelings of failure and guilt threaten to spoil my days and probably ruin my week. 349 more words


The Reality of the Glass Analogy

Lately this analogy has been floating around Facebook about the glass of water in the hand of a teacher and how she can hold it for a few moments no problem, but hold it for hours and it causes pain in her hand, her arm, her shoulder and back. 975 more words

Chronic Pelvic Pain

More of the Same...

Time is funny isn’t it? How it can seem to move so slowly for a while and then it seems as though you blink and you’ve lost weeks, months even, to the different things that make up your day. 1,267 more words

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Diet and the 'F' word: Food, Fibromyalgia or ... 2

Changes to my diet have had a positive effect on my fibromyalgia symptoms

Weight Loss

The first truly noticeable improvements in my fibromyalgia symptoms followed two changes in diet: the first for weight loss and the second was a predominantly gluten free diet, which developed after discovering my daughter had a gluten intolerance. 383 more words


Yet Another Specialist

Yesterday I met with a pain specialist with a background in anesthesia and chronic pain conditions.  What impressed me most was that he had taken time to review my file…he was also very gentle with his exam…understanding that I was all ready hurting. 526 more words

Calmare Post-Treatment Protocol

March 17, 2016

By Dr. Michael J. Cooney, Clinical Director

Congratulations!  You have completed your Calmare Therapy treatment protocol.

Now that you have less pain, or are pain-free, your quality of life is about to improve dramatically. 581 more words

Calmare Pain Treatment Therapy