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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.

People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease have difficulties breathing, primarily due to the narrowing of the airways, this is called airflow obstruction. 903 more words

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4 Months Post-Partum with Fibromyalgia

The first two months after Lucy was born were great. My pain was being managed with only 10 mg of cyclobenzeprine muscle relaxants per day (5 mg in the morning, 5 mg at night), avoiding obvious intense exercise and not doing repetitive things with my hands like gardening, yada yada yada. 633 more words

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Oh, WOW: Good Morning, Fibromyalgia!

I’ve been feeling pretty great during the past few days in terms of energy and mental clarity. I feel like myself, eager to get things done, a positive mentality, easy to smile, easy to give baby Lucy my energy…just awake and ready to rock n’ roll. 260 more words

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Life Must Go On...And It's Really Okay!

When people hear the words “pain” and “exhaustion” as a description of your fibromyalgia symptoms, I think the first image that pops into their minds is of this wrecked person lying on the couch in pain barely able to open their eyes. 469 more words

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Endowhelmed

This morning I was in tears. My friend turned sister was having a really rough Endo flare and being over 500 kilometers away didn’t make it any easier. 481 more words

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5 Things I'm Learning About My Fibromyalgia

I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 1.5 years ago…but despite that I probably started developing fibromyalgia almost 4 years before that, it still seems to be evolving into whatever it’s full ____ (I can’t think of the right word) is going to be. 1,358 more words

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Arthritis explained (a little) 

I saw this on Facebook and it made me laugh. It’s not even that funny, but I just thought it summed up everything nicely.

I have arthritis and most of you will think of old people who creak when they move but in reality it can affect everyone and anyone. 954 more words

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