Category «Fibromyalgia»

The Difference Between Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

One of the most common misconceptions about myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is the difference between the specific illness and other types of fatigue. This simple misunderstanding snowballs into real challenges for those with ME/CFS, who have to contend with people’s assumptions that they are not seriously unwell – just tired. The common name of the disease …

10 Tips for the Days You’re in a Lot of Pain

My name is Ingrid and I have endometriosis and fibromyalgia. It’s a crazy life and sometimes the pain catches up to me – I think that happens to all of my fellow spoonies once in a while (sometimes more often than we’d like to admit). Since there are a ton of these kinds of tips out there, …

5 of the Worst Chronic Illness Symptoms

People with chronic illnesses go through a lot on a daily basis. From the horrid array of physical symptoms to the dreaded psychological torture, we are warriors constantly battling an invisible war within our very own bodies. Some days the pain, both physical and psychological, is somewhat bearable and we are able to push through …