Tag Archives: Fibromyalgia

How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia


How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia

The sun on my skin feels as if it is burning/cooking me. I avoid the sun as much as possible and that includes the heat itself. I don’t have to be in direct sunlight to feel like I am burning.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

If you must have chocolate, choose dark chocolate


If you must have chocolate, choose dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is supposed to be good for pain including Fibromyalgia. Dark chocolate has more cocoa in it and that is supposed to help with pain. Don’t eat the milk chocolate and white chocolate and expect the same results. Plus they have more sugar in them.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Fibromyalgia Dizziness, Balance & Falls


Fibromyalgia Dizziness, Balance & Falls

Balance problems and falling are a problem for me. I have even fallen down the steps several times which is why the kids made me move to a ground floor room.

My rheumatologist is also concerned with my balance problems and wanted to set me up with physical therapy. He even talked to the one in the same building colleague to colleague about finances, but it turned out that they were not in my insurance’s network. The PT/Dr there gave me two free visits and a bunch of exercises to do to help with this. I have been to balance therapy before.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Can Fibromyalgia Cause Osteoporosis?


Can Fibromyalgia Cause Osteoporosis?

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia


How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia

I am absolutely miserable during summer and burn within 15 minutes and 30 minutes with sunscreen. I try to avoid the summer heat.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Control this food group to help with Fibromyalgia pain


Carbohydrates are bad for those of us with Fibro pain. If  you are like me you love carb-laden foods. Now that I am on insulin for my diabetes, I went a bit too far. Time to stop. Should have stopped sooner.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Yeast infections and Fibromyalgia.


http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/yeastinfection/yeast-1.php

I get the external kind thankfully. Under my breasts and the belly rolls. The area is always damp there.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com