Tag Archives: Pain

How To Dress For Less Fibromyalgia Pain


  1. Get rid of tight clothing, opt for loose-fitting clothes. Maternity tops are perfect as they support the back and are loose in front.
  2. Don’t wear elastic waist bands. If you must wear them choose the ones with waist ties.
  3. Choose soft fabrics. Those with stretchy material are best.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Withdrawal, snow and pain


Fibromyalgia Pain Tip – Substitute Sugar with Blackstrap Molasses


This is something I have not tried although it sounds like a possibility. Read the article here.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

4 Exercises Deemed OK for Fibromyalgia


I know what most if not all of you are thinking! Am I crazy? Exercise with Fibromyalgia???

Yes I agree wholeheartedly with you. Just moving or lying or even sitting with my Fibromyalgia is quite painful. I am going to list the 4 recommended exercises and who knows maybe one of them will help you if you have the urge to try it. I personally think a warm water swim wouldn’t be so bad, but I don’t have a pool that I can use.

  1. walking – I can only manage about 5 minutes before I need to stop or get some sort of support. I have used a cane, but not at the moment. I use the shopping carts if they have them or find a bench to sit on. I spend a lot of time sitting in the car while my son runs the errands.
  2. swimming – sounds nice if you have a pool. Make sure the water is warm though. Cold water is not a good idea.
  3. stretching – I have stretched occasionally with very light weights.
  4. yoga – goes with the stretching in most cases. I did yoga for about 2 weeks and did loosen up a bit. Then I stopped.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Darn Pain…


It seems I forgot that Cymbalta is a pain reliever for some of us with Fibromyalgia. Now that I am withdrawing from it, the pain from the Fibro is coming back full force, but I can’t stand the other side effects.

Today I had pain while breathing. My chest felt constricted. I used my emergency inhaler in the hopes of opening up the airways. Seems to have helped some at least.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Think you have Fibromyalgia? What doctors look for!


Here’s an article that tells you what to look for!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

7 Toxic Everyday Products That Can Worsen Fibromyalgia


7 Toxic Everyday Products That Can Worsen Fibromyalgia

Read this article about things we use every day and can be causing the pain to be worse.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com