Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME are complicated illnesses. There are many things that you can do, with the right tool, though, to understand what is helping/hindering your pain, sleep, other symptoms and more. Showing doctors how your treatments are working and how your symptoms are fluctuating often Read more [...]
I've had ME/CFS for 21 years. Mine was the flu-like onset type, complicated with severe vertigo that probably was an exacerbation of a mild concussion I had suffered years earlier.
After being diagnosed about a year later and struggling to find answers and a cure for a couple of more Read more [...]
Experts agree that improving sleep is one of the most important elements of treating ME /CFS and Fibromyalgia. If our sleep improves, so they say, it’s likely that many of our other symptoms will improve as well.
So how do you go about improving your sleep?
That’s what you’ll learn Read more [...]
I admit that the first week I owned my smartphone, it actually made my life worse, not better. All the apps to install, menus to click through, and websites to explore left me mesmerized but ultimately exhausted. A smartphone, I realized, was an easy way to throw mental pacing and relaxation, both Read more [...]
Luck or Due Diligence?
We all know people with ME/CFS and/or FM who have had to have various types of surgeries and have ended up bedridden for weeks or months after surgery and sometimes suffered other horrendous events such as strokes or heart problems as a result of the surgeries themselves. Some Read more [...]
(The cognitive problems typically found in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia (slowed processing speed, shorter working memory, reduced executive functioning) suggest problems with distraction and focus are probably common. In this blog Johannes suggests ways to use one of the biggest potential Read more [...]