Archive for Tools

Journaling for Better Health With the FibroMapp App

How many times do you feel like you just need to tell ‘someone’ how you are *really* feeling, but you don’t want to sound like you are always complaining? The Google Android FibroMapp app for tablets and smartphones provides an option that will always 'listen' and always remember and will never Read more [...]

FibroMapp Friday: Giving You Control. Helping You Cope With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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 [...]

Learning From Bed: How Online Learning Made a Difference in My Life – An ME/CFS Report

My Story 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 [...]

A High-Tech, Low-Cost Path to Better Sleep with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia

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 [...]

Can a Smartphone Help People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia Get Better? — The Ultimate Guide –

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 [...]

Three Months – Three Surgeries…No Relapse: A Personal Guide to Surviving Surgery with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) or Fibromyalgia

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 [...]

7 Ways to Stop the Internet from Aggravating Your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and FM Symptoms

(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 [...]