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Show Your Eyes Some Love With Optrex

Fibromyalgia affects the eyes, we can experience symptoms of eye pain, sensitivity to light and dry eyes.  These symptoms can impact our ability to perform daily activities as we often suffer from double or blurred vision. I was delighted when Optrex asked me … Continue reading

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8 Invaluable Lessons Fibromyalgia Taught Me

Being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia has changed my life. It’s easy to focus on all the negatives but today I’m focusing on the invaluable lessons Fibromyalgia taught me. Fibromyalgia taught me how to lean on other people. Asking for help is a … Continue reading

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The Benefits Of A Supportive Online Community For Those Who Live With Fibromyalgia

Each fibromyalgia diagnosis begins a unique journey, sometimes it’s a lonely one. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia you may find comfort and strength through online support forums or groups, where you can discuss and share your feelings and … Continue reading

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How To Make Positive Lifestyle Changes

Sometimes we get bogged down in our routines but how about making some changes or trying something you’ve always wanted to have a go at but kept putting off?  Why wait? It’s time to take the initiate and stop playing … Continue reading

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8 Things Not To Say To Someone With Fibromyalgia

When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the support of my friends was invaluable, but I also learned that there are 8 things you should never say to a fibro warrior. “I feel so sorry for you.” This implies that we are helpless victims. We … Continue reading

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6 Cards People With Fibromyalgia Would Love To Receive

Does your friend or loved one have fibromyalgia? There are 6 cards that they would love to receive from you. 6 cards people with fibromyalgia would love to receive: I’m sorry you are going through a fibro flare, I promise … Continue reading

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Empowering Yourself To Make Change Happen

Recently, in my ‘Things I loved in May’ blog post I mentioned The Book of YOU http://amzn.to/29chkeq. This book promises to empower you to make change happen – one micro-action at a time because the small things really matter. During this … Continue reading

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How To Support A Friend With Fibromyalgia

If someone you love has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you might feel helpless, but you don’t have to be.  Friends play an essential role in helping those who live with a chronic illness. It’s important that people with fibromyalgia feel … Continue reading

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A Prescription For Self-care

At the moment I’m going through a challenging time – I’m in a lot of pain from my Fibromyalgia and I’m physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted.  I need to prioritise self-care. I struggle to do this – it’s easy to … Continue reading

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What brought a smile to your face this week?

My fibromyalgia pain was severe this week, I even had to leave work on Tuesday as it was unbearable and I couldn’t go in on Wednesday too. Last night I went to bed at 8pm as I couldn’t bear the … Continue reading

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