Accepting ‘Chronic Illness’ (Updated Post) | Carole Scrafton

Acceptance is often viewed as a grieving process, which is a great way to look at it because we do mourn our old lives from when we were fit and agile.

It can be a very emotional and anxious time because our lives need to change in so many ways so that we can adapt them to what our illnesses will allow us do. We do mourn the losses of our independence, mobility, social contact and possibly even our jobs / livelihoods.… Read More Accepting ‘Chronic Illness’ (Updated Post) | Carole Scrafton

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How is Fibromyalgia Classified/Diagnosed Part 2 – TpT & ACR diagnostic criteria of 1990

For a tender point to be considered “positive” the subject must state that the palpation was painful. “Tender is not to be considered “painful.”… Read More How is Fibromyalgia Classified/Diagnosed Part 2 – TpT & ACR diagnostic criteria of 1990

Joint Hypermobility and Fibromyalgia | Is there a connection? | Carole Scrafton

For a number of years I have explained many times that I believe my Fibromyalgia is a result of my Joint Hypermobility and in this post I talk about it. My #chronicblog post will also take you to an article by Carol Eustace, an Arthritis and Joint Conditions Expert, who writes for verywell.com and she… Read More Joint Hypermobility and Fibromyalgia | Is there a connection? | Carole Scrafton

Fibro Files: 1990 ACR classification pdf and Tender Points image for diagnosing Fibromyalgia

  Pdf Link to 1990 Fibromyalgia Classification – ACR (American College of Rheumatology): – 1990_Criteria_for_Classification_Fibro Reprinted from Arthritis & Rheumatism, Vol 33 , No 2, February 1990 Frederick Wolfe MD1,*, Hugh A. Smythe MD2, Muhammad B. Yunus MD3, Robert M. Bennett MD4, Claire Bombardier MD5, Don L. Goldenberg MD6, Peter Tugwell MD7, Stephen M. Campbell… Read More Fibro Files: 1990 ACR classification pdf and Tender Points image for diagnosing Fibromyalgia

How does Chronic Illness / Pain affect your Sleeping Habits

Having a Chronic Illness that causes severe pain means we often develop other conditions as a result of the Chronic Pain.  Sleeping problems appear to be high on the list of those ‘other‘ condtions that we are susceptible of developing, alongside CFS/ME, Anxiety, Depression and Stress, all of which, also, affect sleeping habits. When we’re… Read More How does Chronic Illness / Pain affect your Sleeping Habits

Pain: Hope Through Research: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Do you live life in pain, know someone who does or care for someone in chronic pain with chronic illness? Do you know what pain is? Would you like to read more about the differing types and the neurological connections? The following link takes you to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)… Read More Pain: Hope Through Research: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Somatic Symptom Disorder. Learn about this disorder. | Patient

Somatic Symptom Disorder. Learn about this disorder.  Via Patient – patient.info/ Somatic Symptom Disorders PatientPlus articles are written by UK doctors and are based on research evidence, UK and European Guidelines. They are designed for health professionals to use, so you may find the language more technical than the condition leaflets. (taken from Patient) It… Read More Somatic Symptom Disorder. Learn about this disorder. | Patient

Article from Fibromyalgia News Today (FNT) – Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients Could Provide Disease Clues

Article from Fibromyalgia News Today (FNT) – Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients Could Provide Disease Clue I’d like to share this interesting, but short article that has expanded my opinion about the link between Fibro, inflammatory/autoimmune disorders and Connective Tissue/Collagen Disorders. Via this link:  Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients Could Provide Disease Clues Via:  Fibromyalgia News Today.… Read More Article from Fibromyalgia News Today (FNT) – Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients Could Provide Disease Clues