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Diabetes and Fibromyalgia: Is there a link between the two?

FMS (Fibromyalgia syndrome) literally means pain in the fibrous tissues, the most common symptoms being widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. The disorder has only gained increasing recognition in the past twenty years but unfortunately, the causes of Fibromyalgia remain unknown. Diabetes and Fibromyalgia syndrome are linked conditions. There have been studies that have evaluated concomitant […]

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72 NON FAMILIAR SIGNS FIBROMYALGIA YOU SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON THEM

By: Kortney Briggis You’ve probably read about fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue and fibro fog, but the list of possible symptoms is far-reaching and body-wide. Those tiny lists don’t even begin to describe our experience! I put together this “monster list” of 60+ symptoms to let you know that you’renotalone! The list is adapted from […]

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A Letter to My Mom: Thank You for Understanding My Depression

Mom, Thank you for understanding my depression. This is the single most important thing you did that helped me survive. Having someone understand, even just slightly understand that depression is a real illness, means so much. You understood I wasn’t being “lazy,” “attention seeking” or “selfish,” like many people accuse those who are struggling with depression […]

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4 Clues You Are A Woman With Asperger’s

Ninety percent of Asperger diagnoses are for boys. Not because girls don’t have Asperger’s, but because it’s so much harder to identify in girls that they go largely undiagnosed. I didn’t know I have Asperger’s until my son was diagnosed. Asperger’s is a developmental disorder–often associated with Silicon Valley as the “Geek Syndrome“–that’s almost impossible to […]