Daughter Says Untreated Pain Led to Mother’s Suicide

By Pat Anson, Editor Suicides are never easy to accept. Especially if they involve a loved one. Even more so if they could have been prevented. Lacy Stewart says her mother never would have killed herself if she’d been given proper medical care for her chronic fibromyalgia pain. “I feel angry about the way she was treated,”...

I’m A Doctor With Chronic Illness. Here Are 12 Things I Wish People Knew.

Written by Amy Stenehjem, M.D. I’ve written this article to help educate those who want to learn about chronic illness. It is written from my perspective, that of a doctor who treated patients with chronic illness for many years, and who spent five years of my life homebound due to chronic illness. I want to spread awareness so...

How Badly Fibromyalgia Can Affect Your Eyesight. Research

By: Emily Lucca Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune condition that causes chronic mental and physical problems, including fatigue, pain, and even psychological distress. Research shows that over 6 million people in the United States alone are affected by this condition. According to NFA, or National Fibromyalgia Association, symptoms of fibromyalgia can also include disturbances in sleep, sensitive skin,...

How Fibromyalgia Symptoms Work. Probably You Are Not Aware

BY WYATT REDD Fibromyalgia is a very painful and irritating disease that millions of people have to suffer with every single day. That being said, some of the symptoms will be around for awhile, and then they will go away. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the symptoms of fibromyalgia and see why...

I Won’t Apologize for Having Fun While Chronically Ill

By: Denise Reich When I was six, I was hospitalized with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. At the hospital, I was encouraged to get out of bed, get dressed and spend as much time as possible in the playroom. I brought magazines and books back to my room to read and played with other kids who...