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6 Invisible Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Not all diseases have visible symptoms. Many diseases hide in the body until they are ready to wreak havoc in places that can’t be seen without special equipment. One disease that falls into this category is fibromyalgia. This disease affects a growing number of women around the world, has no known cure, and the cause isn’t yet fully understood. So diagnosis is challenging. New advancements are being made every day, but the key lies in detection of the disease. Here are some invisible symptoms of fibromyalgia that might not be obvious to others. Continue reading 6 Invisible Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

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7 Essentials for a Good Sleep Environment

Anxiety, stress, jet lag, a medical condition – all could be causes of a sleep disorder or impairment. While treatment of such problems will vary from person to person, a good sleep environment is never a bad idea.

By creating such an environment, it could prove the necessary first step on your road to a better night’s sleep (and all the positive effects that come with it). Here are five essentials to keep in mind when creating your own “good sleep environment.” Continue reading 7 Essentials for a Good Sleep Environment

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How to Cope with Fibromyalgia Pain

“But you look fine.” How many times have you heard this? I’ve heard it a lot. People can’t see that you have fibromyalgia, so they don’t understand what it is or the symptoms that go along with it. Or they just think you are making up your fibromyalgia pain. “It’s all in your head.”

This blog post can be beneficial to those who suffer from fibromyalgia, as well as for those with loved ones or those that just want to know a little more about it. Continue reading How to Cope with Fibromyalgia Pain

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Symptoms of an Anxiety Attack

Are you aware that anxiety attack symptoms can sometimes mimic physical problems? Some even think they are having a heart attack (I know this personally).

Every single one of us has experienced what it’s like to be anxious. From childhood where you may have felt nervous about school to adulthood, feeling worried about a change at work – anxiety is a regular part of every person’s life.

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7 Rules to Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

How well did you sleep last night? Me? Better than the night before. And the night before, and…you get the idea. Which came first? The chicken or the egg? Or should I say, the stress or the lack of sleep? It could be either. Stress and sleep go hand in hand.

It’s a vicious cycle that can cause mental distress and even wreak havoc on your physical well-being. Believe me, I know! I’ve been there. And I’m still working on it. Continue reading 7 Rules to Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

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S.T.O.P. Your Anxiety

Do you suffer from anxiety? You’re not alone. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the US or about 18% of the population. There are many different types of anxiety which I will cover in a separate post. First, I wanted to talk about a way to help S.T.O.P. your anxiety. Continue reading S.T.O.P. Your Anxiety

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Whole30 – Days 21-26

It has been a long week. Actually, the Whole30 part has been great. We are eating well, I feel full, and I finally feel like I have lost some weight. Although I don’t see or feel too many differences, I think that the Whole30 is working. I have had fewer naps over the past week, but I still hurt. But a big part of that is due to my continued back pain.

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