Mental Health Awareness 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I am going to share my story.  There is no need to be nor am I ashamed.  It’s time to end the stigma of having a mental health disorder. My mental health issues began when I was 16 years old.  I was a naïve teenager going through a […]

Pain Defined

Pain noun 1. physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury. 2. careful effort; great care or trouble. (Pain Google) Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. (Mayo…

Pain Storm

I can feel the beginnings of a fibromyalgia flare up, a.k.a a pain storm.  I woke up feeling like I had had absolutely no sleep and my muscles were as tight as a drum.  I stumbled my way into the bathroom as if I were drunk.  My sinuses were stuffy and my mouth was dry…

Mental Health Awareness 2017

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I am going to share my story.  There is no need to be nor am I ashamed.  It’s time to end the stigma of having a mental health disorder. My mental health issues began when I was 16 years old.  I was a naïve teenager going through a…

Life with Fibromyalgia

Lately my family has been hit with a series of unexpected deaths, a fire that destroyed my sister’s home and her vehicles, my cousins and aunts got a two month notice that they had to move because the landlord was selling the property, and my children and I have suffered very personal losses as well….

Daily war

This monster is truly winning today. I think I have cried at least 20 out of 24 hours today. I ran out of medication and now all of my symptoms are flaring out of control. I have my doctor on speed dial. His office opens at 8:00 am and I’ll be calling him as soon…