Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tough Week

This has been a really tough week for me. I think my body is screaming because I sprained my foot and have been hobbling around for several days now. It throws the balance off and creates other malfunctions, for lack of a better word, throughout my right side.

The painful throb of my foot compiled with the fibromyalgia kicking up into high gear has been really difficult for me to be creative this past week. My mosaics have suffered and 2 pieces are still waiting to be finished so that I can list them.

I used to go in for a massage at least 2 times or more a month, but that can get very expensive and with money being on the tight side right now I don't feel I want to spend it on that.
I do get my husband to work out some of the kinks at night so that has been very helpful.

For me, when my body is this far out of whack the only thing I can do is go to the chiropractor and have him adjust me. Usually one time is enough these days, but I haven't had this long of a period of pain in some time.

I think of all of you who have this kind of pain on a daily basis with no way to ease it and it does make me grateful that mine can be remedied with time.

Just wanted to share with all of you what was going on as it's been a little quiet on this end.

I am working on a new post about some new information on fibromyalgia. Whether or not it is true remains to be seen.

Until next time. :)


Diana said...

Hi Christine,
I stumbled on one of your posts in the Etsy forums. If you haven't heard of the Guaifenesin Protocol, you might enjoy reading about it. Dr. St. Amand has been studying Fibro for his whole medical career and he also has fibro. He's also been doing some exciting research with the City of Hope and hopefully here soon with the results of his research, they will have a blood test to confirm a Fibro diagnosis.

His website is

Good luck and hang in there :)


Christine Burgess said...

Thanks, Diana for the website. I will check it out.