When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are some of the common and uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, no one has yet discovered a specific cause for IBS, but there are many factors that are... Read more
Many people struggle with pain. Whether it's short term from an injury or chronic due to disc issues, neuropathy or Fibromyalgia, we all want to find relief. Pain clinics and medical interventions are great places to begin, but some pain sufferer... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
Does anyone else have to deal with Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia on here? I can barely walk around during the day without crying from pain and now I'm starting to be active at home via Comcast Fitness and I'm considering joining the YMCA. Any advice?... Read more
I have recently begun this weight loss journey and I've lost 10 lbs since the beginning of June. Last week I signed up at a new gym called YouFit and started personal training sessions twice a week.
This past Tuesday I had a really intense work... Read more
Has anyone else had a huge decrease in chronic pain? Within 5 days of starting this med knee, foot, and other joint and muscle pain disappeared. I've been on it for 3 mo. now (50lb lost) and the pain has not returned. AMAZING!!!... Read more
I have fibromyalgia and in pain alot so i dont excersise. I need to motivate myself to do this! Any suggestions? BTW: i am just starting today to create a new lifestyle. I had lost 126 pounds but over the years gained 40 of it back. So hear goes!!... Read more
Fibromyalgia is an often painful and lonely experience; and we hope that having friends makes things a little easier and life seem a little better. Please join us in encouraging one another... Read more
Pattie Ball (PUPPYWHISPERS)Weight Lost: 54 poundsHometown: Middle Grove, NYOccupation: Executive secretaryWhat was life like before your weight loss?I was an active kid--I was a figure skater and played high school sports, so I was always in go... Read more
I’ve come a long way since topping out at 460 pounds. With SparkPeople, I’ve lost 150 pounds and gained Freedom. Freedom is my seated, wheeled walker. I went from completely bed-ridden to completely dependent on a wheelchair to being able... Read more
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