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
I have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, peripheral neuropathy and other issues. I am using a wheeled walker to go on walks. But if I had my choice I would do the arthritis water exercises.... Read more
I have fibromyalgia too and exercising is definitely tough when you are always in pain. I've heard people say that you feel your workout the day after, so that just seems to double the pain. I tried many things, but the best I found was a Leslie Sans... Read more
If you have fibromyalgia and want some extra support on your journey to better health; you might want to consider joining our SP team Fibro friends teams.sparkpeople.com/FibroFriends ... hope to see you there... Read more
I've seen a few people post on the messageboards in the last few weeks mentioning they do; and just wanted to let you know we have a team on SP called Fibro Friends that you are very welcome to join where hopefully we can encourage one another. You c... 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
It's important for people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to work in conjunction with their health care providers to start a healthy, reasonable exercise program. Physical activity should be gentle and should be increased slowly over time (in... Read more
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