Friday, January 25, 2008


Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that I know a lot of people heard of from tv or such. I have a friend and a sister that has this condition. There are people that doesn't really understand what it feels like. You might have this or know someone that does. Fibromyalgia, What is it? It is a chronic condition causing pain, stiffness and tenderness of muscles, tendons, joints, restless sleep, anxiety, depression - formerly known as fibrositis.

Causes are unknown but it affects more women than men.

There are tender points- around neck, elbows, knees, hips, shoulders and sides of breastbone.

Signs and Symptoms- musculoskeletal pain, severe fatigue, anxiety, depression, sleep- usually have no problem getting to sleep but wake up during the night and can't go back to sleep.

Diagnosing- Usually a rule out procedure to make sure it is not some other condition such as hypothyroidism for example.

Treatment - Combination of education, stress reduction, exercise and medications.

You can get more detailed information at

Observing my sister and my friend it is very painful. There are days when they can't get out of bed. It is almost like having a bad case of flu with the body aches. There are certain things they can't do because it aggravates the symptoms. Everyone does not experience the same degree of pain but it is there. If you or anyone else you know are having these symptoms then I suggest going to a doctor and start getting some treatment. On this note I will good luck.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ladies It Is Pajamas Day

Ladies have ever have days where you just wanted to stay in your pj's? Well today was that day for me. When it looks gloomy outside and you just don't want to go anywhere. Then its Pajamas Day. I have declared that as a new holiday for us women. Pajamas Day- How does that sound? You know us women have two jobs
1. That is where you have to get dressed and go to work for a salary
2. It is called family job and it never ends and you don't paid for that so I take a day off and have my pj day. Do you have a PJ day? I'd be interested to hear about what makes you have your PJ day.