breathing

  1. W

    The skeptic gets slapped awake.

    Hi all. Hope all that read this are at the very least having a day they can handle. I was diagnosed a couple of years ago and i wasn't exactly in the believers camp, I have since joined said camp now. I not only have fibro I also have an undifferentiated inflammatory poly arthritis and...
  2. T

    Any newly diagnosed moms with little ones?

    I have three kids ages7,4, and 9 months. I guess I've been having these symptoms progressively worse for years. I quit work because of stress 3 years ago but now I think it may have been because of the fibro symptoms. I can laugh off knocking over a whole display of salsa in the grocery store or...
  3. B

    Costocondritis flares

    I have had them everyday come and go for 5 days straight. Usually I get them for a couple hours one day and not have another flare for about a week. I've tried the oh so famous breathing technics, they only help the mild ones which I don't get them much usually they are full bored folded up on...
  4. R

    Chronic fatique and breathing

    Dear all, This message I have also posted in the General discussion forum. I also want to reach people who suffer from chronic fatique, hence a copy of my post here: My girlfriend was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in Junuary 2015. Since then, I have been reading scientific papers and books...
  5. R

    Fibromyalgia and breathing

    Dear all, My girlfriend was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in Junuary 2015. Since then, I have been reading scientific papers and books regarding fibromyalgia and chronic fatique syndrome (from which she suffers too). One specific (Dutch) book, written by a psychiatrist, got my attention. In it...
  6. Forgetmenot

    Feel dead

    I can only imagine this is what a zombie feels like. My legs are like lead so is my arms.and even breathing is hard work. Even this is hard work. How are u ever meant to meet anyone like this.im single with a wonderful four year old.and three frown teens. Two teens Dan is 20. I can't go out at...
  7. S

    Fibro and Menopause

    I know there are a many of us here that are either peri or in menopause right now. I know this topic has been brought up before, but thought I would restart it to see how everyone is coping, therapies used, how its effecting you, etc. The year before coming down with fibro, I was getting my...
  8. W

    Diaphragmatic Breathing and Blood Pressure

    I know some don't believe in natural methods, or would prefer to rely on medication, but I prefer to limit the number and type of medications I put into my body. Blood pressure medication is something I'm averse to, because it could complicate at least a few of my other issues. I have a...
  9. W

    Diaphragmatic Breathing

    For those unfamiliar with it, diaphragmatic breathing is also called deep or stomach breathing. Over the years, many of us have developed a habit of shallow (or chest) breathing, which is associated with holding tension in our bodies. If you've ever watched a baby sleep, you can see their...
  10. D

    How do you get yourself going in the morning?

    Mornings are not a great time for me since I got fibromyalgia. When I first wake up the idea of hopping out of bed is just that - an idea (that I don't particularly feel motivated to act on). I usually start by wwriggling my feet to get the blood moving and do some breathing exercises. I might...
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