Robin Dix is a Patient Specialist and Columnist for Fibromyalgia News Today. She is a wife and mother of three adult children, and began her journey with fibromyalgia many years ago. Since that time, she has used the illness to be an inspiration to others. Although the fatigue and pain often keep her bed-bound, she has created multiple streams of income from home and learned how to be a success in her personal and professional life in spite of FM. “I’m taking my lemons and making lemonade,” she says of her own life experience, which she also chronicles on her blog In Spite of My Illness.
In her exclusive column, Robin covers a wide range of health and lifestyle issues relating to the condition, and seeks to engage other FM patients in understanding their own experiences as well as new ways to cope with FM and live life to the fullest.
Hope, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “to expect with confidence.” I believe it’s important for anyone with a chronic illness, such as fibromyalgia, to hold onto hope. Expect with confidence ... Read more
Some fibromyalgia symptoms, such as difficulty thinking and remembering, headaches, light/noise sensitivity, IBS, stiffness upon rising in the morning, urinary issues, numbing/tingling in extremities, and sleep problems can all ... Read more
Did you know that our eyes have six main muscles that control their movement? Because fibromyalgia, by its very nature, is comprised of widespread musculoskeletal pain, it stands to reason ... Read more
Sleep issues are, unfortunately, a common occurrence with fibromyalgia. One of these distressing disorders is restless legs syndrome (RLS). One may wonder what on earth this is. Let’s look ... Read more
A lot of issues and conditions can be linked to fibromyalgia. You may experience some of the following, as well as others that I don’t cover. Suffice it to say ... Read more
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