You´ve just stumbled over the vacuum cleaner you didn´t put away; lying on the couch is the scarf you've been wanting to knit for ages, you've managed maybe a couple of rows; the appointment yesterday - cancelled at short notice. If I don't get to the point soon, you won't be able to concentrate... You're so exhausted. In a nutshell - you keep dropping the ball. So you have Fibromyalgia, too?
What will you find here?
I am not a doctor
To the best of my knowledge, based on my research and experience as an affected person and my work in self-help, I hope to offer some enlightening information about the disease. You can find this information under the category "Situation". The information that I pass on in my posts is in no way a substitute for professional advice or treatment by trained and certified doctors or other medical professionals. Please do not use the knowledge gained here to independently make diagnoses or start treatments.
Fibromyalgia has many faces
Fibromyalgia affects all areas of life. I talk about these effects, partly based on personal experience. You will find this under the category "difficulty".
Do not lose heart
Despite all the despair, there are reasons to be grateful and ways out of the darkness. In the category "Encouragement" you will find suggestions.
Eating well and feeling better
A healthy diet is an important pillar of therapy. I would like to introduce a few recipes bit by bit that can help with this. You can find them on the page "Recipes".
Celebrities have fibromyalgia, too?
Yes! Fame and fortune do not protect against illness. I'd like to introduce a few celebrities from the past and present. In their manifestos we can also find encouragement.
You are not alone
I am British, 56 years old, and have been living in Germany for almost 40 years. Of these, 15 years with my husband, until recently with my daughter, and a lively dwarf poodle on the Swabian Alb in Southern Germany. For many years I have been suffering from fibromyalgia and various other chronic diseases.
Here you can get in touch with me. I try to respect the rules of politeness and ask you to do the same. I intend to answer emails within 24 hours. Sometimes I won´t be that quick, because I am chronically ill, too.