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Robin Williams' Suicide: Spotlight on Depression & Chronic Illness
Get help for depression and suicidal thoughts that are all too common in people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other chronic illness.

Parenting with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Can you be a good parent when you're sick with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Antidepressants' Effect on Loving Relationships
Are antidepressants for fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome harming your relationship? See what one study suggests.

10 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself
Do you have bad habits that could be sabotaging your efforts to feel better? Find out what habits you may need to break.

How to Improve Your Quality of Life
Learn what good habits you can form to make your life a little better.

What's the Difference Between a Disease and a Syndrome?
Sick of people saying, "That's just a syndrome?" Learn the difference between and disease and a syndrome and what it means for those of us with FMS & ME/CFS.

10 Important Lifestyle Changes for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Lifestyle changes can be an important part of managing fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Get ideas for where to start making changes to improve your health and quality of life.

Grieving What You've Lost to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
When you have a chronic illness like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, you're likely to lose some aspects of your life. It's important for you to grieve for what you've lost so that you can move forward.

Being Told "Nothing's Wrong" with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
It hurts being told "nothing is wrong" when you're seriously ill. Get ideas for how to handle it.

Living With Brain Fog/Fibro Fog
Find ways to deal better with this set of frustrating and embarrassing symptoms.

Preparing for Surgery with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Facing surgery? See what you need to consider to protect your health and have an easier recovery.

Fibromyalgia Support Groups - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalg…
Find out about other people's experience with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia support groups, and share your own experience.

Acceptance for Living With Fibromyalgia
When you're living with fibromyalgia, accepting certain facts can help you adjust to life with a chronic illness. Learn about the acceptance process and what acceptance could mean for you.

Benefits of Laughter for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Is the old cliche' accurate? Find out how laughter may help ease your symptoms.

Support Groups for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Find out about the benefits of support groups and locate online support groups as well as directories of local support groups for people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Develop Coping Skills for Living With Fibromyalgia
Does living with fibromyalgia make you feel helpless? Find out how some simple coping skills could put you on the path toward finding more effective ways to manage your symptoms.

Coping Skills: Readers Respond
Share the coping skills that have helped you live with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome and see what has helped other people like you.

Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia - Tips for Living with Chronic Fati…
Living with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome is hard -- what helps you cope? Has something helped you come to terms with your diagnosis? Maintain your relationships? Get through the day a little easier? Share it here, so your experience can help someone else!

Preparing for Surgery with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia
Learn what special considerations you may need to take into account when facing surgery with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Problems Showering with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A morning shower -- it helps you start the day invigorated and refreshed, right? Um, no, not so much for many of us with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.

Energy, Motivation & Stamina With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
What's limiting your functionality today? Get some help living through days of low motivation, low energy, or low stamina when you have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.

Fibromyalgia Nerves & 4th of July Fireworks
Do loud noises set off your symptoms? See how the 4th of July can be a problem for us and what you can do about it.

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