Fibromyalgia Awareness | Information, Tips, Support, Patient Stories

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We are always hot!

Many people with Fibromyalgia get fever that stays for weeks and months together. Sometimes it's milder and sometimes higher. Who will believe when we tell them that we have fever today, almost everyday! Been there, done that and learned a lesson - The best part is to stop mentioning it to people who don't care. Especially colleagues at workplace. Unless, we raise so much awareness that everyone knows all about Fibromyalgia.

Coming back to our fever, well, we can't stay on bed all the time. So whenever the fever is lower, try to work as much as your body permits. Soon mild fever at least will not force you to stop some of your daily chores. Had fever for five months continuously. Slowly I got used to milder fever though of course it reduces productivity. What I have also noticed is when I lie on bed for hours together with fever, it somehow tends to shoot up. Sometimes it's unavoidable, but when you can try not to lie down all day. Coz eventually the the pain increases by staying in a single position for long.

Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are from US and are looking to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits due to a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, there are some things that you will need to prove to the SSA. Ram Meyyappan from tells here how those with Fibromyalgia can apply for SSDI and SSI benefits. He also shares what are the things we need to prove to SSA and the importance of proper legal representation.

In the United States, those who suffer from Fibromyalgia are among the many individuals who apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits each year.

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a U.S. government program designed to provide financial relief to those who are unable to work due to a disability. You can apply for either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSDI is intended for individuals who are unable to work for at least a year due to their disability and have paid into the Social Security System for 5 out of the last 10 years. SSI, on other hand, is intended for those who do not have the necessary work history.

The First Rainbow!

My blogger friend Corinne recently invited me to write a guest post on Fibromyalgia for her blog Everyday Gyaan. The post is an attempt to help us raise awareness and I was overwhelmed with the response. Thanks to her blog, the post has reached many who had not heard about the condition and some who already are in the same boat as us. I take this opportunity to thank Corinne to help us make others understand what we go through. Interestingly, the post was also picked as BlogAdda’s Spicy Saturday Picks – Aug. 25, ’12

Do read the story "There’s A Rainbow Somewhere!" here and let's spread the word!