My Story on the Blog

These blog posts contain more of my story than what can be found under the About Me and My Story links above. This is the day-to-day stuff, the tips, advice, stories, opinions, and everything else that could come out of living as a fibro babe every day. Enjoy!

Tami Stackelhouse, a fibromyalgia coach, patient, and support group leader, has won a scholarship to the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association’s national training program, Leaders Against Pain, to learn how to effectively advocate for 110 million people with chronic pain illnesses in the United States.

This spring I was in a perfect storm of migraine triggers: a “silent” sinus infection, a neck injury, an undiagnosed sleep disorder, and more.

One of the many symptoms of fibromyalgia is chronic headaches and migraines. Here’s a few of the things I’ve done over the years to keep mine under control.

Fibromyalgia and Your Thyroid

February 13, 2012

Treating your thyroid could improve your fibromyalgia symptoms. As I work with my clients, I find that they often have undiagnosed thyroid issues. The most common thing I recommend in a consultation with someone is that they get a full thyroid panel done by a good doctor who understands thyroid disease. Why? So many symptoms of thyroid disease look like fibromyalgia symptoms. In addition, thyroid issues can amplify your fibromyalgia symptoms making them worse than they would be if your thyroid was functioning properly. This article covers the common symptoms of low thyroid, the three main challenges fibromites face in getting thyroid issues diagnosed, and what to do after you get your thyroid disease diagnosed.

In the last four months, my fibromyalgia has suffered a setback. To get well, I’m getting “back to basics” – back to what got me well the first time – by taking an honest look at where I want to go and where I am now. I’m resetting my internal GPS.