Saturday, June 26, 2010

For Newly Diagnosed. "What do I do now?"

For Newly Diagnosed. "What do I do now?"

First thing to do is take a deep breath. Make sure you have a general practitioner that is willing to help you manage your symptoms.

Second; research, research, research. I can't say it enough. A well informed patient is a well managed patient. I... would recommend starting with this blog. I would also retain a copy of "Fibromyalgia for Dummies". This has been a great asset to me through the years and will help in your research tremendously.

Third; take care of yourself. You have to let others help you. Let your significant other help with the dishes for a night, or go out for dinner. Anything to make your life just a little easier. It's hard to give up control at first, but in the end, you will be happy you did so.

Hope this is helpful to your as a new Fibromyalgia patient and remember to breathe, one breath at a time is how you get through it.

Good luck,
Amanda Lakso

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cafe Press for all your gear!

I love this site and have purchased many items from here. I hope you enjoy as well!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Facebook Page

Don't forget I started a Facebook page in support of my blog. Has more daily postings and extra's not on the blog. :) Thanks! 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chronic Pain Survey for $50

Chronic Pain Survey will earn you $50 in gift cards. I just got done with it. It is very extensive about the inner workings of chronic pain. It's for the University of Houston. Totally worth it! Let me know what you think. :)!/pages/Psychology-of-Chronic-Pain/128144087209960?ref=ts

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Come join my new Facebook page

Skype me!

I added Skype to my blog, Skype me when you see me online. I'd love to chat with you all!
(It's on the right side of the screen)

Info you'd like to hear about

Please come and take my poll on what you'd like to hear more about. I appreciate all input or suggestions. Thanks!


Friday, June 4, 2010

Fibromyalgia Network News

Hey everyone! Hope your all doing well this week. I just wanted to give a little shout out to Fibromyalgia Network News. I've been with these guys for years and it is SO worth the membership! I mean people on call, for me? wow! Go check out the benefits and info here:  


Check them out on Facebook too here: 

Hope this is helpful to you all, if you want examples of some of the E-Newsletters you get between paper newsletter books, let me know. Thanks!

New Books

I got some new great books off of this past 2 weeks. I can't wait to get into them and let you know more about them. If you want to order them, use my link to Amazon here to help support my site. 
Here's the list of books I got. 
  • Fibromyalgia for Dummies (another copy)
  • Complete Idiots Guide to Fibromyalgia
  • The Chronic Pain Care Workbook 
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia
  • Fibromyalgia: A Comprehensive Approach 
  • From Fatigues to Fantastic 
If you need author's name's just let me know. Send me an email or post a comment on here. Can't wait to tell you more about them!! 

Be well and make it a great day!  Amanda