Friday, November 20, 2009

Retrovirus Implicated in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia

Read story here.  I'm not sure what good it is to know this unless or until the find a cure.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

FREE Samples

I've been so sick these past few days with a fibro flare-up, much sicker than normal, and feeling really terrible.  I am of the opinion that there is a cause for everything if we only knew what it was, so I try to connect flare-ups to events in hopes of avoiding repeat performances.  I was wracking my brain trying to connect this one to soemthing.  Could it be crying--I had several events t cry about, a death of a friend, a difficult confrontation, etc.  Or, could it be not crying--I wanted to cry--badly, the crying wanted to come out, but I was in a situation where I was embarrassed to be crying.  Stress can exacerbate fibro, and I've been somewhat stressed--but not a whole lot more than usual--I always feel somewhat stressed.  And reviewing my food intake, I was thinking that I'd been eating SAFE FOODS only.  Then it hit me.  I was grazing.  Grazing on free samples.  I'd gone to the Village Market just before dinner and there was a plethora of free samples laid out--sausages (5 kinds), bologna (5 kinds), chips, crackers and dips, etc etc, and as I went around, I took a small sample of each--the samples were SMALL, but there were a lot of them.  I don't know this for sure, but I am suspecting the free samples.  The unknown food. Bologna sometimes has milk it it--even sausage sometimes does.  Bologna can have soy in it too.  Luckily, so far today, I feel at least a little better.  Yesterday I felt horrid.


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