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Viv Patient Expert

Austin, Texas
I am disabled with CFIDS/FMS. My mission to help people advocate for themselves and take control of their health challenges. My goal is to reach as many people as possible and share my own personal tips, tools, and pain management experience. I admire people that are able to deal with chronic... Full Bio
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Constant Flares...do you have those? by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Constant flares, sometimes with less intensity. That is something we experience with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Cold or damp weather, poor sleep, f ... Read on »
Cooking uses and healing properties of sage by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Here is another article I wrote on Helium dot com. Here it is: Sage, also known as Salvia Pratensis is an important herb that should be included in your ... Read on »
Coping & Treatment Strategies for ME/FMS by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We must all try to understand the concept of this illness and work hard to get better by doing the following: 1). Eliminate your particular physical and psychologic ... Read on »
Coping through Acceptance and a Positive Attitude by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I have learned to cope through acceptance and a positive attitude. We all know the fatigue of FM is much more than being tired. It is an all-encompassing ex ... Read on »
Cosmetic Time! by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:v ... Read on »
Daily experience of Malaise by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I just posted on a forum how I have more bad days than I do good days. That is true for now, however, when I take the supplements my friend bought me, I do have more good d ... Read on »
Dealing with Chronic and Terminal Illness by Eric Stevenson by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, The following article was written by Eric Stevenson, he is very passionate about people's health and the long term side effects. Thanks Eric for writing thi ... Read on »
Dealing with Sounds by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, How is your hearing? Mine? I have been experiencing some sensitivity to certain sounds and noise. Although my hearing has deteriorated, I do experience soun ... Read on »
Dealing with the loss of my spouse by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Hello Everyone, I am having a difficult time dealing with the loss of my dear husband Jerry. It is difficult to want to do anything at all. I am not motivated by anything ... Read on »
Different uses of Arm and Hammer Baking Soda by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Arm and Hammer Baking Soda is one of those multi-tasking products. It is not only used for cooking, but it can be used to save you time and tackle multiple cleaning project ... Read on »
Do you believe you can make a difference? by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I start off my post with a question because I was so moved by watching the inauguration and listening to our new President’s speech. I believe everyo ... Read on »
Do you suffer from back pain? by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, Today I want to discuss back pain, almost everyone experiences back pain, some experience chronic back pain. Completing simple tasks, lifting, and simpl ... Read on »
Do you suffer from neck pain? Do you know why? by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When I first started getting sick and had all kinds of symptoms, my neck was in pain and my natural instinct was to hold the front of my neck with my left hand. The pressur ... Read on »
Does anyone suffer from swollen hands, legs, etc.? by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello, I thought I would write up some tips for those people that suffer from swollen hands, legs, etc. Due to this illness and even prior to it, I suffered from s ... Read on »
Dropping a Note to Say Hello by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello My Dear Readers, I have been very busy with my dear husband chronically ill with COPD. He has been in and out of the hospital and this last visit was from Ma ... Read on »
Ebates where it pays to shop online by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, Just checking in and decided to add a new link for Ebates. I have never used this site but it sounds like it might be worth signing up. Check it out: Ebates ... Read on »
Election 2012 by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This guest post from Lenny Mcknight Deciding to get Bellevue satellite internet is one of the best decisions that we have made. We are glad that we got it now, so that we c ... Read on »
Energizing Activities and Considerations by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Physical Activity verses Exercise I know it is difficult to think about any type of activity when you are extremely fatigue and in extreme pain. Try thinking abou ... Read on »
Energy Efficiency Tips by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Energy Efficiency Tips You can save energy dollars by following these simple tips. Many of them are common sense suggestions that require no tools or out of pocke ... Read on »
Energy....Someone Give Me a Dose by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hi Everyone! Well, today I feel stronger but still lack energy. When I review my past blog posts I am reminded that I am getting stronger. I guess I am just a bit disappoint ... Read on »