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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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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 disapp ... Read on »
Exercise for your neck muscles :) by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Does stress or lack of rest give you a pain in the neck? Try the following exercise to relieve the muscle pain: Lie face-up and gently lift your head, then lower i ... Read on »
Exercise Programs Live and Online by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, Have you heard the latest? Anyone interested in joining an exercise class with a wide variety of exercise programs (yoga, Pilates, weight training, etc.) ca ... Read on »
Experienced A Flare-Up :( by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am finally feeling human again. I was experiencing a real bad flare. There are people that understand what I mean by "Flare-Up". You end up experiencing a variety of sy ... Read on »
Experiencing a BAD FLARE by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I am truly sorry I have not been able to add more posts to my blog. I am experiencing a very bad flare. Many of us experience what we call a bad flare ... Read on »
Experiencing Increased Amount of Pain by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I am sorry to report that I have been experiencing an increased amount of pain. Cooler weather and I do not mix well:( My pain seems to flare-up m ... Read on »
Eye Doctor Visit by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Eye Doctor Visit by Guest post written by Sherri Wood I was on my usual check-up to the eye doctor a while back when I was looking at the eye chart on the wall and telli ... Read on »
Family and Friends-Thought for the Day by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Family and friends are a very important part of our lives. Sometimes we tend to forget true friends are there during the good and bad times in our lives. This has ... Read on »
Feeling Stronger Everyday by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone! How are you feeling today? These days I am feeling like I have the necessary emotional qualities to deal with stress, risk, and other physical and emotional ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resource by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have added "Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resource" to my site as a link. This site contains useful information such as: E-mail Bulletins on the subject ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resource by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have added "Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resource" to my site as a link. This site contains useful information such as: E-mail Bulletins on the subject ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome by Viv Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome What is Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome? Fibromyalgia is a long-term problem that causes pain in the muscles and soft tissues of your bod ... Read on »
Focus on Accomplishments by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, What a week it has been. Jerry lost his wallet and we have no idea where. He did not notice it until about three days after we had been out with a frien ... Read on »
Friday...a long day by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I borrowed one of my sons truck so I could take Mom to her appointments on Friday. This meant he had to come over early so I could drop him off at work. ... Read on »
Gaining Strength One Day at a Time! by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone! I am sorry I have not posted since July! I am getting stronger and feeling better.  I was able to check out a couple of stores today, Steinmart, Kohls, and ... Read on »
Give the Gift of Health by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone! I am sorry I have not posted anything lately. I have been very busy taking care of my husband who is in the hospital right now. He suffers ... Read on »
Give the Gift of Health by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone! I am sorry I have not posted anything lately. I have been very busy taking care of my husband who is in the hospital right now. He suffers from C. ... Read on »
Glossary: Pain Management by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome addiction: a term referring to compulsive drug use, psychological dependence and continuing use despite harm. Addiction is frequently and incorrectly equated with physical ... Read on »
Good Health should be your number one priority. by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Folks, I am feeling much better and want to share my thoughts. Good health was never the first thing on my mind before I was stricken by all those odd symptoms. ... Read on »
Good Night! by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hi Evieryone! I just wanted to say Good Night. I will try to post tomorrow. I have to take Jerry to a couple of appointments, so it may not happen. Sweet dreams and m ... Read on »