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Cristina Olvera
~Writer, Blogger, Fighter, Survivor and Chronic Illness Advocate~
~Writer, Blogger, Fighter, Survivor and Chronic Illness Advocate~

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Fibromyalgia and Weight Issues
One of the
myths that surround Fibromyalgia is that it’s caused by being overweight.  I’ve had it since I was a child and I wasn’t
by any means overweight when this endless nightmare started.  Approximately 25 years later, I’m considered
obese.  I also have...

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Domestic Violence: The Behavioral Traits of an Abuser
Every 9 seconds a woman is abused and every 37.8 seconds
a man is abused in the United States. Abusers tend to share certain behavioral
traits and those traits should be used as warning signs. An example of this is
if your partner is overly jealous and cont...

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What Would You Do If You Didn't Have Fibromyalgia?
I’ve had Fibromyalgia for at least 25 years and I’ve always
wondered what it would be like to not have it. 
Can you imagine the freeness of having no pain?  I think about all the things I would do.  I’m pretty sure I would get myself into a lot
of trouble! ...

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Fibromyalgia and Brain Fog
I’ve said many times that Fibromyalgia is so much more than
chronic pain, and I still agree with that. 
What hurts me the most is the brain fog. 
That’s what makes me feel like less of a person…less like me.  I’m a writer who now doesn’t feel like a

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Another Challenging Day with Fibromyalgia
It’s Wednesday already and I’m hoping for a good day
because I have a lot of work to finish. 
You can’t really ever predict your days when you have Fibromyalgia.  The day can start out good and end horribly or
it can be the other way around.  Then
there are...

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Fibromyalgia: So Many Questions Left Unanswered
Having Fibromyalgia is like having an extremely annoying
sibling that never leaves you alone.  It
just keeps poking and irritating you every day, 24/7.  That’s probably putting it mildly.  It’s far more than just irritating.  It’s life-changing.  Sometimes ...

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Those Walls Keep Getting in My Way...
Does anyone else have a problem with running into
walls?  I’m glad everyone knows beyond a
shadow of a doubt how loving my man is or he would catch a lot of hell for all
the bruises I get.  It doesn’t help that
I bruise extremely easily in the first place. ...

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