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This is a great show, but it starts with some bumps, etc. My first guest has a wealth of information on fibromyalgia after the rough start of silence, then a short song (Nicholas Statan) with some intense feedback. Your host had some technical difficulties on her end.
I have a couple different people talking about their individually developed living strategies for Fibromyalgia and other chronic problems. My first guest is Carey Rowan. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as a small girl. She has had years to manage her situation and the resulting illnesses. She has arranged it so that her condition hasn't overtaken her body. I say resulting illnesses because she was also diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) early on. She was told that the IBS is a common occurrence with Fibromyalgia. However, I have seen in my practice of Chiropractic that they are not always linked.
Another guest will be discussing her experience with Fibromyalgia - Michele Lane. She has a completely different symptom picture from Carey, because she often gets a fever with her fibromyalgia. I have an advantage in this case because my adjustments, as a Chiropractor, cause her fever to break, here and now. She has had it for many years as have others members of her family including her mother and sister. She finds when the weather gets cold, that her aches and pains (associated with the chronic disease) worsen.
As a chiropractor, I also see different experiences between these 2 women as Michele clearly feels an immediate effect on both her mood and physical presentation alter significantly during a physical adjustment. Carey, on the other hand doesn't really feel too much at the time of her adjustment, but she finds regular adjustments help her in the navigation of her daily life.
I welcome other comments from listeners during the show.