Could Caffeine Help Dry Eye?. A new article from WebMD suggests there could be some relief for dry eyes in the future from caffeine. This is a promising possibility for those of us that suffer from this chronic condition. As someone who as battled Sjorgren's syndrome for over 20 years now, dry eyes is a… Continue reading Could Caffeine Help Dry Eye?
Sjogren's Syndrome in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Yet another article about Venus Williams and Sjogren's syndrome and how it can overlap with fibromyalgia. It has amazed me at the ignorance of people concerning these two diseases...especially with people who deal with the disabled. Read this and become educated...yeah you, you know who you are...
As Venus Williams Bows Out of U.S. Open, Little-Known Disease Takes Center Court - Yahoo! News. I hate that Venus Williams has been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome. The illness has caused Venus to pull out of the US Open and I'm afraid it will end her tennis career. I hope Venus will put a face… Continue reading As Venus Williams Bows Out of U.S. Open, Little-Known Disease Takes Center Court – Sjogren’s Syndrome
New criteria proposed for diagnosing fibromyalgia. Years...and I mean years ago I was first diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I think the year was 1990 when the "official" diagnosis was made, but I had been suffering with the symptoms since the early 1980s. My beloved family physician who has since passed away was very well… Continue reading New criteria proposed for diagnosing fibromyalgia
How Dry I Am… By Beverly Hicks Burch In 1993 I finally got a name for the “thing” that had been making so sick and fatigued for years. Sometimes just having a name for your illness is a blessing…it serves to alleviate your fears that you might be crazy! Thankfully I was referred to a… Continue reading How Dry I Am…by Beverly Hicks Burch
Anniversary – Part 1 By Beverly Hicks Burch I am approaching an anniversary in a few days (Oct. 25th). It’s an anniversary I hope I don’t share with too many people. You see on Oct. 25th, 1995 a thoracic surgeon removed 60% of my left lung because of cancer. It’s so hard to believe it’s… Continue reading Anniversary – Part 1, by Beverly Hicks Burch
I Do Remember… By Beverly Hicks Burch The ringing of the phone jolted me out of my sleep that morning at a little passed 8:00 AM CST. On the other end was an agitated and alarmed male voice admonishing me, “Momma quick, turn on the TV. The World Trade Towers have been attacked!!” What?! How… Continue reading I Do Remember…, by Beverly Hicks Burch
There Was Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth By Beverly Hicks Burch Ok, I have a confession to make. It’s been a lousy week. I have not been well and we have had a cacophony of disasters to knock on our door one right after another. Some I can talk about, some I can’t. It started… Continue reading There Was Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth, by Beverly Hicks Burch
This year I would like to address some issues near and dear to me, and those are the issues of women’s health. Hopefully this will be the first in a series. While I will try and explain, I will try not to bog the reader down with too much technical info that will make your… Continue reading Women’s Health Part I: A Body of Unhealth, Autoimmune Disorders, by Beverly Hicks Burch