Friday, April 15, 2011

Bible Verse about Pain

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed. 1st Peter 4:12-13

Even in the extreme pain of fibromyalgia, we must remember that Christ himself went through a huge amount of pain and suffering. Even then He was gracious. He worshiped God and did not sin throughout all of His suffering and pain. Fibromyalgia pain is terrible, but we know there is a place after this life where there is no pain or suffering. When we get to heaven, we will know the reasons for this pain and suffering. Until then, know that you are not alone. Christ is with you.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Allergy Testing

Anyone out there looking to get tested for allergies? New research suggests that fibromyalgia could be a result of inflammation caused by one or more food or environmental allergy. My fibromyalgia doctor (Paul Paily MD in Houston, TX) is trying this avenue on a few of his clients. I'll keep you posted as to what came out of the study and if anyone was found to be allergic to certain foods they think they have bad reactions to. The problem with trying to find your allergy through an elimination diet is that it is extremely hard to do. Also, when looking at this allergy testing company's website, there are foods I've never even thought of listed on the allergy test. They test you for at least 100 foods as well as environmental agents and more. I find this very interesting and I can't wait to hear if it helped anyone my fibromyalgia doctor knows! The testing company can be found at