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Spoonie Radio Spoonie Radio is a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia Podcast highlighting effective treatment strategies as well as insight from clinicians, researchers, & advocates. Each show focuses on evidenced-based, practical information to spread hope and understanding about an otherwise invisible illness. This show is brought to you by Dr. Courtney Craig, recovered CFS patient, clinician, and creator of www.drCourtneyCraig.com
Healing from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia The world-leading team at The Optimum Health Clinic offer strategies to support healing from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia.
The lifewithfibro's Podcast This podcast is about what I go through on a daily basis with Fibromyalgia, PTSD and spine issues. I hope that sharing my journey with you will help you along with yours.
Fibromyalgia Podcast Tired of being held prisoner in your own body? Tami Stackelhouse is an author and Fibromyalgia Coach, bringing together top fibromyalgia experts and advocates, creating a virtual dream team to help you take back control of your life and health. From doctors and researchers in the traditional medical setting, to coaches and providers of alternative and natural treatment options, this podcast will empower you to feel your best and live a fibro life you love.
Fibromyalgia Real Solutions With Amanda Love This podcast is for those with fibromyalgia who are tired of living with this condition. I give two to three suggestions at the end of each podcast to help you feel better . You just have to listen to the podcast and take action.
Dr. Joe Tatta | The Healing Pain Podcast Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that affects one’s ability to live a full and active life and impacts both physical and emotional health. Whether you are living with chronic pain or a physical therapist or other health professional such as an occupational therapist, psychologist, social worker, nurse, or physician seeking information for treating pain, we invite you to join our global community. Welcome to The Healing Pain Podcast with Dr. Joe Tatta, a podcast that promotes the latest evidence and methods for the safe and effective treatment of chronic pain. Featuring top experts, we bring you the latest research from the fields of pain science, physical therapy, physiotherapy, pain psychology, functional nutrition, integrative and functional medicine, as well as discuss innovation and provide expert opinion every week.

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Ep 89 Greater Insights into how the ADHD brain works using the Solve-It-Grid. Part 2 of the Conversation with Tamara Rosier This week is part 2 of the multi-episode series of the interview with Tammara Rosier,  author, and ADHD coach, discussing ADHD, a condition prevalent in 25-75% of those living with fibromyalgia and related problems.People with ADHD see the world through their emotions. Our brains are wired to detect even mild levels of stimulation. It doesn’t matter if it is positive or negative stimulation; something gets our attention, and we respond. We experience negative emotional stimulation when the electric bill we avoided paying is overdue. We experience positive emotional stimulation when we look forward to going golfing with friends. Some tasks, though, have no emotional stimulation.The grid is a useful tool to help frame the challenges many living with fibromyalgia face.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the showDr. Michael Lenz will be starting his new position with the Froedert medical System in mid June 2023. He will finish serving patients with Prohealth the end of May. He will practice general pediatrics and internal medicine primary care seeing patients from infants through adults. In addition, he also will see patients with fibromyalgia and related problems as well as patients interested in lifestyle medicine and clinical lipidology.You will be able to contact Froedert after April 11th to set up an appointment to see Dr. Lenz. He will be working the first 18 months at the Froedert Tosa health Center and then move to the Froedert Westbrook clinic.
Ep. 90 A Better Understanding of Chronic Fatigue. Part 3 of 3 of the Interview with Tamara Rosier. Author of "Your Brain's not broken." We have been conversing with Tamra Rosier in this last of the three-part series. She is an author and ADHD coach and has worked with clients for a long time, helping them live better with their ADHD. This is relevant to the conversation about fibromyalgia because many with fibromyalgia also have ADHD and may be unaware of the role it plays in their struggles.We talked last week about the different grids and how to understand the challenges that someone with ADHD faces looking at Yellow, Blue,  green, and red areas. For many, the red areas will be emotionally exhausting and challenging. This week, we will continue the conversation as we will talk about chronic fatigue. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the showDr. Michael Lenz will be starting his new position with the Froedert medical System in mid June 2023. He will finish serving patients with Prohealth the end of May. He will practice general pediatrics and internal medicine primary care seeing patients from infants through adults. In addition, he also will see patients with fibromyalgia and related problems as well as patients interested in lifestyle medicine and clinical lipidology.You will be able to contact Froedert after April 11th to set up an appointment to see Dr. Lenz. He will be working the first 18 months at the Froedert Tosa health Center and then move to the Froedert Westbrook clinic.
Ep. 88 Your Brain is Not Broken. A deeper Understanding of Fibromyalgia through insights from the world of ADHD. Part 1 of the interview Tamara Rosier, author and ADHD coach. This week we will start with a multi-episode series of the interview with Tammara Rosier, an author, and ADHD coach, discussing ADHD, a condition prevalent in 25-75% of those living with fibromyalgia and related problems. The insights she shares with her clients and her book are valuable for those trying to live better with fibromyalgia and brain fog. We learn about the grid she uses with her clients to help them understand their challenges. Adults with ADHD have a peculiar relationship with time, often investing it frivolously or ineffectively. Many of us feel anxiety, guilt, or self-loathing when we think about how we use our days, resulting in more wasted energy and time. Routine tasks, like laundry and paying the bills, frustrate us. When we look at those who don’t have ADHD, we wonder, Why are ordinary tasks so difficult for us to accomplish?We see our world in predictable ways. We divide our tasks into two categories—fun and not fun. The ADHD brain searches the horizon for the interesting, shiny, curious, remarkable, and exciting, and we call it all “fun.” We are captivated by fun—it affects our levels of drive, motivation, and happiness.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point iClick here for the link to the survey.Kate Pederson and Dr. Melanie Finney are researchers at DePauw University and are interested in how people might use podcasts as a form of social support especially for people who may have invisible or chronic illnesses. The survey will ask questions regarding how and why an individual listens to podcasts. The survey responses are anonymouSupport the showKate Pederson and Dr. Melanie Finney are researchers at DePauw University. They are interested in how people might use podcasts for social support, especially for people with invisible or chronic illnesses. The survey will ask how and why an individual listens to podcasts. The survey responses are anonymous.Click here for the survey.Dr. Lenz is practicing and will continue to practice medicine in southeastern Wisconsin in the metro Milwaukee area.
Ep. 87 Cognitive Distortions common with Fibromyalgia and related problems. Part 2 of the conversation with Dr. Heather Martarella, a pain psychologist We continue the conversation with Dr. Heather Martarella, a pain psychologist. This week we discuss thought patterns that are barriers to getting relief from chronic pain. These include negativity and catastrophic thinking patterns. These are also known as pain-related cognitive distortions. We also discuss shifting from a place of acceptance to one of hope. She also shares challenges and opportunities to make the biopsychosocial spiritual model more frequently incorporated into pain management.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Click here for the link to the survey.Kate Pederson and Dr. Melanie Finney are researchers at DePauw University and are interested in how people might use podcasts as a form of social support especially for people who may have invisible or chronic illnesses. The survey will ask questions regarding how and why an individual listens to podcasts. The survey responses are anonymouSupport the showKate Pederson and Dr. Melanie Finney are researchers at DePauw University. They are interested in how people might use podcasts as a form of social support, especially for people with invisible or chronic illnesses. The survey will ask how and why an individual listens to podcasts. The survey responses are anonymous.Click here for the survey.Dr. Lenz is practicing and will continue to practice medicine in southeastern Wisconsin in the metro Milwaukee area.
Ep. 86 Reframing Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain through the biopsychosocial and spiritual paradigm. Part 1 of 2 of the interview with Dr. Heather Martarella, a pain psychologist. Today and next week, we will take a deep dive into how we understand and think about chronic pain. And to do that, we have a special guest. Dr. Heather Martarella is an expert on helping clients reclaim their lives and find relief from chronic pain and insomnia/sleep issues. She also provides treatment for those coping with chronic illness, most recently including Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome. Dr. Martarella became passionate about specializing in treating chronic pain after experiencing her own physical injury in 2012, which left her with chronic pain for years and significantly changed her lifestyle. Years after her injury, she was able to begin recovering and now manages the occasional pain flare-up well and enjoys a good quality of life, and is committed to helping others find relief, too. These clients’ physical situations often manifest into anxiety, depression, insomnia, relationship conflicts, fatigue, irritability, or overwhelm. Life as you knew it may have stopped, but there is hope, and Dr. Martarella can help you find it again. Dr. Martarella uses many evidence-based therapy modalities and will develop the best combination for each client based on their needs and goals. She provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) for those suffering from sleep difficulties to help clients improve their sleep. For those with a trauma history, whether from childhood, medical, or other traumas, she may provide EMDR or Trauma-Informed CBT, to help clients heal from trauma. Dr. Martarella encourages clients to pay attention to their body's responses and incorporates biofeedback treatment when appropriate. Dr. Martarella also emphasizes self-compassion for clients who are often hard on themselves.Dr. Martarella earned a Master's and then a Doctoral degree (PsyD in 2005); she has been providing psychological treatment since 2000. She recognizes the unique toll that physical pain or chronic illness causes and helps clients reclaim their life after these setbacks. She offers compassionate, empathetic care to help you feel safe and ready to improve your life.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others will likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medicaSupport the showDr. Lenz is practicing and will continue to practice medicine in southeastern Wisconsin in the metro Milwaukee area.
Ep 85 Jake's recovery story from just being alive to thriving. Part 2 "Winning to me was being alive." Jake shares how life has been since treating important coexisting medical problems and weaning off suboxone. He is now thriving. We also have listener feedback from Amy in New Zealand."I recently came across your podcasts & have listened to many of them.I live in New Zealand & have spent the last two years struggling with what I believe is fibromyalgia. It's taken all of this time to gain access to appointments with rheumatology finally. The appointments were brief & a few trigger points were checked, with a brief amount of questions. I basically felt I wasn't listened to or even believed.  The outcome was that without me having trigger points, they couldn't diagnose me with fibromyalgia. When I heard your episode, part 3 on 'do I have fibromyalgia, I cried when you spoke about trigger points at the conclusion.  I felt some validation for how I've been feeling, & for how hard the last couple of years have been. My hope would be that you could discuss a diagnosis with or without trigger points on your podcast, & maybe why some countries like New Zealand have to include trigger points for a diagnosis in the public health system. I massively appreciate the work you do, & the hope you give me & others. Without people like you working in this field I think it's a pretty lonely, tough road for me, & others when the only person you know experiencing something like this is yourself. Thank you so much for your work, and for your podcasts."Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the showDr. Lenz is practicing and will continue to practice medicine in southeastern Wisconsin in the metro Milwaukee area.
Ep 84 Jake's recovery story going from just surviving to thriving. Part 1 Jake shares his story of overcoming oxycontin addiction, treatment with suboxone, and being happy to be alive. However, he struggled in so many other important ways, including academically and economically. The thought of thriving wasn't even considered a possibility. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the showDr. Lenz is practicing and will continue to practice medicine in southeastern Wisconsin in the metro Milwaukee area.
E17: Snippet – 7 Steps To End Overwhelm Regarding ME/CFS, Fibro, POTS, MCS Treatments & Recovery Strategies It's easy to get overwhelmed with Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, POTS, MCS, and similar invisible illnesses.People feel overwhelmed trying to do new diets, lifestyle changes, medical treatments, brain training, and just about any other helpful strategy to recover from Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, POTS, or MCS.Understanding how this affects your recovery and how to change your approach may be the biggest breakthrough in your recovery.SHOWNOTES:  https://cfsunravelled.com/episode17
Ep. 83 Why does my stomach hurt? Paradigm shift to a biopsychosocial approach with multimodal treatment. Interview with Dr Veinvogl, Pediatric GI specialist. Part 3 of 3 A paradigm shift. We have been looking at disorders of the gut-brain axis along with other disorders of central processing that fall under the umbrella of fibromyalgia. The medical model involves using a straightforward cause with a straightforward solution. Examples include type one diabetes, with the loss of insulin by immune destruction of the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. The solution is insulin, and it is life-saving. Another example is the discovery of anesthesia, allowing surgeons to do life-saving procedures. Penicillin to cure bacterial infections and antiviral medications put the once deadly HIV infection into a lifetime of remission. However, as successful as medicine has been using this medical model to treat conditions like these, it fails to adequately manage those struggling under the umbrella of central pain processing disorders. The paradigm shift is to one have a more bio cycle, social model, the mind, body spirit that is so important, and the multimodal approach to helping those who are struggling. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the showSupport the showDr. Lenz is practicing and will continue to practice medicine in southeastern Wisconsin in the metro Milwaukee area.
Ep. 82 Why does my stomach hurt? Chasing the holy grail. Interview with Dr Beate Veinvogl. Pediatric GI specialist Part 2 of 3 During this week's episode, we will continue the conversation with Dr. Beate VeinVogl, who is a pediatric gastroenterologist and professor at Harvard university, as well as working at Boston Children's Hospital, where she dedicates her time helping children and adolescents, as well as their families, understand and live much better with chronic abdominal pain known as disorders of the gut-brain interaction. During this week's episode, you will hear more about why your stomach hurts. You may have had many tests, which all have been normal, but you will still have pain and aren't given satisfying answers, let alone solutions to help your pain. The vast majority of chronic abdominal pain may be debilitating but not life-threatening, like cancer, infection like appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or celiac disease. And even if you have inflammatory bowel disease, You often will have a disorder of the gut-brain axis along with it. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the showDr. Lenz is practicing and will continue to practice medicine in southeastern Wisconsin in the metro Milwaukee area.
E17: 7 Steps To End Overwhelm Regarding ME/CFS, Fibro, POTS, MCS Treatments & Recovery Strategies It's easy to get overwhelmed with Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, POTS, MCS, and similar invisible illnesses.People feel overwhelmed trying to do new diets, lifestyle changes, medical treatments, brain training, and just about any other helpful strategy to recover from Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, POTS, or MCS.Understanding how this affects your recovery and how to change your approach may be the biggest breakthrough in your recovery.SHOWNOTES:  https://cfsunravelled.com/episode17
Ep. 81 Why does my stomach hurt? Disorders of Gut Brain Interaction. Interview with Dr. Beate Veinvogl, Pediatric GI specialist. Part 1 of 3 Disorders of gut-brain interaction. A new name for the most common type of problems seen in a pediatric GI clinic. What are they, and how do you get better or help someone with them live better?  You will learn more about them in this series with one of the world's experts, Dr. Beate Veinvogl, specializing in helping children, adolescents, and their families better understand what they are going through and then live their best life possible. Living with these disorders for many can feel like you are blindfolded and tortured for unknown reasons, without any clear recourse for relief. As with the book, the blogs, and the other podcast episodes, the goal is to remove the blindfold, explain the mystery and offer hope for healing. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the showEpisode is ScheduledPublish: Jan. 18, 2023 @12AM Edit(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) Publish NowAdd a TranscriptGet episode better indexed by search engines.Add Chapter MarkersListeners can tap through & see what's coming up.Create a Visual SoundbiteBest way to share to social media for engagement.Mid-Roll SettingsManage episode mid-roll placements.Promote a BrandSupport the showDr. Lenz is practicing and will continue to practice medicine in southeastern Wisconsin in the metro Milwaukee area.
Ep. 81 Why does my stomach hurt? Disorders of Gut Brain Interaction. Interview with Dr. Beate Veinvogel, Pediatric GI specialist. Part 1/3 Disorders of gut-brain interaction. A new name for the most common type of problems seen in a pediatric GI clinic. What are they, and how do you get better or help someone living with them live better?  You will learn more about them in this series with one of the world's experts, Dr. Beate Veinvogel, specializing in helping children, adolescents, and their families better understand what they are going through and then live their best life possible. Living with these disorders for many can feel like you are blindfolded and tortured for unknown reasons, without any clear recourse for relief. As with the book, the blogs, and the other podcast episodes, the goal is to remove the blindfold, explain the mystery and offer hope for healing. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the showEpisode is ScheduledPublish: Jan. 18, 2023 @12AM Edit(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) Publish NowAdd a TranscriptGet episode better indexed by search engines.Add Chapter MarkersListeners can tap through & see what's coming up.Create a Visual SoundbiteBest way to share to social media for engagement.Mid-Roll SettingsManage episode mid-roll placements.Promote a BrandSupport the showDr. Lenz is practicing and will continue to practice medicine in southeastern Wisconsin in the metro Milwaukee area.
Ep 80 Building Neurologic Resilience and Extending the Reach of the documentary Invisible. Rose Harwood's Words of Wisdom Part 3 of 3 How can you help build neurologic resilience to buffer the ups and downs of fibromyalgia? What inspired Rose to do the documentary? What are some of the surprising challenges that face the documentary from getting to more people? You will learn about these and more on this week's episode.Rose's story is one of several of those living with fibromyalgia just shared in the new documentary, Invisible the Film. Her story is unique because she was able to recover and continue to stay recovered from fibromyalgia. I hope that hers is a story of hope that will inspire many. At the same time, I recognize that it might be triggering to others who have never recovered and are living or have lived many years with severe symptoms. Rose also has a year-long program called Zero to Hero to help those with fibromyalgia use movement to live better with fibromyalgia.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the showDr. Lenz is practicing and will continue to practice medicine in southeastern Wisconsin in the metro Milwaukee area.
Ep 79 Movement as Medicine for Fibromyalgia. Rose Harwood's Story Part 2 of 3 How have you looked at movement and exercise in the past? For many, it can be experienced as an awful-tasting medicine with terrible side effects when attempted in the past. For many of you living with fibromyalgia, this has left you frustrated. Learn this week from Rose's personal experience of putting her fibromyalgia into recovery and working with many clients to help them do the same using movement optimally. Rose's story is one of several of those living with fibromyalgia just shared in the new documentary, Invisible the Film. Her story is unique because she was able to recover and continue to stay recovered from fibromyalgia. I hope that hers is a story of hope that will inspire many. At the same time, I recognize that it might be triggering to others who have never recovered and are living or have lived many years with severe symptoms. Rose also has a year-long program called Zero to Hero to help those with fibromyalgia use movement to live better with fibromyalgia.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the show
E16: Fibromyalgia Remission – Was it Rachel's Destiny To Get Sick? Rachel tells her story of Fibromyalgia Remission – it's interesting to hear her say that despite being healthy again and symptom free, she still says "I have fibromyalgia".We discuss how she became ill and how she went into fibromyalgia remission and the differences between recovery, cure and fibromyalgia remission.For full show notes visit: https://cfsunravelled.com/episode16
Ep 78 Movement as Medicine. Rose Harwood from the documentary Invisible: the Film shares her Recovery Story Part 1 of 3 In this week's episode, we are starting a three-part series about arguably one of the single most powerful treatments for fibromyalgia. It is more powerful than common medications, such as duloxetine, cyclobenzaprine, and amitriptyline. We will discuss the powerful role movement played in treating fibromyalgia in Rose Harwood. She was told at age 14 that she had fibromyalgia and that she should prepare for a life where she had to restrict her expectations of what she would be able to do in her life. She was told that she would have to greatly limit her most treasured activities, including keeping active and becoming an actor. Despite being told this, Rose discovered what made her feel better and what made her feel worse and, on her own, discovered how she could live better and went on to put fibromyalgia into remission despite being diagnosed at a time when relatively little was known, and treatments were limited.  Rose's story is one of several of those living with fibromyalgia just shared in the new documentary, Invisible the Film. Her story is unique because she was able to recover and continue to stay recovered from fibromyalgia. I hope that hers is a story of hope that will inspire many. At the same time, I recognize that it might be triggering to others who have never recovered and are living or have lived many years with severe symptoms. Rose also has a year-long program called Zero to Hero to help those with fibromyalgia use movement to live better with fibromyalgia.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the show
Episode 46: What to do with new pain on top of "old" pain? In this episode I give you suggestion on how to handle situation when you experience acute on top of chronic pain of fibromyalgia.
Ep 77. Interview with Nick Demos, the director of Invisible the Film, the new Fibromyalgia documentary. Part 2 In this week's episode, we hear the second half of the interview with Nick Demos, the director of Invisible the Film. When Nick decides to help his mother fight Fibromyalgia, a widely misunderstood syndrome labeled a "woman’s disease," little does he realize that he would have to confront it himself.This week we hear about how he reacted to the diagnosis and how he has learned to live well with fibromyalgia.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the show
Ep 76 Interview with Nick Demos, the director of Invisible the Film, the new Fibromyalgia documentary. Part 1 In this week's episode, we hear the first half of the interview with Nick Demos, the director of Invisible the Film. When Nick decides to help his mother fight Fibromyalgia, a widely misunderstood syndrome labeled a "woman’s disease," little does he realize that he would have to confront it himself.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the show

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Hello friends!
So Excited to be here, brining you episode #45.

The focus of today’s episode is zeroing in on what is the pain reduction really about. I had an epiphany very recently and realized that I have to share it with you because it just may help some of you to think of pain relief in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions differently.

While I was still working on this episode, 2 days ago, I was in a car accident, I rear-ended a truck. I got distracted while in slow traffic, the line of cars stopped at a light and I did not realize this soon enough. The reason I am mentioning this is that I had yet another re-inforcement of the concept I am talking to you about!

So the question is: what does the pain relief in chronic pain and fibromyalgia really come down to? In a nutshell, the pain relief comes down to finding evidence for and focusing on all the ways our nervous system and brain ARE working FOR US as opposed to looking for evidence of how they do not. That’s it.

Let me explain.

If you listen to enough of my episodes or videos you know I view the process of recovery from chronic pain in 3 main steps or strategies:

Understand and embrace the concept of neuroplasticity – meaning – accept that the brain/central nervous system generate the pain (and as result can take it away because the neuronal connections are born and severed /deleted every day based on our practices and habits)
BELIEVE the pain relief is possible AND available to you
Lastly, engage the relaxation response that makes our primitive brains feel SAFE.



I notice that often, even myself, being an experienced pain coach that I am, I tend to first think of the worst case scenario when I experience worsening of pain. Basically, my brain offers the following thought: “You see?? It is NOT working! Your pain cannot and will not get better!” And in the past I would succumb to that thought which would lead me down the spiral of doom and would not lead to anything good, seriously.

The good news is that this is normal, Our brains, our lovely brains that want to keep us safe and comfortable and love familiarity above all else, even it is not serving us, will offer us that thought. And our job is to say, well, dear brain, how about focusing on ways this DOES work?

The way to achieve this, is to sit down with a pen and paper, and think of all the times your body DID do something that may have delighted or surprised you, or may not have even registered in your attention, basically you took it for granted. I will give you some examples:


Think of one activity that you enjoy doing that you can actually forget a little or completely about your pain. Meaning, when you think about the pain then you may feel it but in the moment you are completely lost in the flow of things and you are blissfully unaware of any pain. This is a proof our nervous system is working as designed and intended. It takes away from the pain because it is focusing on something pleaseant and the pleasant and joy neurotransmitters temporarily win over the pain inducing ones.



Think of ANY time your pain was clearly worse when you were stressed out or under enormous pressure – whether in personal life or in a workplace. Your pain was worse, you did not sleep well, you were more tired. This is a proof that the system is working. The stress response is resulting in increased production of stress related chemicals that make us feel worse.



Have you ever felt excited about something, super excited, either an event you were going to go to, or a new movie, or a concert or a vacation you dreamt up and paid for, and transiently you could feel less burden of a pain? How about being excited about some project at home or at work where you were applying yourself creatively or in a leadership position – have you felt a jolt of energy, life force, energy to live and enjoy? The research has shown that when we feel good about ourselves, we feel better physically.



At the time of my accident this past week, within moments of hitting the truck ahead of me, I started experiencing almost immediate sharp pains in my neck and upper back. Then as I moved my head the pain was worse, and I could feel my upper back spasming. It was fascinating how fast that happened. After calling 911 and securing my car out of traffic, I started actively communicating with my tight muscles and brain. I was still shaking a little but I was safe. I slowed down my breathing and actively relaxed my
Ep 75 The top podcast series for 2022. Two Invisible Illnesses. Dr. Dodson discusses ADHD, a common condition in many with Fibromyalgia As the year 2022 comes to a close,  I want to thank all of you, the listeners and supporters of the podcast. Your encouragement means a lot. I also want to thank all the guests from this year. You have taught me a lot, and your wisdom has helped and will continue to help those struggling with the invisible illness of fibromyalgia and other related conditions. For the last podcast episode, I chose one of the most popular guests and topics from 2022. There were so many outstanding guests and great topics. So it was hard to choose just one. I chose the interview with Dr. Bill Dodson on the subject of ADHD. I edited the interview from over two and a half hours to just over one hour and kept all of his wisdom. Treatment of fibromyalgia is a multifaceted multimodal approach. There is no magic pill or treatment. In fact, the largest chapter in my book discusses the role food can have on fibromyalgia and disorders of gut-brain interaction, like functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Dodson has dedicated his career to helping those with ADHD and helping teach the medical community about another invisible illness affecting many people. The two most stigmatized and misunderstood conditions I see are fibromyalgia-related problems and ADHD.Questions answered in this week's episode includeWhat are the symptoms of ADHD?How does the ADHD brain operate compared to the neurotypical brain?How common is ADHD in those with fibromyalgia?How is ADHD best treated?How safe are stimulants for the treatment of ADHD?What is rejection-sensitive dysphoria?Is ADHD an optional diagnosis? Is it optional whether a doctor diagnoses it, and is it optional whether it is treated?What are the potential consequences of untreated ADHD?Why did Dr. Dodson get interested in treating ADHD?Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Support the show
Ep 74. Either you're a Hypochondriac, or your central nervous system is out of balance. Dan Neuffer Part 2 This week's episode discusses these choices and how stress impacts fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The serious answer to what you are struggling with is discussed as well: "Either you're a Hypochondriac, or your central nervous system is out of balance."Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, hundreds of others likely have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.You can connect with Dan through his website, ANS rewire. Support the show
Ep. 73 Dan Neuffer shares his recovery story from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and POTS Listen to Dan as he shares his story of recovery from months and years of deep despair, fatigue, pain, and more.  His story offers hope. He is passionate about sharing what he has learned to help others through similar struggles. Dan discusses how the central nervous and autonomic nervous systems can get out of balance through various stressors. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.You can connect with Dan through his website, ANS rewire. Support the show
Dan Neuffer shares his recovery story from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and POTS Listen to Dan as he shares his story of recovery from months and years of deep despair, fatigue, pain, and more.  His story offers hope. He is passionate about sharing what he has learned to help others through similar struggles. Dan discusses how the central nervous and autonomic nervous systems can get out of balance through various stressors. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.You can connect with Dan through his website, ANS rewire. Support the show
E15: Snippet – What is the most important thing towards healing from ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and POTS? Sometimes we are overwhelmed by what is the most important thing to do for recovery from Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), POTS or MCS.So I share my thoughts and experience around this in this short recovery snippet.
EP 72 Sleep Hygiene. The Good sleep habits to help you live well. Fibro and Sleep Part 5 Good sleep routines, known as sleep hygiene, can promote healthy sleep, but poor sleep habits can worsen restorative sleep. This week's episode will look at the nonmedication treatment of sleep problems. Management of Fibro and related problems involves multiple approaches working simultaneously to reduce pain, fatigue, and brain fog, and sleep is an important one to keep in mind.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics, you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Support the show
Ep. 71 The connections between sleep deprivation, emotional eating, ADHD, and PTSD. Sleep and Fibro Part 4 In this week's episode, we look at the impact sleep deprivation has on emotional eating and weight gain, which can worsen underlying conditions more common in those with fibromyalgia, like sleep apnea. We also look at the impact of ADHD and PTSD, which involve our emotions,  on our ability to get good restorative sleep.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics, you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Links to a study discussed in this episodeSupport the show
Ep. 71 The connections between sleep deprivation and emotional eating, ADHD, and PTSD. Sleep and Fibro Part 4 In this week's episode, we look at the impact sleep deprivation has on emotional eating and weight gain, which can worsen underlying conditions more common in those with fibromyalgia, like sleep apnea. We also look at the impact of ADHD and PTSD, which involve our emotions,  on our ability to get good restorative sleep.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics, you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Links to a study discussed in this episodeSupport the show
E14: MECFS POTS Fibromyalgia Sleep normalisation explained by Dr Jacob Teitelbaum Fibromyalgia sleep and ME/CFS sleep are full of problems.  Getting to sleep, staying asleep, and experiencing refreshing sleep all elude patients.  Dr Jacob Teitelbaum is one of the world's leading Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and POTS physicians and shares his experience and insights on sleep restoration in this episode of the Wisdom from the Other Side Podcast.Dan Neuffer & Dr Teitelbaum discuss normal sleep vs sleep in fibromyalgia/ME/CFS/POTS and how to normalise fibromyalgia sleep disturbance to accelerate recovery progress.We peel back the layers of strategies for sleep normalisation, including neural retraining and also the psychological components of sleep disturbance.It's so easy into thinking that we have 'tried it all' in terms of fibromyalgia sleep remedies or ME/CFS sleep treatments, but what is needed is a structured building of strategies to improve sleep.We discuss fibromyalgia sleep problems like sleep apnea, fibromyalgia sleep medication (CFS sleep medication) and Upper Airways Resistance Syndrome in Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and POTS.
Ep.55 Migraines and ADHD. Part 1 of the Conversation with Dr. Cheyette, a Pediatric Neurologist. This is the first of a 3 part conversation with Dr. Cheyette, a pediatric neurologist and author with a special interest in migraines and ADHD. Migraines fall under the umbrella of fibromyalgia. Both involve problems in how the brain and central nervous system process stimuli. You are sure to gain greater insight into both of these. You can learn more about Dr. Cheyette through her website.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it to even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. Click here for the blog post based on this episode including show notes.If you have questions or topics, you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 25 What is ADHD? Do I have it? Part 1 of Fibromyalgia and ADHD In this episode, we hear from Lisa a listener, and then begin a podcast series on Fibromyalgia and ADHD. More and more research has shown a strong connection between Fibromyalgia and ADHD. This connection will be explored in-depth with the help of Dr. Bill Dodson, one of the nations leading experts on ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder. For show notes click here.This and all the podcasts are for educational purposes only.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question.Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep.70 Do you have sleep apnea making your Fibro worse? Sleep and Fibro Part 3 Today we continue the conversation around sleep and fibromyalgia by looking into sleep apnea, another common medical condition in those with fibromyalgia.While fibromyalgia is more common in women than men, sleep apnea is often considered in men, being eight times more likely to be recognized than in women. There are different reasons for this. Men are likelier to have classic sleep apnea symptoms such as snoring, witnessed apnea, and daytime sleepiness. Women are more likely to have less obvious symptoms like morning headaches, fatigue, insomnia, and exhaustion. These symptoms are more easily recognized as depression and fibromyalgia. For show notes, click here.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics, you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Links to a study discussed in this episode and another study.
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Today is a special day. First of all, I am recording this from my “studio” in England and when it airs, I will still be in England!  Of course, I don’t have a studio in England, I am visiting my sister and she lives in England, about 30 minutes southwest from London and so temporarily my recording studio is here 
Second, today is day 3 of my new Winning at Fibromyalgia online course going live, meaning being available for purchase. This course is basically the labor of my study and research and seeing patients over the past 12 months and my desire to let the knowledge know the large swaths of people with fibromyalgia and other forms of similar chronic pains.
What triggered me to get myself into high gear action was the culmination of events. I mentioned to you in one of the prior episodes I am working on a tedx talk about this new way of handling and reducing pain in fibromyalgia. I have continued seeing many women in my office with fibromyalgia and one of them literally told me she has felt crazy in medical offices when she would talk to physicians and other health care providers about her pain. Because she looks well, she did not feel believed, even dismissed. She felt she was viewed as a drug seeker when all she wanted was feeling better, feeling NORMAL.

If health care makes people feel crazy, something is very wrong. We can do better. I can do better.
So I have put together an online format of material that I normally teach my patients in person, over the course of several sessions. It is an online program that teaches you everything about fibromyalgia and how to help yourself. It includes scientific information that I dissect into small digestible pieces. You learn at your own pace. From the comfort of your home.
I am offering it for a super discounted price of 249 USD to a small number of participants who are eager to take advantage of this opportunity and realize this is a rare opportunity. This small group of learners we ask for your feedback on the course.
t will only be available for purchase at this price tag until this coming Thursday. We will then close the cart and reopen in December at probably doubled price.8
So why is it such a big deal?

It is first and only course of its kind at the moment in this space. You will not find another course geared toward humans suffering from fibromyalgia, not of this quality and not at this price.
When you purchase my course, you will have the advantage of learning from the Comfort of your home, even your PJs!
Price tag of 249 USD – I do not exaggerate when I say the courses of this kind, containing the type of information I cover are worth THOUSANDs of dollars. Thousands. I am making it available at this price so that it can become available to as many people with fibromyalgia of you as many are willing to learn and find out.
I have a unique combination of skills that were crucial for putting this course together – I am a rheumatologist so I have been seeing patients with fibromyalgia for over 15 years, I have the condition myself, and last but not the least I took special interest in understanding and trialing the tools to help – and proofed them on myself.
The information included in the course is the magic sauce:

Scientific information I gathered over the course of many years as a rheumatologist and put it in small easy to digest bites. Examples of such information is how we know the pain in real in Fibromyalgia and what kind of factors affect it.
I also summarize prior research done in the area of how our thoughts and beliefs affect our experiences of pain.
I review, step by step, the WAF method to reduce the pain. It includes somatic experiencing of the pain, being able to be present in the moment and being able to be compassionate with and loving to ourselves.




I am obviously biased and I believe this is a great deal.

I say you jump in and see for yourself.

And until next time 


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At the beginning of the episode i asked her how she got to do the work she does – and she shares her OWN journey, how terrible her body felt while she was still working as a breast imaging radiologist. Her symptoms included body pain reminiscent of fibromyalgia and HOST of other symptoms that were ALL related to stress but nobody could diagnose it for her!
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Ep 68. Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder and Fibro. Sleep and Fibromyalgia Part 1. This is the first part of a more in-depth discussion on sleep and fibromyalgia that I spoke at on November 5th for the virtual Fibromyalgia Care Conference. This week you'll hear an in-depth discussion on restless leg syndrome and periodic limb disorder, which are common in those with fibro, but typically not recognized, diagnosed treated. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.
Ep 69. Why do I hurt after sleeping and feel unrefreshed? Sleep and Fibro Part 2 Like many with fibromyalgia, you may wonder, "why don't I sleep well? Why am I exhausted even after sleeping for 7-9 hours? Why do I get "sore" from sleeping? Why is sleeping painful? I'll finally get some awful pain to subside; I drift off into bliss eventually…. But then, when I wake up from sleep, I'm wincing from horrible pain before my eyes are even open. How am I in more pain than when I went to sleep?"In this week's episode, we will consider these questions and others, such as which comes first, poor sleep leading to pain or pain leading to poor sleep?  Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics, you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.
Ep 68. Sleep and Fibromyalgia Series Part 1. RLS, PLMD and Fibro This is the first part of a more in-depth discussion on sleep and fibromyalgia that I spoke at on November 5th for the virtual Fibromyalgia Care Conference. This week you'll hear an in-depth discussion on restless leg syndrome and periodic limb disorder, which are common in those with fibro, but typically not recognized, diagnosed treated. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Today’s sponsor, BetterHelp, is here to help you.BetterHelp offers licensed therapists who are trained to listen and help you.Talk to your therapist in a private, online environment at your convenience.A broad range of expertise in BetterHelp’s 20,000+ therapists network gives you access to help that may not be available in your area.Go to https://betterhelp.com/cqrfibro for 10% off your first month.
Ep 67. Adam's journey from Chronic Lyme Diagnosis to Fibromyalgia and recovery. Part 3 This is the third part of a 3 part series of an interview with Adam, a patient of mine who went through 8 challenging years after being originally diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease and seeing no improvements. His subsequent journey will resonate with many, but the reversal of his fibromyalgia inspires and offers hope for those stuck in despair. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Today’s sponsor, BetterHelp, is here to help you.BetterHelp offers licensed therapists who are trained to listen and help you.Talk to your therapist in a private, online environment at your convenience.A broad range of expertise in BetterHelp’s 20,000+ therapists network gives you access to help that may not be available in your area.Go to https://betterhelp.com/cqrfibro for 10% off your first month.
Ep 66. Adam's journey from Chronic Lyme Diagnosis to Fibromyalgia and recovery. Part 2 This is the second part of a series of an interview with Adam, a patient of mine who went through 8 challenging years after being originally diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease and seeing no improvements. His subsequent journey will resonate with many, but the reversal of his fibromyalgia inspires and offers hope for those stuck in despair. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Today’s sponsor, BetterHelp, is here to help you.BetterHelp offers licensed therapists who are trained to listen and help you.Talk to your therapist in a private, online environment at your convenience.A broad range of expertise in BetterHelp’s 20,000+ therapists network gives you access to help that may not be available in your area.Go to https://betterhelp.com/cqrfibro for 10% off your first month.
E13: Snippet – Should you change program, coach or practitioner to help you recover from CFS/Fibromyalgia/POTS/MCS? Should you make a change to a new mind/body program, physical treatment approach, health coach, or other health care practitioner for your recovery from ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, POTS or MCS?In this short recovery snippet, we discuss the options and seek to understand the reasons why different approaches fail so that we can decide whether to persist or not.
Ep. 65 "Maybe I don't have Chronic Lyme." Adam's 8 year journey from a diagnosis of Chronic Lyme to Fibromyalgia and then Recovery. Part 1 This week we start a series with an interview with Adam, a patient of mine who went through 8 challenging years after being originally diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and seeing no improvements. His subsequent journey will resonate with many, but the reversal of his fibromyalgia inspires and offers hope for those stuck in despair. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition or individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Today’s sponsor, BetterHelp, is here to help you.BetterHelp offers licensed therapists who are trained to listen and help you.Talk to your therapist in a private, online environment at your convenience.A broad range of expertise in BetterHelp’s 20,000+ therapists network gives you access to help that may not be available in your area.Go to https://betterhelp.com/cqrfibro for 10% off your first month.
Welcome to episode 40 of WAF Podcast!
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Episode 40: One year anniversary, success at modulating acute pain Episode 40: You experience an acute jolt of pain – now what?
Welcome to episode 40 of WAF Podcast!
I am recording this episode exactly on my podcast first anniversary! I launched The Winning at Fibromyalgia podcast exactly a year ago, October 15th 2021. It is now October 15th 2022. This is the 40th episode.
I could choose to be upset over not giving you 52 episodes – one per week.
But instead I am choosing to be grateful and excited. Grateful for all of you who listen and have found some form of helpful information, in one shape or another. I get excited when I get feedback that something I talked about or mention was helpful. I am also excited because a year ago I did not think I would do this, that I would be able to produce 40 episodes. It means putting my thoughts into words, on paper/computer screen, then recording it. It means picking and inviting guests on my podcast, recording the interview. Then listening to it and helping to edit. Hours and hours of work.
So, I am celebrating. This entire weekend. One of the questions I have for you – what are you celebrating when you look at the past year? I don’t think we should only reflect on the past year at the end of the year. I feel we can reflect any time of the year, especially if there is an anniversary.
It was also recently an anniversary of 8th year of my Mom passing. And I am not quite ready to talk about that on my podcast.
I am so excited to be back. I have shared with you I have been going through a rather difficult time of accepting a dissolution of a romantic relationship. I am doing better and deeply appreciate all the messages of support and encouragement and love from you. It feels like I am almost over the hump 
Today, in addition to this being a celebratory podcast of one year anniversary  I am choosing to share another personal experience, intimately related to my story of fibromyalgia. Before I get to it, I do want to say one thing – aimed at all of you, my lovely women who suffer with pain every day, who wonder whether it can ever change, whether YOU can ever change it. I am here to tell you – YES YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN!
It is within your power to reduce your pain and turn the entire course of your fibromyalgia story around! I see it on myself, I see it in my patients, rewiring of the pain pathways, the pain neural circuits CAN be rewired, NEW neural connections can be created! Every minute. Every hour of every day, we have an opportunity create these new neuronal connections! That will translate in less pain and more enjoyment, and you doing things that you cannot imagine right now because you cannot see beyond the current moment 
My fibromyalgia back pain has been flaring through this break up time (and coming and going anniversary of my Mom’s passing). I have been doing somatic tracking every day and it is really good in the evening when I am relaxing and definitely flares up during the day when I am at work. But it has been tolerable. Now I decided a break up would be a good time to go to my old crossfit gym here on the cape. I was a member for several months last year but quit last September and joined more of a regular globo gym. I felt I was too destroyed after each workout back then, and my joints were sore after – I do have rheumatoid arthritis and I just did not feel it was right.
So with this break up I decided to return to the crossfit. And there the second day I went, we were doing push press and split jerks. That’s a movement when you push the bar above your head while you catch it below – with your legs slightly apart, as if in a lounging position. And I overdid it, too enthusiastic, I put on too much weight. ON the way down, as I was receiving the bar with weights, I felt a pop/sharp pain in my R shoulder, followed by a temporary weakness, to the point of not being able to lift the arm for a few moments.
My first though was “no! I hurt my shoulder again!”, I do have a history of R shoulder injury/partial rotator cuff tear, from 10 years ago, that responded to PT but would flare every time I overdid things in Crossfit – lifting things above my head. And my first thought went to – OMG, I MUST HAVE NOW COMPLETELY TORN it, that’s why I have weakness and sharp pain, why else would the pain be there so sharp???
I was in a pure panic mode.
And this is where something magic happened and the reason I am sharing this episode with you. I WAS ABLE TO PAUSE. I was able to put a pause, a break between the trigger (the movement that I believed re-injured my shoulder) and my spiraling out of control, the dooms spiral. I already put the bar back on the rack.
I went to the coach. I told her what happened/that I was worried about re-injury.
Then I tried and succeeded in calming myself down.
Two main things happened:

I focused on the pain and realized tw
Ep. 64. Chronic Lyme. Real Answers. Real understanding. Real hope. Part 4 In this week's episode, we hear some of the struggles people with Chronic Lyme identify with. A study from John Hopkins Lyme Research Center on the development of post-Lyme Treatment Syndrome after acute Lyme is discussed. A fair number have persistent symptoms despite appropriate treatment. We also discuss cytokines, the molecules that are released when our immune system is activated, and their impact on chronic symptoms.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics, you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Today’s sponsor, BetterHelp, is here to help you.BetterHelp offers licensed therapists who are trained to listen and help you.Talk to your therapist in a private, online environment at your convenience.A broad range of expertise in BetterHelp’s 20,000+ therapists network gives you access to help that may not be available in your area.Go to https://betterhelp.com/cqrfibro for 10% off your first month.
Chronic Illness At Work with Julie Hamilton If you’re struggling right now with working with fibromyalgia or other chronic illnesses, there is hope. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, today’s interview will be fabulous for you. Tami is thrilled to share this interview with Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® Julie Hamilton about her new book, Chronic Illness at Work. One of the most important things about this book is that it not only helps those of us with chronic illnesses but shows companies that it's in their best interest to support their employees. In this episode, Tami and Julie talk about Julie’s fibromyalgia diagnosis, becoming a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®, the inspiration behind Chronic Illness at Work, how supporting good employees benefits everyone involved, Julie’s favorite parts of writing her book, what it’s like writing a book with fibromyalgia, the deep emotions that came up when the book was published, how Chronic Illness at Work helps HR professionals and employers to support staff with chronic illnesses, why people working with chronic illnesses can also benefit from Chronic Illness at Work, the importance of ergonomics, exploring options for job accommodations, key facts on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Job Accommodations Network, how Julie works with employees and employers, Julie’s passion for helping other people with chronic illnesses, how you can get a free copy of Chronic Illness at Work, success stories from Julie’s clients, benefits of working with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®, and more.   Note: This episode is not meant to be medical advice. Every person and every situation is unique. The information you learn in this episode should be shared and discussed with your own healthcare providers. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. For daily doses of hope, inspiration, and practical advice, join Tami on Facebook or Instagram. Need a good book to read? Download Tami's books for free. Ready to take back control of your life and health? Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®.
Ep. 63 Chronic Lyme and Post Treatment Lyme disease Syndrome. Part 3 In this week's episode, we discuss some claims about Chronic Lyme taking a deep dive into some of the science. What is Post-treatment Lyme disease Syndrome? Is it related to Long Haul COVID Syndrome? Is there a connection between these and fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics, you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Today’s sponsor, BetterHelp, is here to help you.BetterHelp offers licensed therapists who are trained to listen and help you.Talk to your therapist in a private, online environment at your convenience.A broad range of expertise in BetterHelp’s 20,000+ therapists network gives you access to help that may not be available in your area.Go to https://betterhelp.com/cqrfibro for 10% off your first month.
Ep. 62 Lyme disease Part 2. Acute and Late Lyme and discussion about Chronic Lyme. On this week's episode we discuss acute and late Lyme and the discuss a condition called by some Chronic Lyme. Chronic Lyme is nebulous and many feel those who have been diagnosed meet the criteria for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.The topic of Lyme disease is relevant to fibromyalgia because many people have been diagnosed with Chronic Lyme disease or post-Lyme treatment syndrome. Many have been diagnosed through methods not approved by the FDA or CDC. Their symptoms overlap with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. That begs the question, are these the same entities? We will discuss this in more detail in subsequent episodes. I hope you have enjoyed the podcast. If you think you have Lyme disease, make sure you discuss this with your doctor. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics, you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.Today’s sponsor, BetterHelp, is here to help you.BetterHelp offers licensed therapists who are trained to listen and help you.Talk to your therapist in a private, online environment at your convenience.A broad range of expertise in BetterHelp’s 20,000+ therapists network gives you access to help that may not be available in your area.Go to https://betterhelp.com/cqrfibro for 10% off your first month.
Addiction, Dependency, and Withdrawal with Dr. Chelsea Liebowitz After our last Ask the Coach episode, where Tami covered the three FDA-approved medications for fibromyalgia, we received many follow-up questions from listeners. Questions like: What’s the difference between being addicted and being physically dependent? How can you safely come off your medication? When is it time to reduce or discontinue certain medications? In today’s episode, Tami is excited to be joined by Doctor of Pharmacy Chelsea Liebowitz, who’s here to clear up all these questions and more. As a pain patient herself, Chelsea spent years seeking answers for her chronic pain, and she knows your pharmacist's vital role as part of your healthcare team. In their conversation, Chelsea and Tami talk about what it was like growing up with chronic pain and the medical gaslighting Chelsea experienced, how frustration with a lack of answers led Chelsea on a journey to figure it out herself, the discovery that copper toxicity was behind a lot of her symptoms, it requires determination and grit for people with chronic illnesses to get answers, Chelsea’s training in pharmacy, how pharmacists help patients, why you should build a relationship with a small independent pharmacy, the difference between addiction and physical dependence, most medication is not curative – it helps you manage your symptoms, viewing medicine as a tool to help you accomplish what you want, Chelsea’s tips for tapering off of your medications, how to know when it’s time to taper off your medicines, how coaches can help you to heal medical trauma, removing the stigma of withdrawal, distinguishing between temporary withdrawal symptoms and still needing your medication, empowering yourself around potential side effects, Chelsea’s experience with medical PTSD, things doctors say and what they really mean, and more.   Note: This episode is not meant to be medical advice. Every person and every situation is unique. The information you learn in this episode should be shared and discussed with your own healthcare providers. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. For daily doses of hope, inspiration, and practical advice, join Tami on Facebook or Instagram. Need a good book to read? Download Tami's books for free. Ready to take back control of your life and health? Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®.

Hi! Welcome to episode #39!

Today I am going to talk about the pain of a break up! It is something I first heard about a year ago when I was taking pain reprocessing courses and at that time I found it fascinating. I was recently ” id=”4yVIlsoTmdm” vid=”4yVIlsoTmdm” id-for-player=”4yVIlsoTmdm” link=”/listen/episode-39-the-pain-of-a-break-up-and-my-fibromyalgia-4yVIlsoTmdm/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Episode 39: The pain of a break up and my fibromyalgia Episode 39: The pain of a break up is both emotional and physical

Hi! Welcome to episode #39!

Today I am going to talk about the pain of a break up! It is something I first heard about a year ago when I was taking pain reprocessing courses and at that time I found it fascinating. I was recently dating and it did not occur to me I would be “testing” on myself 

Break ups hurt. NO matter how many times you have thought about breaking up with the person or questioned whether your relationship was going to last – when it actually happens, and you like, loved them, it hurts.

So first, I met a great man, after not dating for almost 6 years, and he swept me off my feet and now we are broken up.  That’s the short story.

There is a study, believe it or not, that explored what happens when people are shown pictures of someone they loved/someone who broke up with them. Brain MRIs were done at the same time. They recruited 40 people for this, all of them had experienced a recent unwanted break up. The other part of the experiment was stimulation of the left forearm with a hot probe. Auch. And what they found is that the signal that is picked up at the time of looking at a picture of your ex overlaps significantly/almost identically with area in the brain that processes physical pain! Isnt’ this fascinating?

These findings give a new meaning to the sentence “break up hurts”. Because it does. And you can even prove it on the functional brain MRI!

But joking aside, these findings basically shed new insight into how emotional experiences lead to development of physical pain. They are consistent with the research on “embodiment” which means that emotional experiences are closely intricately and intimately connected to the physical sensation and processing of pain.

This explains why people may experience an uptick in pain after a breakup or whenever they are going through a difficult time that is accompanied by some kind of social rejection.

So the next question is what to do, can you make it better?First of all, heart break is always hard and I am not here to tell you will make the pain go away. Break up means a loss of a relationship and no matter how bad it was, you still have to mourn the good and beautiful and wonderful things that you had experienced together. However, I do claim that what I am about to say will make YOU feel better about the whole situation and in turn, may improve the pain.


First, acknowledge the pain you are feeling, the heart ache.

The pain can be all consuming and excruciating. If you are anyone like me, who falls hard and experiences everything intensely, you will feel the pain intensely. trying to run away from it does not help. Acknowledge It is there and that it is ok.


Allow yourself a lot of grace and love.


You may cry, and feel intense sorrow, that may make it hard to function – let yourself feel it is ok. Love on yourself. Try to think of what gives you sense of love and reassurance. Then feel it, imagine it. I have been imagining a picture of me being a small girl, feeling sad and lost, and giving that little girl a huge loving warm and reassuring hug. Telling her it is going to be ok.


Know you are NOT alone.

Remember many other people have gone through this and you will get through this too. Almost anything we experience in life, and especially a break up, other humans have overcome. So can you. So can I.


Accept the decision.
If you are the one who was the recipient of the break up news, like me in this particular situation, accepting the decision is extremely important. For whatever reason the other person decided it was best for them to break up – that means it is best for you too. Because why would you want to be with someone who cannot see the same about you?



Try to learn from this experience – are there any ways you were not true to yourself in the process? If so, why not?



Know that you are going to be ok.
Ep.61 Lyme disease. Part 1. Medical training, history of Lyme disease, and Acute Lyme. In this episode, I interview  Dr. Zac Telfer to discuss medical training, the history of Lyme disease, and how and who discovered it. We then discuss acute Lyme disease.Lyme disease, in many aspects, is very straightforward, but in others, it can be confusing and even controversial. Living in Wisconsin, I have seen many with acute Lyme disease and helped them get better. However, there is a chronic Lyme disease and a separate post-Lyme treatment disorder, shrouded in a cloud of mystery and confusion. These include diagnosis, testing, and treatments. Many of the symptoms overlap with fibromyalgia. Research is ongoing, and many who have been diagnosed have been through ongoing struggles. Many have felt abandoned by traditional medical providers. In that vacuum, alternative medicine has attempted to find meaningful answers and solutions. We will unpack these using an evidence-based medical approach to offer helpful and meaningful insights.  The topic of Lyme disease is relevant to fibromyalgia because many people have been diagnosed with Chronic Lyme disease or post-Lyme treatment syndrome. Many have been diagnosed through methods not approved by the FDA or CDC. Their symptoms overlap with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. That begs the question, are these the same entities? We will discuss this in more detail in subsequent episodes. I hope you have enjoyed the podcast. If you think you have Lyme disease, make sure you discuss this with your doctor. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it and even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics, you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding symptoms and health concerns.
E12: Fascinating videos capture Shannon's recovery from 7 years of ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and POTS It's one thing seeing interviews with people that recovered, and another thing seeing them tell their stories in real-time.In this interview, Shannon tells how she recovered from fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and POTS after 7 years of illness.Her 2½ year journey was bumpy, with her actually worsening before she got better.  This interview captures her journey, and when you CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES and you will see a collection of her video journals that captured her story which makes for a fascinating watch.
Ep. 60. Pain, Suffering, Meaning, and Metanarrative. Part 3 of the conversation with Luke Thompson Living with fibromyalgia affects the mind, body, and spirit. This week discusses finding existential meaning in life and the concept of a metanarrative. Luke Thompson, a philosophy professor and pastor, shares wisdom and insights into the problems of pain and suffering.  Medical doctors and scientists often don't talk about faith and spirituality with their patients. Still, it affects everybody, and taking a whole-person approach to caring for others includes not only the body but also the mind and faith/spirituality. It often isn't until life is forced to slow down due to medical struggles that these deeper questions about life are contemplated. The quote from  George Foster Wallace, "everybody worships something," is also discussed this week.Luke can be reached through his email, [email protected] if you have any questions. You can get a copy of his book here.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it to even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Conditions Related to Fibromyalgia Many of the symptoms people blame on fibromyalgia are actually due to coexisting conditions. Too many people go too long with the wrong diagnosis, taking inappropriate medications, and following unnecessary protocols because their provider didn’t identify the correct cause. This topic came up a lot in the last cohort of Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor® training. As we went through the program, the students had many lightbulb moments and realized much more was happening than just fibromyalgia. By getting to know fibromyalgia deeply, it becomes a lot easier to spot when those symptoms are from something else. After living with fibromyalgia since 2007 and being a coach for over ten years, Tami often picks up clues in client conversations that indicate something else is going on. Today, she’s sharing a brief overview of some of the most common conditions that tend to get overlooked after someone has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  In this episode, Tami talks about how she spots the clues that something else is at play, the problem with the lack of training about fibromyalgia in medical school, symptoms of other conditions often get blamed on fibromyalgia, why it’s critical to identify and address the root cause of your symptoms correctly, clues she typically sees that suggest Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), respiratory issues, Sjogren's syndrome, sleep apnea, thyroid conditions, lupus, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, and other common conditions we see alongside fibromyalgia, why testing TSH alone isn’t enough to assess your thyroid function, what you need to know about chronic fatigue syndrome/ME and fibromyalgia, viruses and bacterial infections that have similar symptoms to fibromyalgia, and more.   Note: This episode is not meant to be medical advice. Every person and every situation is unique. The information you learn in this episode should be shared and discussed with your own healthcare providers. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. For daily doses of hope, inspiration, and practical advice, join Tami on Facebook or Instagram. Need a good book to read? Download Tami's books for free. Ready to take back control of your life and health? Schedule a consultation with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®.
Ep. 59 Hope for the "Least." Part 2 of the Conversation with Luke Thompson Living with fibromyalgia affects the mind, body, and spirit. Those with fibromyalgia can feel like the "least of these," often feeling overlooked, invalidated, and in great despair. This series discusses finding meaning in life with Luke Thompson, a philosophy professor and pastor, as he shares wisdom and insights into the problems of pain and suffering. According to Luke, there are different attempts to find meaning in life, but these fall "under the sun," providing limited short-term meaning.  It may be through curiosity and science or through pleasure. This week we discuss the perspective of Neil deGrasse Tyson, the scientist, public speaker, and promoter of science and astronomy, as he gives his answer to the meaning of life. Medical doctors and scientists often don't talk about faith and spirituality with their patients. Still, it affects everybody, and taking a whole-person approach to caring for others includes not only the body but also the mind and faith/spirituality. As the late George Foster Wallace wrote, "everybody worships something." Luke can be reached through his email, [email protected] if you have any questions. You can get a copy of his book here.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it to even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.Our sponsor for the podcast this week is bringjoytoyourkitchen.com. An 8-week online course called Plant U helps you get your health back on track using food as medicine. The course includes weekly coaching, videos, and recipes that help you transition or recommit to a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Do you want more energy, accountability, and support for eating plant-based, help with irritable bowel and fibromyalgia, and improve other he

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Episode: Weaving the threads (of WInning at Fibromyalgia philosophy) together Episode 37: Weaving the threads (of Winning at fibromyalgia philosophy) together

Hello friends.

In the past few episodes I discussed individual pieces of the Core Winning at Fibromyalgia program. Today I am coming on here for a sweet short episode to recap, and emphasize the most important pieces and what I am doing about it.

I do strongly recommend listening to prior episodes to learn more about the individual steps.
In summary, they include:

The Neuroplasticity concept – the principle of this is that our central nervous sytem/brain can produce pain that is felt in the body, and more importantly, that it does not have to stay that way. Our brain has an amazing, incredible capacity to rewire itself, with a little bit of help.

The concept of Belief – in own’s body ability to heal, in our brain capacity to rewire, in ourselves, and our ability to get better.

Letting go of the attachment to the outcome. In short it means we can want something very much (to reduce our pain and improve our lives) but it can create a lot of pressure on our brain so it helps to feel certain lightness about our desire and journey to pain reduction. More curiousity and self compassion.



The work – mindfulness based techniques that incoude somatic tracking, self compassion, healing emotional wounds from the past.


The most important pieces, in my opinion and the common denominator in all success stories are the belief in one’s ability to get better, to heal, to be pain free or with significantly less pain AND fierce self -love.

I have found on my own journey and from listening to the many women who got better – they believe and they love on themselves. Self-love can be hard to recognize as self love because the societal norms tell us what we “should” and should not do. And we put that pressure on ourselves. Some of the examples of the opposite of self love is:

Putting others’ need ahead of your own – repeatedly. Many many moms do that. Every day. I just spoke to a good friend of mine whose husband took their kids to his parents for a weekend. For the first time in a long time she had 3 days to herself. She did not know what to do with herself. It was like a vacation. ALL MOMS need that. IF we don’t get our cups filled first, we cannot be tehre for other people, our subconcious brain detects a threat and boom, low level fight or flight reaction/stress response is on.

Working long hours just to be a good employee or feeling loyal to your employer. I am guilty of this and I am working hard on resolving this issue for myself. Many physicians and non-physicians in health care suffer from this condition – feeling responsible for the patient’s outcome so putting in extra time, extra mile to get things done. And many times that is appropriate and even desirable. But not every day, not all the time. The same applies to other industries.



Staying in a toxic relationship or seemingly happy relatioinship when our intuition is screaming at us that we should get out.


We only have ONE precious life. We have to treat it like gift, we have to treat our health and our bodies as gifts.

What we feel, what we are going through matter. We should not be miserable at work or in life every day.

So here is what my team and I are doing.
Starting at the end of September,
I will be hosting weekly calls,
For women interested in supportive community and more knowledge about fibromyalgia and what to do about it.
We meet and talk about a topic each week
I share ways to assess your fibromyalgia and then
Prompts to do the tools
Or simply answer your questions

Being part of the supportive group where everyone knows what the other might have gone through thanks to fibromyalgia is priceless.

Support is the other key factor in becoming successful at winning at fibromyalgia. Support of people who know what you are going through, who hear you, see you AND believe in you.
That’s what I will be doing for you guys.
There will be a small fee associated with this activity, paid monthly, it will be a close knit and private community to get us started.
We will get to know each other story well, to whatever is each of you feeling comfortable,
And we share our knowledge and stories and tips every week
I will moderate it and it will be a positive, private, and confidential type of setting where everyone participating will feel comfortable and safe.

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Ep. 58 Contemplating Pain, Suffering, and Meaning in Life. Part 1 of the interview with Luke Thompson Living with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions can be extremely challenging. This series discusses finding meaning in life with Luke Thompson, a philosophy professor and pastor, as he shares wisdom and insights into the problems of pain and suffering.  Medical doctors and scientists often don't talk about beliefs, but it affects everybody, and taking a whole-person approach to caring for others includes not only the body but also the mind and faith/spirituality. As the late George Foster Wallace wrote, "everybody worships something."Luke can be reached through his email, [email protected] if you have any questions. You can get a copy of his book here.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist interested in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it to even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
FDA-Approved Fibromyalgia Medications: Ask the Coach “I’d like to try Lyrica, but I worry about if I ever had to come off. Should I try it?” For today’s Ask The Coach episode, I’m answering this question sent in by Sarah in the UK. When treating fibromyalgia, we have to attack it from two sides. The first is addressing the fibromyalgia itself and the amplification of pain signals; the second is treating the pain that your fibromyalgia amplifies. In most cases, fibromyalgia medications are more helpful than harmful and can be a valuable tool to break the pain cycle. That said, the question of medications is complex and impossible to cover in detail in a podcast episode. Tami’s primary focus for this answer will be on fibromyalgia medications that address the amplification of pain signals, how they work, and the most important aspects you’ll want to consider. In this episode, Tami discusses the FDA-approved medications for fibromyalgia, the fact that no single drug is capable of managing all fibromyalgia symptoms, Tami’s two-pronged approach to treating fibromyalgia, the main goal of fibromyalgia medications, Lyrica’s history and previous versions, how Lyrica and Neurontin work to reduce our experience of our pain, common side effects of Lyrica, physical dependency versus addiction, how serotonin and norepinephrine affect pain levels, why the anti-depressants Savella and Cymbalta also help to address fibromyalgia symptoms, the mode of action of other anti-depressants that are sometimes prescribed for fibromyalgia, Cymbalta is known for being challenging to come off of, the importance of very slowly weaning off of medications, the gradual process Tami used when she was ready to come off of her medications, why we hear more stories about negative experiences, the fact that there’s no morality in taking medication, and more.   Note: This episode is not meant to be medical advice. Every person and every situation is unique. The information you learn in this episode should be shared and discussed with your own healthcare providers. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. For daily doses of hope, inspiration, and practical advice, join Tami on Facebook or Instagram. Need a good book to read? Download Tami’s books for free. Ready to take back control of your life and health? Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®.
Ep. 1 Welcome to the Conquering Your Fibromyalgia Podcast Dr. Michael Lenz welcomes you to his new podcast. Dr. Lenz is the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain."  Dr. Lenz is a pediatrician and internist as well as a lifestyle medicine physician. Dr. Lenz shares his background and interest in fibromyalgia. Join him on a journey to go beyond just learning to live with to conquering your fibromyalgia. The audiobook, Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. You can get a copy of the book here.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 2 "I have had more research done checking my thyroid than all the research on global warming" Dr . Lenz discusses a recent patient's frustrating delay in diagnosis as many doctors over the years checked her thyroid and found it to be normal. She said, "I have had more research done on my thyroid, than all the research on global warming." Learn more about fibromyalgia on the bold journey to go beyond just learning to live with to conquering your fibromyalgia.The audiobook, Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. You can get a copy of the book here.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 3 What is Fibromyalgia? Dr. Lenz describes fibromyalgia. He differentiates structural medical problems which is the most commonly used paradigm for understanding medical problems and then discusses how fibromyalgia-like problems involve how the brain listens to stimuli and interprets them differently, in a noxious way. He offers hope to those through first a better understanding. He is the author of the book "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain."The audiobook, Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. You can get a copy of the book here.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 4 The Cost of Delayed Diagnosis The cost of a delayed diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be tremendous. There can be a huge impact due to the cost of unnecessary treatments or incomplete fixes. There is also the cost of lost income. In addition, there is also a big emotional cost to delayed diagnosis and incomplete management.The audiobook, Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. You can get a copy of the book here. Blog and website available here.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 5 More than 90% of medical diagnoses are made through the history Understand the framework a doctor uses to make diagnoses which starts with the chief complaint, then the history of present illness, review of systems, and other past histories.  This is foundational to understanding how a diagnosis is made. Next week Dr. Lenz will discuss fibromyalgia-specific symptoms and history.The audiobook, Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. You can get a copy of the book here. The blog of this episode is available here.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 6 "Do I have fibromyalgia?" Part 1 A fibromyalgia history is similar to histories of other medical problems but there are some important clues that can help discriminate these important differences. I share that having one diagnosis does not mutually exclude having the other diagnosis. Knowing these fibromyalgia-specific symptoms helps build greater insight into what you are experiencing. Building on that insight helps you understand what you are going through better and not some random, unpredictable problem you have no control over.For a link to the blog and show summary, click hereThe audiobook, Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. You can get a copy of the book here.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 8 "Do I have Fibromyalgia?" Part 3 In this episode, Dr. Lenz looks at specific criteria used to diagnosis along with a careful history and physical exam, and appropriate labs.The audiobook, Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. You can get a copy of the book here.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. For the ACR fibromyalgia criteria click here.Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 9 "How bad is my fibromyalgia?" The FIQ-R. An important tool to assess progress with treatment In this episode, Dr. Lenz discusses a useful tool that is known as the FIQ-R, Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire. This is a tool used in research to help assess the impact of therapy. It also can be used by patients and their physicians to assess progress and the impact of interventions over time. The audiobook, Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. You can get a copy of the book here.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. For the FIQR form click here.Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 10 Interview with Millie Velez, Executive Director of the Fibromyalgia Care Society of America Millie joins me as she discusses her journey. We talk about her diagnosis. She was diagnosed after only a year of symptoms. The average time from symptoms is 6.5 years. We talk about what has helped her on her journey and learn more about FCSA. The audiobook, Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. You can get a copy of the book here. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 11 Two doctors passionate about caring for those with fibromyalgia discuss chronic pain Do you have fibromyalgia? Have you felt that your doctor and the doctors that care for your fibromyalgia are leaving you frustrated?  If this is you then you will enjoy listening to Dr. Michael Lenz, MD, and Dr. Maureen Allen, MD of the Pain Talks podcast discuss chronic pain.The audiobook, Conquering Your Fibromyalgia, is now available. You can get a copy of the book here. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 13 Advocating for Fibro warriors. Part 1 of a conversation with Kristal Kent, a member of "Team Fibro" In Part 1 you will get to meet Kristal Kent. As a member of "Team Fibro", she not only has fibromyalgia but is also an advocate for helping those with fibromyalgia. Learn from her experiences and gain some wisdom and insight from her story. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 14 "Team Fibro". Kristals interview_Part 2 Kristal has fibromyalgia. In this episode, topics include awareness of the extensive family history of fibromyalgia and related issues. She talks about her role as an advocate for fibromyalgia among other topics.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 15 Special invitation to a Live webinar on the role of food for treatment of Fibromyalgia Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM Register for the live webinar here. DR LENZ WILL TALK TO US ABOUT THE ROLE PLANT-BASED EATING MAY PLAY IN REDUCING CHRONIC PAIN AND INCREASING OVERALL HEALTH.Dr. Lenz has been a practicing physician for over 25 years. He is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook where Dr. Lenz is the narrator. Nationally known plant-based physician, researcher, and author, Dr. Neal Barnard, said of Dr. Lenz’s book “This book will provide hope for anyone who is struggling with fibromyalgia. Dr. Michael Lenz provides a comprehensive look at this challenging disease and shares practical tips that can help, highlighting the benefits of a healthful plant-based diet.He has personally been eating a whole food plant-based diet for over 11 years.He, his wife Joy, who’s a plant-based dietitian and teaches how to eat a plant-based diet.Dr. Lenz will be available for Q&A after his talkIf you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 16 The Physician's role with Fibromyalgia. Part 3 of the conversation with Kristal Kent In this episode, we wrap up our conversation. I discuss the need to make sure you discuss all your symptoms with your physician. We also discuss the roles physicians should have in treating fibromyalgia.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 17 What role does food play in fibromyalgia treatment? Part 1 This is the first of a 3 part series discussing the role food has on fibromyalgia. Food choices have probably the most powerful impact on your overall health but are probably the most overlooked. In the three-part series, I will look at 3 studies showing a positive impact of food on fibromyalgia. I will look at why they likely work, obstacles to implementation, and pathways to getting through them.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook where Dr. Lenz is the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.Those interested in whole food plant-based nutrition coaching and online course with a board-certified dietitian eager to help you click here. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 18 What role does food play in fibromyalgia treatment? Part 2 In this second episode, Dr. Lenz looks at 3 studies showing the impact food has on fibromyalgia. The first study used a healthy Whole Foods plant-based diet and showed a marked reduction in symptoms. The second study was randomized to a typical Western diet and a Whole Foods plant-based diet and showed significant improvement within 6 weeks. The last study used meal replacement shakes to achieve impressive weight loss and also improvement in symptoms that went beyond the expected weight-bearing joints. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook where Dr. Lenz is the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.For those interested in making the transition to a healthy diet as one important piece of effective fibromyalgia therapy and bringing joy to their kitchen, click here for nutrition coaching and an online course with a board-certified dietitian. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 19 Bring Joy to to Your Kitchen. Diet and Fibromyalgia Part 3 In this episode, we look at implementing a whole foods plant-based diet. Just because lifestyle changes like eating healthy can be beneficial doesn't mean that it will be easy to start, sustain and enjoy. You will learn tips on how to eat healthier from Joy Lenz, a dietitian, and also will learn about obstacles that are needed to work through.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.For those interested in getting help making the transition to a healthy diet as one important piece of effective fibromyalgia therapy and bringing joy to their kitchen, click here for nutrition coaching and an online course with a board-certified dietitian. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 20 Teresa's Inspiring Fibromyalgia Reversal Story: Part 1 Can fibromyalgia be reversed or put into remission? For many, it seems impossible, but in today and the upcoming episodes, you will get to learn how a fibro warrior went from extreme levels of fibromyalgia as measured by the Fibromyalgia Impact Score to completely reversing it into the normal range to levels of those unaffected by fibro. Her story is one of real pain, real fatigue, and rail brain fog. This and all the podcasts are for educational purposes only.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question.Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 21 Teresa's Fibromyalgia Reversal Story Part 2 In this episode, we continue to hear more about Teresa's journey to conquering her fibromyalgia and related health problems. You will learn more about coexisting medical conditions that, if left untreated, can sabotage fibromyalgia recovery. This and all the podcasts are for educational purposes only.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question.Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 22 Teresa's Fibromyalgia reversal Story Part 3 In this 3rd of 4 episodes, Teresa continues to share her journey from extreme fibromyalgia to completely reversing it into the levels of those unaffected. This and all the podcasts are for educational purposes only.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question.Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 23 Teresa's Fibromyalgia Reversal Journey: Part 4 Wrap-up In this final episode, we hear the wrap-up of Teresa's journey. She also answers 3 questions. What would you want to say to people struggling with fibromyalgia? What would you want to say to their friends and family? What would you want to say to doctors and other medical providers? This and all the podcasts are for educational purposes only.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question.Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 26 Fibromyalgia and ADHD: Part 2 In this week's episode, we continue the conversation on ADHD. Many with ADHD learn what they can't do or struggle to do so they stop trying. Many with ADHD feel they have never come near to meeting their intellectual potential. Implementing effective lifestyle changes consistently is much more of a challenge for those with ADHD than those without. This can lead over time to a sense of hopelessness. Treatment of ADHD is the most effectively treated psychiatric condition and also has been shown to reduce fibromyalgia symptoms in those with comorbid ADHD.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question.Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 27 Diagnostic Delays and Dilemmas. ADHD and Fibro Part 3 In this week's episode, we continue to learn more about ADHD. The average adult with ADHD has seen 3.3 physicians and tried on an average of 6.7 SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) over seven years before their diagnosis is made. Many give up before then.  In this week's episode, the question are stimulant medications addictive? is discussed. What are the biggest clogs in the system to effective diagnosis and treatment?Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question.Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 28 Exercise, maladaptive behaviors, and insomnia. ADHD and Fibro Part 4 During this week's episode, the conversation with Dr. Bill Dobson continues. The roles of exercise, maladaptive behaviors, and insomnia are discussedDr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question.Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 29 RSD-Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria, ADHD and Fibromyalgia- Part 5 of the interview with Dr Dodson In this week's episode, we discuss several topics including Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria common in the majority of those with ADHD and in many with fibromyalgia. We also discuss more on the positive impact of ADHD treatment on sleep. We also discuss the prevalence of ADHD in the homeless. We hear also about Dr. Dodson's origin story in regard to ADHD.  We also hear about the impact of untreated ADHD on lifespan. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 30 An "optional" diagnosis? and more. Fibromyalgia and ADHD-Part 6 of 6 of the discussion with Dr. Bill Dodson In this week's episode, Dr. Dodson discusses the importance of considering ADHD as a diagnosis as well as treatment. He answers this by sharing the potential consequences of untreated ADHD. He also has a book that should hopefully be available later this year that helps physicians and families learn more about the management of ADHD.  Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 31 The Nothing Disease? You have heard of fibromyalgia described as the invisible disease, but you may have never heard of it called the "nothing" disease. However, many of you suffering or have a loved one enduring it may have felt it. Dr. Lenz discusses how fibromyalgia can make you feel like nothing after multiple trips to doctors have essentially nothing really wrong with you. Of course, there is something big going on. You can read the blog for this episode.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia.Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 32 Food, Inflammation, and Immune Function Learn ways to optimize your immune function and decrease inflammation through the food you eat. In this week's episode, Joy Lenz, a registered dietitian discusses how the food choices we make affect inflammation and immune function. To connect with Joy further you can reach her at BringJoytoyourkitchen.com.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented  is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 33 "Weather Induced" Abdominal Pain in a Child This week Dr. Lenz discusses a common pediatric problem that can be very frustrating for the child and for their parents. He walks through the thought processes involved in the evaluation of a child with recurrent abdominal pain. Fibromyalgia symptoms often start years and even decades before it is diagnosed, often going back to childhood with regional central pain syndromes like abdominal migraines. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 34 The Power of Fibro Education In this week's episode, Dr. Michael Lenz reviews a study done in Spain published in 2021 looking at the impact in-person education over 7 weeks with 2-hour sessions made on reducing symptoms of fibromyalgia which was even more effective than a common FDA-approved medication. Education is so important and is foundational to healing and living well with fibromyalgia. Dr. Lenz's goal is to use a comprehensive approach weaving the best of lifestyle medicine and medical management to help those living with fibromyalgia go beyond just learning to live with to reducing and possibly reversing symptoms to those unaffected by fibromyalgia. Stay tuned to the end of the podcast for listener feedback from Mahalia in the Netherlands as she shares the impact the podcast has had on her.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to read some blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 35 Good Sleep. An Elusive Elixir for Fibromyalgia-Part 1 In this week's episode, we begin a several-part series of learning about sleep and discussing what the all too elusive healthy sleep is. In subsequent episodes, we will learn more about sleep disorders that can occur in many people including those with fibromyalgia. Dr. Lenz interviews Dr. Brittany Meyer, a sleep medicine specialist.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 36 Good sleep. An Elusive Elixir For Fibromyalgia. Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Part 2 In this week's episode, we continue the conversation with  Dr. Brittany Meyer, a sleep medicine specialist. She shares her story of sleep apnea diagnosed in college. We also learn more about sleep apnea. Many with fibromyalgia struggle with sleep and finding ways to help optimize sleep is so important. Recognition and treatment of sleep apnea will be discussed.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 37 Good Sleep. An Elusive Elixir. Sleep Hygiene. Part 3 In this week's episode, Dr. Lenz discusses sleep hygiene with Dr. Brittany Meyer, a sleep medicine specialist.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 38 Good Sleep. An Elusive Elixir for Fibromyalgia. Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. Part 4 In this week's episode, Dr. Lenz discusses restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder along with using tools to help assess your sleep from home with Dr. Brittany Meyer, a sleep medicine specialist.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 39 Sleep Wrap-up. Part 5 In this week's episode, Dr. Lenz reviews key sleeping problems that may affect those struggling with fibromyalgia and related problems. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with to even reversing fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 40 "Gone with the Wind but not Forgotten." Life with fibromyalgia 100 years ago. Part 1 Listen and learn about life with fibromyalgia 100 years ago through the words of a best-selling and imaginative author. The year is 1900. At the turn of the century, Margaret Mitchell was born in Atlanta. She went on to write the most famous novel of the time 36 years later. The book was transformed into a great film as well. Despite her success, she endured much physical and emotional anguish. Her story will resonate with a familiar and sad tone for those with fibromyalgia and related problems. I will share her story and struggles. Her biography, written by Darden Asbury Pyron, gives a chronological in-depth look into her life. I have encouraged those struggling with chronic health issues like fibromyalgia to write down their story. As we walk through her journey, I will discuss her symptoms and physical findings, medical assessments, evaluations, and treatments. You will hear in her history how much has not changed, yet much has evolved in our understanding. I found out about Margaret Mitchell through research and the journal article discussing her case.As a doctor passionate about helping those struggling, I can't help wanting to reach back in time and sit down with Margaret in my clinic. I would have enjoyed spending hours and frequent follow-up visits discussing her struggles and working to lessen her mysterious pains, fog, and fatigue.  Her history gives insight into the limitations of medicine in the first half of the 20th century. Sadly, current sufferers with fibromyalgia will likely find that they will fit somewhere on the spectrum from never receiving a correct diagnosis and getting proper education and treatment to getting up-to-date education and comprehensive care.  Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it to even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 41 "Gone with the Wind but not Forgotten." The College Years. Part 2 We hear more about Margaret Mitchell's tumultuous journey during her college years. Her struggles are clues that foreshadow the development of fibromyalgia and related problems. Margaret Mitchell is the author of Gone With the Wind.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it to even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 42 "Gone with the Wind but not Forgotten." Margaret's "Black Depression and Hypochondria." Part 3 Have you ever been told you were a hypochondriac or had the impression your doctor thought you were one? Have you gone through deep despair due to the pain, fatigue, and brain fog of fibromyalgia? Have you observed the effects of your emotions or stress? If you have then you are not alone. The best-selling author of the book, "Gone with the Wind", also endured these as well. She had so much talent but struggled so much.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it to even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 43 "Emotions and Pain." Margaret's story Part 4 "Just a few more days for to tote the weary load!" No matter, 'twill never be light!Just a few more days till we totter in the road-""No matter, 'twill never be light"- she took the words to her tired mind. Would her load never be light? Was coming to home to Tara to mean, no blessed surcease, but only more loads to carry?'Written soon after Scarlett O'Hara comes back to her home after fleeing Atlanta during the Civil War. Margaret was a gifted writer and her abilities to bring characters and scenes to life were clearly demonstrated in her book. She had great insight into the human condition, of first most was her own. She recognized the impact emotions had on her condition, which we now understand to be fibromyalgia and related problems.Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it to even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have feedback, questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
Ep. 44 Removing the stigma. Part 5 of Gone with the Wind's author's story Margaret Mitchell shared struggles with many of those who have fibromyalgia. While no one's story is the same, there are many common features present in her story that likely resonate with you or someone you know with fibromyalgia. She was twice exceptional. She was a talented writer yet struggled with fibromyalgia and ADHD. Dr. Lenz is an internist, pediatrician, lifestyle medicine physician, and clinical lipidologist with an interest in helping those with fibromyalgia and related problems go beyond just learning to live with it to even reverse fibromyalgia. He is also the author of the book, "Conquering Your Fibromyalgia: Real Answers and Real Solutions for Real Pain. " It is also available on audiobook with Dr. Lenz as the narrator. If you have feedback, questions, or topics you would like to have discussed on a future podcast, email Dr. Lenz at [email protected]. You can also share a recording of your question. If you have a question, it is likely that hundreds of others have the same question. You can also go to Conquerinyourfibromyalgia.com  to learn more through blogs that Dr. Lenz has done on fibromyalgia. Remember this podcast is meant for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be and should NOT be interpreted as medical advice for any medical condition and any individual. It is also not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The content presented is provided as a starting point in your research and a helpful guide when discussing your individual circumstances with your trusted medical providers. All listeners are strongly urged to seek medical attention and guidance regarding any symptoms and health concerns.
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